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1 day ago


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

2 days ago

As of 1/13, there is tons of snow and ice on this trail. Bring poles and maybe spikes for the slippery ice on the second half. All in all, a great hike for snow hiking newcomers.

11/26/18 - Great hike with great friends. Love the history within the hike at Echo Mountain and the views at Inspiration Point were spectacular! We went on a Monday and had the summit all to ourselves!

Great trail with lots of wildlife. Have spotted bobcat and coyote and high variety of birds. It’s dog friendly!

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!

Great views! It's also worth branching off to summit Mt. Lowe at the top.

The most being sunsets!

Good trail. Too much traffic for me.

Great hike, steady up-hill the entire way up, back down was very easy. Beautiful views the entire way. Will definitely go again.

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.


This may be my favorite hike in LA. Has a bit of everything. Good incline/decline, waterfall, river trail, canyon, cliffside, rock-hopping, history etc. The dog loved it and it was super quiet with some amazing views of Downtown to the Valley.

Really easy to find the trails, just keep left for the most part and there are clear signs/markers guiding you accordingly. When you get around to the top you have some options to get down and you can see how it links up to some other trails as well.

I brought my dog here and he got a tick. the trail was steep for about 1.5 long miles.

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.

13 days ago

Really perfect shorter hike with a massive payoff in spectacular views over the Los Angeles Crest and towards LA out to the ocean. The trail along the old Mount Lowe Railway route through the Mueller Tunnel is cool, and things just get better from there. From the water tower, I recommend starting with the righthand side of the loop, along the backside of Mount Lowe and finishing with the summit (it's also possible to pick up the East Summit Trail here for a shorter hike—look for a tiny, rusty metal sign on the left). You get a nice long warm-up walk with great views on easy, wide trails, before picking up the goat track to the summit at the junction of the West Summit, East Summit, and Mount Lowe Trail Camp trails. I took the East Summit Trail and it felt a bit precarious in sections, but was passable, and had a pretty comfortable grade and switchbacks except for a few steeper sections. I wouldn't recommend this trail within a few days of rain/snowfall, or for anyone with a fear of heights, small children, or dogs that aren't well trained. Proper trail shoes are definitely necessary. I saw a fair amount of rock fall, the trail up and down from the summit was very narrow in places with a steep drop off, and there are short stretches of talus. I was at the summit just before sunset and made it through the tunnel and back to the parking lot by last light. My tracking app picked up 6.8 miles covered.

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

14 days ago

I’m not a speed hiker, but on a continuous walk up, it only took 45 minutes. This is so easy! The trail itself wasn’t a bad trail, and the views were nice for the atmosphere we have in LA, but it was so short I don’t know that it’s worth the drive up to go at it a second time. If you’re looking for an easy hike with a nice view, this is it. If you’re looking for a nice good day hike, perhaps combine this with the Lowe Railroad hike and Mt. Disappointment because it’s really short on its own.

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.

Beautiful loop hike. I started on the left side which is good because is the more challenging half. Pay attention to All Trails map and look at the path to avoid getting lost. Had to park a mile before the start since gate was closed due to Gov shutdown:

This Hike was challenging for me cause of the 3 miles uphill but I made it and it was totally worth it. Beautiful views.

Easy start with great views of the LA basin, then climbing a bit, then steep at the end. Clouds blocked the southern views at the top, but great view of the mountains to the north and east. It was a bit chilly in the shady parts, but pretty warm otherwise. We took 1.5 hours to go up and 1 to come back down.

Decent. Hit the trailhead 7am, 12/31/18. Few hiker on the way in. ~50*F. The historical points were worthwhile, somewhat strenuous. Lots of traffic on the way down. Total time w/20min. snack, about 4hrs. Lots of gravel slippage on the trail. Have shoes that grip (preferably a hard toe). Views of Pasadena, downtown LA, across the basin were spectacular.

Great views of the LA basin throughout the trail. Fantastic hike at "golden hour" and the sunsets from Mt. Lowe summit are well worth it. Highly recommended!

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.

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