Gabrielino Trail to El Prieto Trail Loop is a 13.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Altadena, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Located in the Angeles National Forest, above the foothills in Altadena. Highlights: The trail starts just above NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hazards: Poison oak and rattlesnakes.
RELAX AND BEAUTIFUL
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Majority of the trail is nothing more than a paved fire road, but if you keep going the trail narrows and heads into Angeles national forest. That part of the trail was lovely and shaded with a couple of water crossings. There is poison oak but if you stay on the trail you'll be fine.
Beautiful scenery. But Not challenging at all. Great if you want to bike, bring pets or kids.
The whole spooky thing is great for adventure look up the devils rock formation for the whole history of the place
This is a good spot if you're into the paranormal. I didn't experience anything but the story behind it says it all. The gate is usually locked but I found a way in, nothing major though.
This is an EPIC bike ride. I do the 7-8 mile loop twice (without Ken Burton out and back extension). After a roughly 1200', 3-4 mile climb on mostly sun exposed, non-technical double-track you reach a "hub". This meeting of three trails includes the one you came up, the one that goes down to El Prieto canyon, and a left turn called the Ken Burton trail that climbs another 600-700 feet to a dead-end plateau overlooking the Angeles Crest Highway.
Back at the hub, go downhill on the El Prieto trail 1-2 miles to a right-hand trail split that drops you below a tree canopy into a creek-fed valley. This is an unbelievably challenging single-track with 6-12 inch rock ledges scattered across 2-3 miles of switch backs, creek crossings, rock gardens, cliff edges, the works. It's freaking awesome. Try it.
Technical trail for sure use caution when descending!I love it!e