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Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area

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85 mi 136 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 2 Trails Intermediate Trails 9 Trails Hard Trails 10 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area - 3

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Favorite Jen keeping it rolling through dusty ruts. Great trail for the area!
Difficult

Eaton Saddle Downhill Shuttle

13.8 mi 22.2 km 768' Up 234.15 m Up 4,747' Down 1446.75 m Down

Altadena, CA
Favorite Just go with the flow.
Difficult

Winter Creek Loop

4.9 mi 7.9 km 1,236' Up 376.75 m Up 1,245' Down 379.49 m Down

Sierra…, CA
Favorite Even though it burned in 2017, this chunky section of trail is verdant with Poodle Dog Brush, Poison Oak, and Buckthorn.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Wilson Shuttle

6.9 mi 11.1 km 193' Up 58.73 m Up 4,876' Down 1486.28 m Down

Sierra…, CA

Trails in Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area - 18

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2.6 mi 4.1 km #1Middle Sam Merrill Trail
Difficult
Altadena, CA
Difficult
Altadena, CA 19 
9.1 mi 14.7 km #2Mt. Wilson Toll Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Altadena, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Altadena, CA 20 
26.0 mi 41.8 km #3Gabrielino Trail (NRT)
Intermediate/Difficult
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 13 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #4Valley Forge Trail
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Lower Winter Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #6Upper Winter Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
5.6 mi 9.0 km #7Mt. Wilson Trail
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #8Upper Winter Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
9.1 mi 14.6 km #9Rincon-Redbox Truck Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Altadena, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #10Kenyon-DeVore Trail
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #11Zion Trail
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #12San Gabriel Peak Trail
Difficult
Altadena, CA
Difficult
Altadena, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #13Mt Lowe West Trail
Difficult
Altadena, CA
Difficult
Altadena, CA
5.3 mi 8.6 km #14Idlehour Trail
Difficult
Altadena, CA
Difficult
Altadena, CA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #15Rim Trail
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #16Mt Lowe East Trail
Difficult
Altadena, CA
Difficult
Altadena, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #17Sturtevant Trail
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
3.1 mi 5.0 km #18Mt Dissapointment Road
Easy/Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Altadena, CA

Photos of Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area - 52

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For a moment, you really do ride on the rim of this ridge.
Oct 7, 2019 near Sierra…, CA
Pic from Mountain Bike Action Magazine showing Gary Fisher hitting this trail back in 1991.
Feb 11, 2016 near Altadena, CA
Pushing up in the snow
Feb 25, 2019 near Altadena, CA
Scenic vistas abound but keep your eyes on the trail!
Oct 28, 2018 near Altadena, CA
End of the trail.
Jan 28, 2016 near Sierra…, CA
Rim Trail descent from Mt. Wilson. Use caution, tight trail with foggy and moist conditions.
May 8, 2015 near Sierra…, CA
Typical exposure and conditions along upper portion of the trail.
Sep 14, 2016 near Sierra…, CA
Mt Lowe East MtLoweEast 01/10 No Dechutes part of Mt Wilson Front Side IvanMTB Please Like and Subscribe
Jan 15, 2020 near Altadena, CA