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Sunset Ridge Trail

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2.4 Miles 3.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

86' 26 m

Ascent

-1,294' -394 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

3,415' 1,041 m

High

2,187' 667 m

Low

Shared By Chris W

Conditions


Minor Issues 69 days ago
Mostly Dry - I hiked down this today, 8 Dec 2018. I was wishing for my mtb the entire trip down. Trail looked fine despite the heavy rain recently. There was one large tree down across the path about half way down the trail and about 50 yards later there was another tree leaning over the path (no way to ride under it, would need to get off and walk through) History

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

Chris W

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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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Dec 1, 2018
Nils-Erik Hilliard
Jan 28, 2018
J P
2.4mi
Nov 26, 2017
Money Bagski
Nov 24, 2017
Marc Daniel
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

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  4.4 from 19 votes

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  4.4 from 19 votes
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very rocky right now. super fun but much more chunky than usual. Mar 14, 2017
J P
Pasadena, Ca
J P   Pasadena, Ca
Super rocky. This trail is no joke. Jan 29, 2018

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