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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Must do sunset/night hike! Beautiful views of LA and surrounding mountains. Please note there is no shade and if planning to go up in the middle of day, bring plenty of water. Hike is a workout and will make you sweat for sure! View at the top will be worth your hard effort. Hike is rated moderate but elevation is steep during this relatively short hike.

One of my favorite hikes! I love the history behind it to!

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Very challenging hike, steep but worth it! Make sure you bring your water and arrive early before the heat behind.

1 month ago

so much fun running down! awesome echo phone :) amazing old incline remnants

1 month ago

really fun. safe to hike at night with a headlamp. Watch out for poles, cables and uneven parts. beautiful views of LA