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Table Mountain Road East #4N21

Intermediate

Trail

2.9 mile 4.7 kilometer point to point
Paved Path
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 435' 133 m
Descent: -123' -37 m
High: 7,472' 2,277 m
Low: 7,138' 2,176 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Veronica Hill

Nice paved road, steady incline, with plenty of places to jump off onto dirt tracks for more challenges.

Veronica Hill

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Good for families due to wide paved road closed to vehicles.

Closed in winter when there is snow.

Need to Know

You need a Forest Adventure Pass to park before riding. Be aware that there are also people and dogs walking the trail. A bear bell is recommend to warn both people and wild animals of your presence. No bathrooms are available anywhere along the trail. Bring water.

Description

This trail begins about halfway up the road to Table Mountain Campground. You'll see a nice parking pullout, usually with several cars parked there, with views of Mountain High West Ski Resort. The trail begins at the white gate, where signage is marked 4N21.

Expect a nice mix of easy riding combined with a good uphill portion toward the end. Along the way, you'll have nice views of the Table Mountain Observatory (TMO), which is JPL's dedicated astronomical observing facility. Lots of cool stuff goes on there—check out their website to learn more.

Although the trail is paved the entire way, there are plenty of jumping off points of singletrack dirt road for more experienced riders who would like to explore the area.

The paved road ends at a smaller observatory, and just a bit farther up a steeper hill, at a transmission tower, where you'll get fantastic views of the High Desert, Mount Baden Powell, and the San Gabriel Mountains.

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Photos

Tower at the top of the trail.
Jun 21, 2019 near Wrightwood, CA
View from the top of the trail.
Jun 21, 2019 near Wrightwood, CA
Another view of the JPL lab from the top of the trail.
Jun 21, 2019 near Wrightwood, CA
The smaller observatory - almost to the top!
Jun 21, 2019 near Wrightwood, CA
Wildflowers and view from the top of the trail.
Jun 21, 2019 near Wrightwood, CA
Beautiful views of both sides of the mountain. This portion looks out over the High Desert and El Mirage Dry Lake.
Jun 21, 2019 near Wrightwood, CA

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