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Trail

14.8 mile 23.7 kilometer loop
50% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,060' 628 m
Descent: -2,057' -627 m
High: 2,947' 898 m
Low: 1,156' 352 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Alex Johnson

A moderate loop and popular option out of Altadena.

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Overview

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.

Description

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.

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May 18, 2019
Brian P
May 5, 2019
Brian P
Apr 4, 2019
Jarred Fixler
Feb 25, 2019
Keith Parsons
Dec 22, 2018
Jason Seieroe
Oct 28, 2018
Fulvio Capitanio
14.8mi
Oct 19, 2018
Christopher Ross
back side switch backs badly overgrown and washed out in several places 14.8mi
Sep 18, 2018
Carson Blaker
Inspecting recent trailwork by MWBA volunteers. They did good, lots of brushing on upper portion and some needed tread repair near the memorial. 15.6mi — 2h 28m

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 35 votes

#3

in Pasadena

#484

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#3

in Pasadena

#67

in California

#484

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