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

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it was extremely hot this time of year (end of aug) especially because we are in the middle of a heat wave. We started out at 0600 thinking it was early enough to beat the heat but we were wrong. There was not a breeze to be had. We initially were going to go to inspiration point via sam merrill trail but forfeited as we turned the corner and saw the blistering heat beating down on the other side of the mountain. Hence we took our time and just explored the railroad area. be aware of the heat because there is no shade. Even at 0800 AM it was reading almost a 100 on the little thermometer

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