LA - Mt Lowe Trail Camp - CANCELED

  • Sun, March 12, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 940 Chehalem Rd, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
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This hike has been CANCELED because the road from Highway 2 leading to the trailhead is still closed.  BUT we are thankful for the rain snow!  

Watch your inbox for another day hike later this month.

This hike has ben 

Mt. Lowe Trail Camp (via Eaton Saddle)

WHEN: Sunday, March 12th, 8:30 a.m.

MEET UP LOCATION: Carpool from La Canada Flintridge — around 940 Chehalem Rd, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Let’s celebrate the start of Daylight Savings with the second hike in Great Outdoors’ “Year of Hikes” to Mt. Lowe Trail Camp. Our destination is the site of what once was Ye Alpine Tavern (later renamed Mt. Lowe Tavern)—a popular resort on the Mt Lowe Railway built in 1895 and destroyed by fire in 1936. Learn more about its history here.

This moderately difficult 6-mile out-and-back hike will take us through Mueller Tunnel (built in 1942), before winding between San Gabriel Peak and Mt. Markham and then around Mt. Lowe. Most of the hike follows the old Mt. Lowe Road (now a fire road), with beautiful canyon vistas, striking mountain peaks, and clear views of the sprawling San Gabriel Valley below (weather permitting). 

Because parking at the trailhead is limited, we’ll first meet at 8:30 am at the carpool location: near 940 Chehalem Rd, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. From there we’ll carpool to Eaton Saddle Trailhead. If Covid-19 is a concern and you would prefer not to carpool, you can meet us at the trailhead at 9:00 a.m. Be sure to have either a daily or an annual Adventure Pass visible in your car when parking in the forest.  You can buy the Forest Adventure Pass at various locations, including Big 5 stores or the Shell gas station by the freeway offramp:

Don’t forget to bring lunch or snacks. We’ll take a break to eat at the trail camp before heading back. Return time of 2 or 3 pm is an estimate. Be sure to dress in layers and, as always on Great Outdoors hikes, we recommend having the ten essentials.

Reach out to hike leader, Jeremy Munns, at to RSVP or with any questions.  You must also register via the Great Outdoors Registration link above. 

Health Problems/allergiesIt is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency.  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

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