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Idlehour Trail

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 2.6 (8)

A singletrack that connects Mt Lowe Road to Mt. Wilson Toll Road.


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Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

Singletrack

4,474' 1,364 m

High

2,713' 827 m

Low

714' 218 m

Up

2,040' 622 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

No parking on Pinecrest Drive on weekends.

Description

The trailhead is located at the fork where Mt Lowe Road, Middle Sam Merrill Trail, and the trail to Inspiration Point are. From this intersection, Idlehour Trail goes east and down. This is some nice singletrack and an alternative to the other trails around. There is a nice climb out from Idlehour Campground, and the trail can get thin and overgrown but it is rideable. Use the Mt. Wilson Toll Road, through Henninger Flats, to exit onto Pinecrest Drive in Altadena.

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Alex Johnson

Trail Ratings

  2.6 from 8 votes

#22486

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  2.6 from 8 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2,053

in California

#22,486

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Photos

Pic from Mountain Bike Action Magazine showing Gary Fisher hitting this trail back in 1991.
Feb 11, 2016 near Altadena, CA
Make sure you have enough energy, water, and daylight, to get back up the exit climb (some sections can be hike-a-bike).
Sep 14, 2016 near Altadena, CA
Typical exposure and vista along much of the trail.
Sep 14, 2016 near Altadena, CA
Traversing one of the slides that can happen on this trail after heavy rains.
Sep 14, 2016 near Altadena, CA
The climb from the campground up to Mt. Wilson Toll Rd is somewhat steep (and slippery when littered with damp leaves :) )
Sep 14, 2016 near Altadena, CA

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Dec 13, 2018
Nils-Erik Hilliard
Nov 5, 2015
Alex Johnson
16.8mi