Sunset Ridge Middle Sam Merrill and Mount Lowe Motorway Loop

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Sunset Ridge Middle Sam Merrill and Mount Lowe Motorway Loop is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near La Canada Flintridge, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,657 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

historic site

I hiked from the parking area at the end of Chaney Trail road up the Mount Lowe Motorway to the Sunset Ridge trail. I hiked up SRT to where it meets the Mt. Lowe Motorway again. I crossed the road and walked uphill 20 yards or so to the connector trail that heads over to Echo Mountain. Before arriving at Echo Mountain I turned left onto the Middle Sam Merrill trail and followed that up to where it meets the Mount Lowe Motorway (as well as the Idlehour trail). I then walked back to the Chaney Trail parking lot where I began the hike via the MLM.