Gabrielino Trail to El Prieto Trail Loop

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Gabrielino Trail to El Prieto Trail Loop is a 13.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Altadena, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1778 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Located in the Angeles National Forest, above the foothills in Altadena. Highlights: The trail starts just above NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hazards: Poison oak and rattlesnakes.

hiking
6 days ago

Headed up Fern Truck Trail to El Prieto for early morning elevation before heading up Gabrielino to the Brown Mountain Dam, as recorded. Streams were super low, but poles came in handy. Got an early start and had a great hike. Mountain bikers weren’t too much of a problem on a Sunday morning and all were really friendly.

4 months ago

I haven't hiked in a while, me and friend said, we'd do what we can. We didn't want to push ourselves. The trail was so easy, that we did the whole thing! Easy and beautiful!

hiking
8 months ago

It was ok. Not the best views but it was relaxing AND i got to see a bobcat! It was so surreal. Also got to hear the beautiful sounds of birds and frogs.

9 months ago

great beautiful views

Monday, November 21, 2016

RELAX AND BEAUTIFUL

mountain biking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

ME GUSTA UN LUGAR A DONDE SE COMPARTE LA NATURALEZA

hiking
Friday, March 18, 2016

Majority of the trail is nothing more than a paved fire road, but if you keep going the trail narrows and heads into Angeles national forest. That part of the trail was lovely and shaded with a couple of water crossings. There is poison oak but if you stay on the trail you'll be fine.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Beautiful scenery. But Not challenging at all. Great if you want to bike, bring pets or kids.

walking
Friday, May 08, 2015

The whole spooky thing is great for adventure look up the devils rock formation for the whole history of the place

walking
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This is a good spot if you're into the paranormal. I didn't experience anything but the story behind it says it all. The gate is usually locked but I found a way in, nothing major though.

mountain biking
Saturday, November 02, 2013

This is an EPIC bike ride. I do the 7-8 mile loop twice (without Ken Burton out and back extension). After a roughly 1200', 3-4 mile climb on mostly sun exposed, non-technical double-track you reach a "hub". This meeting of three trails includes the one you came up, the one that goes down to El Prieto canyon, and a left turn called the Ken Burton trail that climbs another 600-700 feet to a dead-end plateau overlooking the Angeles Crest Highway.

Back at the hub, go downhill on the El Prieto trail 1-2 miles to a right-hand trail split that drops you below a tree canopy into a creek-fed valley. This is an unbelievably challenging single-track with 6-12 inch rock ledges scattered across 2-3 miles of switch backs, creek crossings, rock gardens, cliff edges, the works. It's freaking awesome. Try it.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 10, 2013

Technical trail for sure use caution when descending!I love it!e

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