Fern Truck Trail to Brown Mountain Road is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Altadena, CA that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This s a very exposed fire road with little to no shade. This is a 10 mile out and back with roughly 1200ft elevation gain. You can hike this trail but the majority of people using this trail are mountain bikers, so watch out hiking! Out and Back
Coming off El Prieto and Angeles Crest trail onto this trail seemed like a let down. This is more of an exposed section of trail with some overgrowth that actually gives a little shade. For runners, take in the early morning or late afternoon, less traffic. I turned on my Salsa and exercise music skipping most of the way down and getting a better workout than just jogging it or running it. I used it as a rest period attaching it to the Grabrielino Trail to the water falls . If you are looking for a rest period on a longer run, here it is....