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Mt. Wilson Enduro Loop

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 4.3 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A whole day epic that will take your breath away!


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Map Key

32.5

Miles

52.3

KM

90%

Singletrack

5,696' 1,736 m

High

508' 155 m

Low

6,479' 1,975 m

Up

6,487' 1,977 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

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Overview

Starting and finishing at the same point, this is a perfect loop to get your legs and lungs ready for base mileage, and to prepare you for even more demanding rides later in the season. After a brief paved road section, you'll be climbing Monrovia Canyon Truck Trail, then make a left on Rincon-Redbox Road (2N24.2) that will take you to the Mt. Wilson Observatory and the beginning of the Mt. Wilson shuttle ride!

Need to Know

Make sure you get a full face helmet and elbow and knee pads for the descent from Mt. Wilson! This ride is NO JOKE and should be prepared for and taken very seriously, also its a good idea to wear SPOT GPS locator at all times.

Description

After a brief paved road section you'll be climbing Monrovia Canyon Truck Trail, then make a left onto Rincon-Redbox Road (2N24.2). Continue onto Newcomb Pass Connector toward Rim Trail that will take you to the Mt. Wilson Observatory and the beginning of the Mt. Wilson shuttle ride.

From here, you should have a full face helmet for the descent on Mt. Wilson Trail - Upper, Mt. Wilson Toll Road, and Mt. Wilson Trail.

Bring PLENTY of water, food, spare tires and everything else! Make sure you bring protection like elbow and knee pads for the descent from Mt. Wilson. This ride is NO JOKE and should be prepared for and taken very seriously. Also, it's a good idea to wear a SPOT GPS locator at all times, or at least have the MTB Project mobile app downloaded in case you get lost.

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Alexei Pavlov

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  4.3 from 7 votes

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For a moment, you really do ride on the rim of this ridge.
Oct 7, 2019 near Sierra…, CA
End of the trail.
Jan 28, 2016 near Sierra…, CA
Rim Trail descent from Mt. Wilson. Use caution, tight trail with foggy and moist conditions.
May 8, 2015 near Sierra…, CA
Typical exposure and conditions along upper portion of the trail.
Sep 14, 2016 near Sierra…, CA
Even though it burned in 2017, this chunky section of trail is verdant with Poodle Dog Brush, Poison Oak, and Buckthorn.
Oct 7, 2019 near Sierra…, CA
Local flora.
Dec 8, 2014 near Sierra…, CA

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Jul 13, 2020
Jason Shafer
Seriously fun ride. Watch from Newcomb pass through rim trail- which was a land slide made of poison oak & bugs while climbing the steepest part. doit 36mi — 6h 00m
Jul 13, 2020
Ed Th
Rim Trail - deep cliffs with very soft shoulders that easily gave away. Littered with fallen trees, poison ivy and swarming mosquitoes/nats. 42mi — 11h 30m
Jul 6, 2019
Yeyo Prints
Jun 1, 2019
SoCal NuckaMan
This will kick your butt!!! But so awesome. 34mi — 6h 00m
Dec 16, 2018
Steve Calvert