Dawn Mine Trail Loop

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Dawn Mine Trail Loop is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Altadena, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

over grown

scramble

hiking
7 days ago

Mine has been closed off. I've been visiting this mine for 5 years. To come and see she's been closed is very saddening. I'll be back to open her up or place ropes to get to the upper mine just a quick rock climb above the original.

16 days ago

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21 days ago

It's a killer workout tons on incline! We found many river beds and the creek was still flowing. It was by far the most beautiful hike. Only thing is the trail is a bit confusing as we never saw the mines. Very secluded we saw very FEW people and honestly there's so many different trails, chances are you won't see them again.

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27 days ago

killer Incline at the beginning of the hike. Got lost finding the Mine ended up coming out a different trail. All n' all amazing workout!

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1 month ago

We were disappointed to find that the mine had recently been gated off completely. Still, the hike was well worth our time. Much of the hike followed a narrow canyon and felt quite secluded for being so close to the city. This is definitely one of the better getaways in the area.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike, very green and fairy tale like with creeks and small waterfalls. The trail will disappear on you and your Wifi will not work-however there are signs but you still may lose your way a bit. A bit of rock climbing and you will be fine. In and out of shade, lots of shade though, many broken trees and trail volunteers were working on that today July 2, 2017. Hike on!

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2 months ago

We were there on June 9 and saw two guys sealing the entrance to both mines. Forest Service decided to shut them down because of the accidents occurred every year. No more getting into the mines!