Firebreak Trail to Mount Lowe Campgrounf Trail

HARD 3 reviews
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Firebreak Trail to Mount Lowe Campgrounf Trail is a 8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Altadena, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. 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
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,683 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
3 months ago

This trail should be rated Hard and not Moderate. I attached the gpx for the track we took. It's almost a 27~30% grade for 2 miles. The last section involves little scrambling on rocks. I would still rate it 5 star since you get a strenuous workout after this.

If you are alone, I would not suggest taking the same route back, since it will be dangerous to climb down the steep rocks.

hiking
7 months ago

I did the first leg only, but it was steep, rutted, and treacherous. There were very steep sections that required scrambling. Whoever rated this moderate hasn't done it.

hiking
3 months ago