Mt Lowe Railway Trail, Altadena

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#123 of 141 in Trails in California
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  • The trail is tranquil and well maintained. There is a nice elevation change to challenge your physical fitness if hiking quickly but gradual enough for a leisurely stroll up the mountain. Bring plenty...  more »
  • I love hiking this trail. You get a great workout and at the top of Echo mountain, you get a history lesson on the great hostel that was once there! I wish it was still there, it would've been a great...  more »
  • A hidden jewel of a trail with a (+4000') elevation gain in 6.8 miles. Walkable and bikeable. You must come prepared for sun, shade, rain or snow. Bring water, can be done as a long day hike or an ove...  more »
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  • Great hike 5 miles round trip, first leg of 2.5 miles uphill with moderate incline. Some shade on the walking path, bring comfortable shoes, and plenty of water. Once at the summit there are picnic tables to rest and recharge for the descent. Some exposed rebar and wires on steps, be cautious specially on the descent. Overall a must just for the views from the summit, partly cloudy on my hike, yet Downtown could be seen.
  • I have few regrets in life, but one is not finding out about this location and the trail to it in my youth (I'm 64). It's a vigorous hike up the mountain and so satisfying in so many places. I bring a decent camera with a longish telephoto lens and always come back with a shot or two worth keeping. Leave early enough in the morning and make this just one stop on your way to other magnificent spots — through Castle Canyon to Inspiration Point, for one. Come with the right clothing and footwear, especially if taking on the Castle Canyon trail. And absolutely be sure to carry plenty of water and at least a little nourishment.
  • The EASIEST escape into natureq if STUCK in the wrong gear!
  • Awesome incline hiking trail! 2.5 miles to the top but it feels like more. If your a novice take a pass or remember to take plenty of breaks! Also, lookout fo re snake they are there! Take plenty of water!!! Snacks and decent trail shoes or boots! Wait till you get to the top!
  • One of my favorite hikes. Make sure you read on it before you go

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