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Millard Canyon Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 755' 230 m
Descent: -13' -4 m
High: 2,982' 909 m
Low: 2,227' 679 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Cary Stacy

Hike through the canyon with river crossings and rock-hopping.

Cary Stacy

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Family Friendly A nice walk along a shaded stream.

Description

Hike from the parking lot at Chaney Trail and hike up Mt. Lowe Road 0.3 miles then turn left onto Sunset Ridge Trail. After another 0.3 miles, keep left at a fork near a cabin. This is the start of the path although it is an unofficial but well used route.

The path is relatively easy to follow up the canyon and there are places of good tread. Near the junction with the Dawn Mine Trail, there is a fork leading down to the canyon bottom and the mine. The mine is closed off for public protection but there are many relics nearby.

This route makes a good loop when combined with the Sunset Ridge Trail and the Dawn Mine Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Alder, maple, bay, oak and bigcone spruce trees provide ample shade. Beware of poison oak.

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Nov 8, 2018
Meriam Awada
Millard canyon falls from further parking lot for added distance 2.8mi
Feb 25, 2018
Nikki Oesch
Nov 23, 2017
Marc Daniel
With the family despite the fight

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  4.3 from 6 votes

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Hiking along the creek on our way to Dawn Mine
Apr 22, 2019 near Altadena, CA
On the way to Dawn Mine
Apr 22, 2019 near Altadena, CA
Rock-Hopping terrain in  Millard Canyon
Apr 22, 2019 near Altadena, CA

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