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Views are great! It's best to head out before 6:30am to avoid the crowds.

hiking
2 days ago

11/26/18

Nice trail with wonderful views of LA. Too crowded, though. Get there early to find good parking.

God forbid there happens to be a single drop of rain. They close the trail?!?! Seriously?

Beautiful.. now one of my favorite hikes! Great variety of views and inclines. Love the stream passing through and the views at the top right before you head down to the falls. We started early to avoid crowds and boy it was worth it, we had the falls to ourselves for a good 20-25 min!Took about 2.5 round trip. Highly recommend this hike!

The most being sunsets!

Good trail. Too much traffic for me.

上山走了一个半小时,下山1个小时,总长6.1miles, 很累也很爽

One of my favorite trails in LA. Has a mix of everything green canopy with shade in areas, stream crossing, some include to pretty views with more a more arid climate and then ends at a small waterfall.

The trail is very peaceful besides the fact that it is haunted. Suitable for trail running if you're training for uphill portions. I had to mostlt power hike.

Hiked all the way down . So hiking back up was the challenge. We had to do this to get the full experience rather than just doing the 2.7 miles. Overall it was a very good one. There are two toilets only and gross! so make sure you have unloaded before you start

This is a easy route to get to this place, wide fire road is the trail.

Definitely worth the hike. Such a great work out. Switchbacks at the beginning of the trail did not disappoint. Beautiful scenery all the way to the top. It was fun reading the historical placards on the trail describing the old Mt. Lowe Railway. When you get to the top there is plenty to explore at the Echo Mountain House ruins. I could image what it was like at the turn of the century with local Angelenos escaping the city for the peace and quiet of this place. The sunsets are out of this world. Yelling into the Echo phone was fun. Will be coming back for sure. Next time the plan is to make it to Inspiration Point. Another 2 mile trek past Echo Mountain.

Very easy walk paths with a couple of tangents to the rocky beach. The lighthouse is only open to the public on the 2nd Saturday of the month, if you plan to visit inside. Great trail for dogs (on 6ft max leash) as there is a water fountain at the half way point

Easy/mod. Beautiful views

Terrible. unless you like Mexican trash left on the trail and Mexican boom boxes playing their music super loud. They have no respect.

Great hike, great views...

alltrails says 4 miles but when I finished down at the road my fitbit said 8 miles. this trail is beautiful. the views are awesome. the trail along the cliff gets tight at times when u have oncoming hikers that you have to share the path with lots of switch backs along the cliff, and random spots of shade. it's about a consistent 4 mile climb up. challenging but not impossible. make sure to take breaks when needed and bring at least 2L of water. when u get to the top make sure to just stop and take a look around. the sights are awesome. they have a echo phone back along the back towards the back of where the building was that you can yelll things into, u wait like 6 seconds as it travels through the cliffs and then echos back. the way down u can def catch some speed so be careful. otherwise, easy peasy.

Great trail with many views and lots of history to explore at the top. Yelling into the echo device was way more fun than I imagined it would be.

Beautiful views

We parked off Red Box Rd. Trail is on the right. Really pretty area. Very easy trail. It’s a gradual decent to Inspiration Point with a gradual incline back. So many different trails that run off this trail. A great trail to go to and later explore others.

Killer uphill run. Everyone is so nice even when you’re hauling ass down hill, people move out of the way if you’re running. I’ve yet to encounter anybody that’s rude. I love the attitude of everyone the hikes this place! With that said if you’re looking for a solitude run or hike this is not the place. There is usually a ton of people. But if you’re courteous people will be nice back. The view @ the top is amazing on a clear day. If you decide to go to inspiration point it is about two more miles uphill. Be nice and pick up your trash!

Omg!! The views!!! Amazing! Definitely doing this again. So many trails to choose from. Easy to hard. Love it!

Great views with interesting history at the summit, but if you are looking for a quiet hike and some solitude, this isn’t for you. There were too many people- cell phone calls, music, and just all around a cluster.

Arrived at 9am and there were not many people, maybe because it was Friday and it was very windy. Found street parking immediately, maybe a 2-minute walk from the entrance. The first part of the hike was a bit confusing because of the intersection of trails but once that was done, the trail was easy to follow. Took a few breaks during the hike up due to the incline and being a bit out of shape. On the way up you encounter many amazing views and some benches.

The view at the top was spectacular and definitely worth it. There are picnic tables to have a nice lunch break. I did not see any trash bins so make sure to take your trash with you. There are also different spots in which you can take selfies and pictures of the city. I was amazed that you can see the Pacific Ocean from the mountain. You could also hear people’s voices echoing from Inspiration Point. There is a sign with a trail that leads to Inspiration Point for anyone who wants to check that out. I returned to my car at about noon so the round drop hike took about 3 hours (including small breaks going up and eating at the picnic area). Beware, you lose cell signal so plan accordingly.

Definitely plan to return but this time hike to Inspiration Point.

trail running
19 days ago

I love this place!!! Great workout and the views are amazing. Watch out for the bikes but for the most part we all have shared the trail without a problem.

I come here regularly because it's beautiful and has nice scenery and trail, it's a good workout and it's not super long. A normal person can get used to it and get to top in less than 75min by doing it couple of times despite not being an easy hike at first. When you get to top is really nice and has a shady picnic area and couple of benches.

The only con is it's not all the way shady and if it's a warm or hot day it'll bother you a bit. Also after April when it gets hot there'll be a lot of flies and mosquitos so get prepared for it by bringing replant.

Nice and easy with some really good views. Parking is kinda limited, so thankfully it wasn't too crowded on this Thursday morning in December. Trail was easy enough to follow. Lots of unleashed dogs. It's fun to think about what this place looked like in its heyday (https://www.kcet.org/shows/departures/peering-into-the-chasm-vanished-canyon-resorts-of-la)

Super cool views and the perfect quick hike to get your heart pumpin!

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