“A moderate loop and popular option out of Altadena.”
— Alex Johnson
This approximately fourteen-mile loop can be done after work or with minimal driving. The ride is made up of a fire road and single/doubletrack climb followed by a singletrack downhill and an easy cruise back down the Gabrielino Trail.
Start at the parking lot on Windsor and Ventura in Altadena. Head north on Gabrieleno Trail - paved
turn right at the fork and continue up Fern Truck Trail
to the saddle, then make a left at Brown Mountain
Continue on Brown Mountain
until it ends, then go straight onto the Ken Burton Trail
. Continue on Ken Burton Trail
until it ends and intersects with the Gabrielino Trail. Make a left and cruise the remaining four miles back to the parking lot. Watch out for hikers, especially on the Gabrielino Trail.
History & Background
Ken Burton Trail
is an old trail built by mountain bikers that has been closed for years and has just re-opened making this loop possible again.