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.
dogs on leash
Definitely a workout since you are walking uphill the entire time! I have a dog but I won't recommend taking your dog since the paths get extremely narrow and there are ALWAYS people hiking this trail. I recommend going by yourself first then after you see for yourself take your dog! Be careful now though. I saw a couple of snakes last week when I went. Nice view.
This is one of those trails that you can actually get a great workout. Whether you are hiking or running,you will feel the body burn some calories!
Easy hike. Outstanding view of sunset and city lights at night. Would come back for the rewarding view at night.
Great hike! It's a very nice grade for anyone's pace. Found the hike up great and the run down with that spectacular view!
Great quick hike into the hills to check out the old hotel and railway ruins
It's a tough hike but you feel accomplished once you get to inspiration point. Make sure you take plenty of water and take your time hiking up it.
Winding singletrack all the way up to the top where you're rewarded with a fascinating history lesson about the hotel and railway that burned to the ground well at the top over a hundred years ago. The vista views are spectacular, and there are picnic tables at the top for a lunch break. Took the dog but definitely kept her on leash the whole time - natural erosion has made parts of the singletrack more narrow, with a steep drop on the other side. Would definitely go up again, took about 2 hours round trip but we ran a lot of the descent just for fun.
Great Sunday after church hike, not to crowded and weather was prefect.