Idlehour Trail

HARD 21 reviews
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Idlehour Trail is a 18.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Altadena, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
18.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

backpacking
10 days ago

13 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

I love challenges every hike is fun.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

this trail is awesome, and have amazing view of Mt. Wilson and a awesome camp ground. everything about it is awesome. I recommend it to every level hiker, just give a try. make sure you have a great camera. I am sure I will do it again!

hiking
8 months ago

This trail is stunning! The first few miles are a climb in direct sunlight along a rocky mountainside trail. Eventually you get into the gorgeous forest and start a mild decline. The floor of the forest was covered in fallen leaves and has amazing rock formations and lots of shade. Then you get back out onto the mountainside and start another climb. The views of the mountains are simply breathtaking. You get a good workout both directions as each way has a pretty decent incline. I will definitely do this one again. It's fairly rugged in spots and I wouldn't recommend it for beginners or people who aren't comfortable on narrow trails with a steep drop.

hiking
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hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Saturday, April 02, 2016

hiking
Monday, January 11, 2016

Friday, December 18, 2015

I did this trail with my adventure pup and we had a great time. Lot's of wildlife since it's not a well traveled trail. I saw a small group of guys coming out from the camp. Trail was in good condition, water was in the creek at the campground when i was there in July, it even drizzled while i was on the fire road!

hiking
Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oct 2015, Lots of shade. Leaves starting to turn/drop. Didn't meet anyone on trail. Lots of gnats/small flies at bottom. Bring bug spray.

hiking
Saturday, June 14, 2014

hiking
Monday, March 03, 2014

My favorite trip when I was a kid in the 60s. Dennis Mathews and I hiked in and out via the Mt. Wilson Toll Road and camped at the trail camp on more occasions than I can remember. If the water's running in the stream and you know where to look, there's a sweet little waterfall near the trail camp.