Photos of Mueller Tunnel via Loma Alta Trailhead

DISTANCE
15.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,324 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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hiking
1 month ago

This hike begins in Altadena and ends up covering the entire length of the Dawn Mine trail. You then continue straight up and into the mountains. Be careful not to get lost at the trail splits, as the steep terrain makes backtracking very difficult. This trail takes less used routes, and you see very few people until the very end. You see rolling hills, granite cliffs, pine trees, rivers, mines, and in my case a bear. At the end you can continue up the road a few miles to Wilson observatory. Navigating this route is tricky and overgrown. I created this route and even we still got lost.