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Mt. Lowe Railway Trail

 5 votes

0.9 Miles 1.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

275' 84 m

Ascent

-2' -1 m

Descent

3,476' 1,059 m

High

3,201' 976 m

Low

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Unknown

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

John McKinney

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Description

This trail begins at Echo Mountain 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, 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 hikeed in conjunction with other trails, especially Mt. Lowe Road.

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

There is not much in the way of shade up here.
Watch out for Poodle-dog Bush as it is prominent in Angeles National Forest. After contact with skin, it causes rashes similar to poison oak and poison ivy. It is recommended that users wear long sleeves and pants while hiking in the area.

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