Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail

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Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Altadena, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

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4 days ago

Easy to moderate hike. about 2.2mi one way from trail head. Street parking. decent view of the city most of the way up but nothing too exciting. Cool historical spot at the top with picnic tables. Can get crowded.

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14 days ago

Not too difficult

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trail running
19 days ago

Amazing views! Trail has a nice steady incline with minimal shade. Look out for the rebar.

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