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Sunset Ridge Trail

 15 votes

2.2 Miles 3.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

2' 1 m

Ascent

-1,213' -370 m

Descent

3,421' 1,043 m

High

2,210' 674 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Unknown

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Great singletrack with speed, cliff side exposure, tight switchbacks & technical rocky sections.

Chris Woodruff

Overview

Dogs: Leashed

Description

The Sunset Ridge trail is all technical and narrow singletrack with exposure. This trail is for intermediate and expert riders, and some will likely choose to dismount several sections. Watch out for poison oak when it's in season. Most of the trail is north facing with lots of shade; perfect for poison oak. There is a lot of exposure along Sunset Ridge and those not used to riding along a cliff edge should be mindful. Switchbacks are abundant and visibility is short along some sections so please use a Bell to alert other trail users. Sunset Ridge is also a popular trail amongst hikers and trail runners.

Access is generally either via climbing the paved Mt Lowe Rd via Chaney Trail in Altadena or by climbing up Lower Sam Merrill Trail at the top of Lake Ave. and crossing over via the left hand turn connector trail before the Echo Mountain Ruins.

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Oct 12, 2017
Nick Wright
Dry, clear. In good shape. Connected to El P for a nice descent. 2.2mi — 1h 00m
Apr 20, 2017
Cary Stacy
Challenging rocks and switchbacks cliffside.
Mar 10, 2017
Alex Johnson
Nov 4, 2016
Alex Johnson
Oct 23, 2016
Patrick Csongei
2.2mi — 0h 30m
Sep 15, 2016
Mike Collard
Jun 24, 2016
Alex Johnson
Mar 23, 2016
Alex Johnson

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in California

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very rocky right now. super fun but much more chunky than usual. Mar 14, 2017

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