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Echo Mountain Trail 12W14.A

Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 275' 84 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 3,476' 1,059 m
Low: 3,201' 976 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

A mile-long trail that is the start of an interpretive hike.

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Description

This trail begins at Echo Mountain Incline and is the start of a self-guided interpretive tour of the Mt. Lowe Historic Railway. There are two tour stops on the trail, and one at the end at the junction of Mt. Lowe Road #2N50 at the Cape of Good Hope, which continues the tour to the right (north).

Make sure you download or print off a free copy of the free e-book/brochure "Self Guided Hiking Tour of the Historic Mt. Lowe Pacific Electric Railway, Angeles National Forest" by the United States Forest Service! It will make your self-guided interpretive tour, much more enjoyable and informative.

The trail is fairly mellow and follows an easy grade over an old railroad bed for 0.9 miles. This trail is typically done in conjunction with other trails, especially Mt. Lowe Road #2N50.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

Chaparral of scrub oak, ceanothus and laurel sumac.

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Check-Ins

Feb 26, 2019
Cq Hiker
Dec 23, 2018
Tina Bach
0.9mi
Nov 24, 2018
Brian Herold
5mi
Feb 17, 2018
Bob Lewis
Dec 25, 2016
Susana Rinderle
Mar 2, 2016
Johanna Mesa
Apr 24, 2015
Chris Joe
2mi

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  4.1 from 9 votes

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#694

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At the dramatic ruined staircase and historical marker signage near the ruins of the old lodge. On clear days, you can see the ocean to the west and south as well as fantastic views of downtown LA.
Apr 14, 2015 near Altadena, CA
Flat, sandy trail and lovely flora along the link trail.
May 11, 2015 near Altadena, CA
Sierra Club WTC Group Five, Winter 2012.
Apr 3, 2018 near Altadena, CA
Wide, flat portion near the ruins at the top. This is the portion of the trail where other spur trails are noted via signage.
Apr 14, 2015 near Altadena, CA
Mountain bikers headed toward the Mt. Lowe fire road with historic cog railroad foundations visible.
May 11, 2015 near Altadena, CA
Beautiful views down on the Sam Merrill trail and downtown Pasadena.
May 11, 2015 near Altadena, CA

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