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A great moderate hike with gentle switchbacks up the mountain and back. Beautiful views of LA city and Catalina Island. This time of year some of the trails were so pretty lined with fresh green grass. Other areas were covered in loose rock so you really have to watch where you’re stepping to avoid rolling your ankle. A lot of traffic today. Loved the views and interesting history at the top.

Great workout!! 2.5 miles up hill to the railway. Lots of cool things to see & really awesome views. On a clear day u can see the ocean. The only drawback is that it is very crowded. But overall it’s a Fun hike! Beware of the sun! Not a lot of shade at all... great in the cooler weather. Bring lots of water.

Easy hike, just slightly above what you might call a walk. Mostly residential and some parts along some major roads, but there was some natural elements to it which seemed like they'd be very good for birding. Went the day after a rain and it was fairly muddy with lots of puddles. Brought a small dog and it was an easy trek for him. Doggie bags and trashcans along the trails, but the trashcans were overflowing so I'm not sure how often they empty them. Parked at the restaurant and started the hike there, as others have suggested. Nice hike for a quick, middle of the day nature break. Took us a little under an hour to finish.

Very fun trail, it's up hill but you get great exercise and very nice views.

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

hiking
5 days ago

11/26/18

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

Nice sunset view, I suggest parking up at the Summit House restaurant upper parking lot.. I parked at the bottom lot off the Blvd and my car along with another had smashed in passenger windows.

Sucks there is no parking beautiful scenery but you have to park really far to even get close don’t know why they don’t do parking spaces up there.

This year resolution is to walk an hour every day for this calendar year. I downloaded the All Trails App and since I drive for www.cheaperthanadui.net, I end up in different places, I can search for different trail spots. I researched this location and seem perfect for an hour walk. There's lots of trees and different paths to take. It's between a neighborhood and its a great walk. Lots of people doing the trail. I was able to only walk half the road but I think it was a nice walk. I highly recommend it if you want to have a quiet time.

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

Great trail for the family

I love this trail, biking or walking my dog.

Great trail! d : )

hiking
15 days ago

Very good

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.

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.

Great little hike, especially for young kids. Can even take a stroller if you wanted.

No parking, permit only for at least a 4 block radius. Basically it's limited to those who live nearby or are willing to walk half mile to get there once they park legally. Disappointing to say the least.

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.

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!

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.

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