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Mt Dissapointment Road

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3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


Paved Path

1,200' 366 m

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7%

Avg Grade (4°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

5,949' 1,813 m

High

4,750' 1,448 m

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Paved road leads to Mt Disappointment.

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This paved road provides what is probably the most convenient way to get from Red Box over Mt Disappointment and back to the great trails leading down to Altadena.

The road itself is uninteresting and not so steep, but the scenery is good. The road is also closed to car traffic, making for a pleasant ride up the hill. The Bill Reily trail is another option, however that trail is much shorter and hence much steeper.

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May 29, 2018
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It is a paved road but it gets you up to 6000', which is nice. Being on the north side of the hill, it is much greener and has much bigger trees that most trails in this area. The top of Mt. Disappointment is an old Nike missile control site. The actual missiles were a few miles away at Barley Flats. The Nike site is the reason for this nice paved road in the middle of nowhere. Google for more info. There is a trail from the saddle going south to connect to Mount Lowe Road and the Mueller Tunnel, and back to the Mt. Wilson road, making a nice loop. I used to ride this but since the station fire (and since I've gotten older) I now consider it too treacherous, or I will have to walk a lot of it. Aug 31, 2016

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