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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.

Love this hike!! Beautiful views of the mountains & lots of shade on the lower canyons. If u go in the fall the colors are amazing ❤️

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

Best hike I’ve done period. Great tree coverage throughout most areas - more foot traffic near bottom but once you get up and out there’s barely anyone. Note that there are some complications with the trail which can make it challenging for some people. I recall one section being pretty narrow to walk on and had to be very careful walking that section with my dog since it was a drop off to the side. Also a tree fell over the trail at one section so you have to climb over the trunk. beautiful peak at the top!

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

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5 days ago

11/26/18

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

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!

The front gate is closed, so just walk around it.

I completed this hike on 1/7/18. The extra walk made this an over 21 mile hike. We got to the summit at sunset and descended in the dark with headlamps. From the parking to the trailhead is about 3.5 miles of steep incline on asphalt, don’t let that ruin your day #OptOutside.

This trail is very well maintained. We saw deer, salamanders, and a mountain lion.

The second half of the loop had a few fallen down trees so just expect to hop over them. The wildlife is extra wild from the closure, so be prepared to see some animals and to know what to do when you come face to face.

Be aware of the change of temperature from the trailhead to the summit. There is snow on the summit.

We saw no other people up there so be careful and bring a buddy Incase of emergency. Have a plan.

The vertical climb gets pretty intense towards the end after Sturtavent Camp, especially with how bad that first 3.5 miles blows your legs out, but we did it, so you can do it. You got this!

My buddy’s Garmin GPS clocked us at 21.35 total miles and 5,482 feet in elevation gain for the day.

2019 Hike 2 of 52. Six Pack of Peaks 2019 1 of 6.

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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.

16 days ago

Closed. Fire.

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.

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.

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)

Started this one around 8am on a brisk December morning. Not as packed as we thought it would be. Nice & easy most of the way, but you'll get a nice little workout scrambling back up the little bit of elevation that you have to take to get to the falls. Nice bit of water flowing a few weeks to a month or so after heavy rains. Didn't start to get more crowded until we were on our way back out. Lots of unleashed dogs.

Go early and view the great morning sunrise. This trails is a moderate incline hike all the way through. I would definitely do it again. A great workout without the need of checking your time. There is a picnic area when you reach the top with beautiful views to the city or into the mountain range. Make sure to read the street signs before parking your vehicle. Enjoy and stay classy!

Would not call this hard. Beautiful views over creek and waterfall and many rustic cabins.

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