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Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area

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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 Winter Creek Loop.
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

Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area Biking

  • 110 Miles 178 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 10 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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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 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #3Valley Forge Trail
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
26.0 mi 41.8 km #4Gabrielino Trail (NRT)
Intermediate/Difficult
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 14 
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

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
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
Scenic vistas abound but keep your eyes on the trail!
Oct 28, 2018 near Altadena, CA
Typical exposure and conditions along upper portion of the trail.
Sep 14, 2016 near Sierra…, CA
Even though it burned in 2017, this chunky section of trail is verdant with Poodle Dog Brush, Poison Oak, and Buckthorn.
Oct 7, 2019 near Sierra…, CA