Dawn Mine Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Altadena, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
PLEASE READ my gf and I did this hike today 1/14/2017. The recent storms have really beaten this trail up. There was trees, boulders, and a lot of debris on the trail. Please make sure you have sturdy hiking boots/shoes and a gps/phone with you. We would have gotten lost without the AllTrails app and gps. We are somewhat advanced hikers. The little streams and dry beds are all rivers now. The trail in some places is practically gone or covered in trees and debris. If you like technical hikes, this is for you. It's not that hard, but can be tricky/dangerous in some places. Lots of fun.
made a few stops. the route was so foggy due to the rain had to stop and turn around.
Awesome hike!! Very steep trail if you start at the waterfall. Be ready to climb over rocks, through small streams & under logs. Felt like it took forever to reach the mine but it was worth it.
One of the best hikes for the area. Unknowingly used the route from the bottom of Millard falls, which is not maintained as seen by the rock slide and poison oak. I later talked to a forest ranger who said that the recommended route to access the main trail is from Sunset Ridge.
I absolutely loved this hike it's challenging and the mine is completely worth it. You can also take different routes to finish the route. You will need a head lamp for the mine. It wasn't very busy when I went but it was a Monday. The scenery also changed often. I will definitely go back
Came here for a hike and it was Awesome!!! Great long hike and terrain varies, so be ready for sand, rocks, leaves and nature's beauty! Most Def' will be back for more!!!