Sunset Ridge Saddle Loop

MODERATE 28 reviews

Sunset Ridge Saddle Loop is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Altadena, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1430 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

18 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Going on a clear day the views are tremendous. I was a bit surprised that half of this Loop was concrete which makes for a nice even climb but takes away from the natural feel. Next time I'll bring the little rubbers for my trekking poles. Hiked on a Sunday afternoon and came across maybe 10 people. The small parking lot at the trailhead was full but additional parking was available a mile down with a 0.8 mile trail addition that goes up about 300 feet and connects you to the Loop. The vehicle road in/out displays signs that the gates close at 8pm. So plan accordingly? Also, be sure to bring your Adventure Pass as all cars in the parking lot in the additional parking lot must display it. For those who want a leisurely afternoon stroll with a bit of an uphill sweat, it's a great trail. Even if you don't want to get your shoes dirty just go up the concrete half of the Loop and turn back around and come back the same way. The best views are on the concrete side anyway. (Although I appreciated the dirt trail part of the Loop which has nice views of the Canyon and a bit more of a nature feel.)

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Good hike. Lots of poison oak

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Going up as if you were going to Dawn Mine, it splits onto sunset, is a pretty nice elevation gain. I had to stop a few times.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Concrete all the way up and a tiny,narrow, no more than 2.5 foot, dirt, winding path down, with more or less a sheer drop to your right. As someone who is not good with heights, the second half was a no go. I turned around and walked back down the concrete road again. Honesty, not such an inspiring hike. No shade, lots of smoggy views. Would not do again.

backpacking
4 months ago

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5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

This hike is deceptive in the assumption that a lack of reviews from yelp would mean it'd be a quiet walk thru. Managed to see a handful of people and dogs along the way. First half is uphill on paved road, for some reason I had difficulty with this part and was put to shame by people three times my age briskly walking past me. 2nd half is more fun trotting down a narrow trail amongst lush vegetation and on and off shade. I continued onto to Millard Creek for about a mile until I got bored and turned back. Also took a stab at the short walk to Millard Falls. Overall it's a beautiful scenic hike with many points to look out as far as the eyes could see. But I'm not too fond of bumping into people along the way. Probably not coming back.

6 months ago

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