MTB Project Logo

Mt. Wilson Toll Road

 14 votes

Length

9.1 Miles 14.7 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

4,405' 1,343 m

Ascent

-87' -26 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

5,647' 1,721 m

High

1,256' 383 m

Low

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A long and steady grind up Mt. Wilson.

Chris Woodruff

Overview

Description

This is a long fire road climb up to the top of Mt. Wilson. It just keeps going and going. The grade is pretty consistently around 10%. From the bottom up to Henninger Flats is about 2.5 miles of wide open fire road with no shade. When you reach Henninger Flats, you'll find some large trees, picnic tables, a water fountain, and the Henninger Flats Museum.

As you continue up, you'll find a split in the fire road. Keep right and climb. Near the top, you'll find a bit more shade in spots. The view is fantastic on a clear day as you come around to the south side of the ridge and climb the final section to the top.

At about 7.5 miles, you'll intersect with the Mt. Wilson Trail. Keep left and rejoin onto the Mt. Wilson Toll Road in about 0.5 mile.

There is a great lookout at the top. Be sure to check out the Mt. Wilson Observatory if you have time.

Contacts

You & this Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Oct 12, 2017
Luis Perez
5000ft climb with views of Los Angeles county 7mi
Sep 1, 2017
Oscar Mendoza
Jul 8, 2017
Alex Hatem
Feb 27, 2016
Kyle Chin
Jan 14, 2016
Mike Obermeyer
It hailed and rained a little at the top. I was glad that I had a hat and some winter gloves in my backpack for the ride down. the cosmic cafe had ... — 5h 12m
Aug 17, 2014
Swerve Rider
Aug 16, 2014
Swerve Rider

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 14 votes

#3102

Overall
  4.1 from 14 votes
5 Star
43%
4 Star
36%
3 Star
7%
2 Star
14%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#167

in California

#3,102

Overall
255 Views Last Month
9,677 Since Apr 16, 2014
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

9%
0%
9%
73%
0%
9%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter