Echo Mountain Loop

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Echo Mountain Loop ist ein 5.6 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Altadena, Kalifornien. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert und gejoggt werden. Hunde sind auf diesem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 5.6 miles Höhenunterschied: 1,706 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

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steinig
7 days ago

1 month ago

Def clockwise, can’t imagine going down the steep part. There’s a little half mile trail till you get to the steep part, the start of it is almost missable so just look at the map. It’s a about a half mile of steep trenches with loose sand, luckily right now the sand is still a little wet so it has more traction. Once you get to the road it inclines for another mile then turns off onto the trail to echo mountain. One you get to this part it’s all steady downhill perfect for trail running. And of course the old ruins of Echo Mountain Hotel and the train are always really cool. Also beautiful views at sunset!

wandern
kein schatten
1 month ago

One of my favorite local hikes! Definitely do the loop clockwise—I’ve gone both directions and trying to descend the eastern firebreak can get pretty technical, lots of loose dirt and hard to find footing, even with good shoes. The first couple miles (from the trailhead to the paved fire road) are a fantastic workout. Beautiful views throughout, and a bunch of fun historical placards at Echo Mountain. No potable water (that I could find) or restrooms along the trail or at ruins at Echo, so come prepared. Would rate this as a moderate hike—the only tough part is the very beginning, and then it’s quite easy for the remaining few miles.

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scrambling
3 months ago

wandern
4 months ago

One of my absolute favorites.

wandern
4 months ago

I started my hike at 5:50a 1. Start the loop clock wise 2. The first 2 miles are tough 3. Take a hat for shade 4. Easy hike after 2.4 miles 5. Start early, parking is limited 6. And prepare for incline The trail is a really nice trail, don’t forget to find the “Echo Phone” and use it. It’s really cool to here the echo off of the mountains. Don’t forget to take your trash with you.

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steinig
4 months ago

Go Clockwise. The start is rough. Very steep and not much shade. Second half is much less strenuous and more shade. Make sure to yell at the top. Called echo mountain for a reason!

wandern
4 months ago

go cockwise

wandern
5 months ago

The route listed doesn’t exactly follow a trail all the way down. Instead, it’ll take you down a firebreak that’s very steep and through a lot of plants. I recommend just going down the way you came up (around the mountain, the path to the east).

wandern
7 months ago

Do this clockwise or you’re going to have a tough time coming down since it’s steep. I made the mistake of doing the trail counter clockwise and I was sliding all over the place. Have your phone charged so you can keep an eye on the map since it’s easy to lose the trail. Beautiful views.

wandern
7 months ago

The condition of this trail after all the rain makes it a love hate relationship because it’s probably changed a lot. Love because it’s beautiful on one half and the views can’t be beat. Less love for the unexpected unstable conditions for the descent and overgrown trail. We started the loop counterclockwise which is the most popular side of the trail. Lots of trees, dirt and sufficient shade. You’re going up, have some steps spread out and a few switchbacks of sorts. It levels out before reaching the top of Echo and railway ruins. From there you go back and veer to the right to continue the loop. You’ll exit the dirt trail to a fire road. At this point have your phone ready because the trail is now overgrown and you’ll shoot past it. There are no signs. You’ll get back on dirt trail that is seriously over grown. You’ll hit some narrow trails alongside the mountain at this point that are washed out and potentially unstable around deeper cuts in the trail. I had a couple moments of stress on these narrow parts. You’ll exit this area into exposed steep downhill dirt/rock. Keep your phone out as the overgrown plants and new grooves cut out by all the rain do not allow you to see a clear trail. All maps shows a direct line down but we had more zig zags than Ziggly on a Zebra. Maybe it’s better coming up this side first? Going down you’re constantly working to grip and I guess all those deep cuts in to the trail are “ravines”. And there’s plenty of those to get around. This may look like rock but it’s mostly still loose dirt as your poles will sink into it. You’ll have a good mile- 1.5 miles of this before you hit the fire road and start rounding the water tank back to the trail head. We logged just under 7 miles. not sure how safe those narrow parts will be after a few more episodes of rain. Please be mindful. Happy trails!

wandern
7 months ago

Out to the top of Echo Mountain was great. The descent was sketchy at best. If you’re afraid of heights and crossing over sections of cliffs just don’t do the loop portion and go back down the way you came up. The “loop” portion after the summit is OK then you hit pavement then the trail veers off and is really difficult to find so keep your phone on hand because it doesn’t just stay as pavement. When you get on this trail, it’s deteriorated and a lot of times breaks beneath you. Poles are needed for the loop for at least this time of year. The trail follows a dried up stream for a good portion of the way down. Sometimes the trail veers off so again keep your phone handy. Definitely think twice if you want to do the loop. I wouldn’t do the loop again purely based on the quality of the trail and shifting ground on the descent. I’d stick to out and back for the normal Echo Mountain trail. This was marked as 5.4 miles but it’s definitely over 6 if you choose to go this route.

wandern
9 months ago

Great hike! The ascent is lightly trafficked but exposed to the sun. The path connecting to the motorway is a little washed out, but you can find your way back to the trail. View from Echo mountain is beautiful! Descent is more trafficked with people coming up the usual route.

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steinig
9 months ago

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ausgewaschen
11 months ago

trail is heavily eroded after the rain storms. a few landslides which made a narrow trail. also please dont cut switchbacks. thanks

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sturmholz
11 months ago

This is one of our favourite trails, it’s a tough hike and there are some blown away bits so be prepared going up, it’s pretty easy coming back down. Great views and nice path. Pretty trafficked on the way down, no one on the tough way up. 5*

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