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    Ricardo Hassan reviewed Devil's Canyon Trail

    4 months ago

    It's a bit of a drive up the 39 to get here, but it's quite scenic. If you are driving north there is a picnic area and a lot on the left, right past the bridge. There is a pretty nice swimming area right below the parking lot. I only made it about a mile up the trail. There is a paved rode at least that far. The river runs right next to it, and in May it was still flowing well. Really nice place to spend a day. Don't forget your Adventure Pass, the rangers will ticket!

    Ricardo Hassan completed Devil's Canyon Trail

    4 months ago

    Ricardo Hassan saved Ridgeview Loop

    11 months ago

    Ricardo Hassan reviewed Inspiration Point via Sam Merril Trail to Castle Canyon Trail

    12 months ago

    This is a pretty challenging loop, but it covers two absolutely wonderful canyons. You pass the ruins of the observatory first, then the views get better as you get higher. The upper part of middle Sam Merrill trail is in a heavily forested canyon, very quiet and lush. Castle canyon on the way back is steeper, so a little better for the downhill leg. Note the freshly restored monument to Sam.

    Ricardo Hassan reviewed Idlehour Trail

    12 months ago

    I did this as a loop, starting from Eaton Canyon, going through Henninger Flats, up the Mt. Wilson Trail to where the Idlehour trail splits, following the entire Idlehour trail until it connects with the Middle Sam Merril trail, taking that to Echo Mountain, taking the Incline trail back to the Rubio Canyon trailhead, then taking the Altadena Crest trail back to Eaton Canyon. It was about 25 miles and 10 hours, but an amazing experience. I did not see another person until I got back to Eaton Canyon. Upper Eaton Canyon is beautiful, and the water was still running by Idlehour camp. The place is so full of deer it's actually noisy. Watch for ticks up there. The views of Mt Wilson, Mt. Markham, and Mt. Lowe are great.

    Ricardo Hassan completed Idlehour Trail

    12 months ago

    Ricardo Hassan reviewed Mount Lowe Railway Loop

    about 1 year ago

    I rode up mt Lowe rd from the top of Chaney trail. it is a steep climb till you pass the Trail from echo mountain. after that it is a more manageable grade, as it follows the old railway. I took it to mt Lowe trail camp, site of the old alpine Tavern. it's a short bit further to inspiration point. at this point I returned the way I came. I'm slow, it took me about 3 hours round trip.

    Ricardo Hassan completed Mount Lowe Railway Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Ricardo Hassan updated Rubio Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Ricardo Hassan updated Rubio Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Ricardo Hassan updated Rubio Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Ricardo Hassan reviewed Rubio Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    The trail starts off a residential street, between two houses. There are many ways to hike the canyon, but my favorite is to stay to the left as long as the trail exists. Eventually it will drop down to the canyon floor. In a little over a mile you'll reach ribbon rock and moss grotto falls. Evidence of the blasting fiasco of 1998 is all round, but the falls are still amazing I continued up the ravine on the right, which was _very_ steep. The first trail to the left goes to to the top of moss grotto, but I passed that. The second trail to the left goes to the unforgettable Thalehaha falls lookout. You can see downtown LA and the pacific ocean to the left, the falls to the right. It was quite difficult to get there, but worth it. Next trip I'll get all the way up the ravine.

    Ricardo Hassan completed Rubio Canyon Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Ricardo Hassan reviewed Dawn Mine Trail

    over 2 years ago

    I did this for the first time today. It is a terrific hike. I parked by Milliad GC, and hiked to the falls, which took less than 15 minutes. Then I scrambled up the side of the canyon to the trail and continued past. On the way I missed a right turn and found an even more beautiful waterfall than Milliad, which I think is called Saucer falls. I backtracked and followed the trail, and eventually found the mine. It's a small hole in the side of the rock, and it's full of water. If you want to go more than 5 feet, prepare to get wet. Then I hiked up to the sunset ridge trail. That hike is no joke, it's got pretty serious altitude gain. It hits the Mt. Lowe Toll Road by the Dawn Station Trolley Stop. Then I hiked down the Sunset trail, which is terrific. I wound up going all the way back down into Millard Canyon above the falls and retracing my steps from there. It was over 7 miles, and took me almost 4 hours. Best hike I've done in Pasadena.