Middle Sam Merrill Trail
ElevationAscent: 39' 12 m
Descent: -1,316' -401 m
High: 4,489' 1,368 m
Low: 3,210' 978 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“Challenging singletrack with high exposure and a view of the LA basin.”— Chris W
As you come out from the trees and starting heading south down towards Echo Mountain, you'll encounter some challenging switchbacks, more exposure and grand views of Los Angeles. On a clear day, you should be able to see some of the Channel Islands.
The end of the trail intersects with the Mount Lowe Railway Trail. Head southeast to check out the ruins of the historic Echo Mountain House. Otherwise continue down the Lower Sam Merrill Trail or continue up the Mount Lowe Railway Trail to connect to the Sunset Ridge Trail.