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Mt. Lowe Road

Intermediate
 3.1 (15)

A fire road that leads to awesome singletrack descents.


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Map Key

9.0

Miles

14.4

KM

Doubletrack

5,289' 1,612 m

High

2,091' 637 m

Low

3,273' 998 m

Up

245' 75 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This fire road provides the means to climb up to many awesome singletrack descents. You can get off near Inspiration Point to go down Middle Sam Merrill Trail, or continue upwards to Mt. Lowe East Trail. You can string together an epic day in the front range using this fire road. The Lower section of road is paved, once past Mount Lowe Railway Trail it is dirt.

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Alex Fore

Trail Ratings

  3.1 from 15 votes

#5

in Arroyo Seco

#16494

Overall
  3.1 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#5

in Arroyo Seco

#1,259

in California

#16,494

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Photos

It's called sunset for a reason.
Dec 23, 2015 near Altadena, 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
A steep climb up with an awesome and rewarding singletrack down!
Jun 23, 2016 near Altadena, CA
The ride starts here!
Mar 16, 2016 near Altadena, CA
Top of Sunset Ridge, ready to drop into the singletrack after the initial climb
Jul 10, 2018 near Altadena, CA

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May 8, 2021
Brandon Hanna
Jun 19, 2020
Connor Lambert
Jun 14, 2020
Gerry Walsh
16mi
May 4, 2019
William Lee
Not much shade, so bring plenty of sunscreen. 17.2mi — 2h 50m
Dec 29, 2018
Tony Ago
4mi
Dec 27, 2018
John Gump
climb Lowe, come down Sam Merrill and Sunset Ridge. 18mi
Sep 29, 2018
Chris Svensson
Dec 20, 2017
Ed Th
18mi