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Los Angeles Hike Details

  Echo Mountain  
Trail - Echo Mountain
16:00 pm

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Area Los Angeles
Address 3399 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA
Elevation n/a
Change 806.00 m ( 2600 ft )
Distance 8.05 km ( 5.00 miles )
Difficulty Moderate
Special instructions   It'll be warm this weekend, so let's make it an evening hike. The Huntington Library is having a plant sale, so let's hike in the Pasadena area. A trek up to Mt. Lowe is just the thing.

And maybe I'll see you at the plant sale.

35th Annual Spring Plant Sale
May 17 (Sunday) 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thousands of rare and beautiful plants will be offered at The Huntington’s popular annual sale, including many uncommon varieties that are hard to find at commercial nurseries. Look for a wide assortment of roses, camellias, orchids, bromeliads, palms, cacti, trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, heirloom vegetables, and much more. Admission to the sale is free.


Directions  From the 210 freeway, take Lake Ave exit, and drive north (toward the hills) until you hit the end. At the end of Lake Ave. you should see the gate to the park, as well as geeks, to the right. Park where you can. I highly suggest carpooling.

The Good  - Stunning views, pine forests, very deep canyons, some benches to eat on at the top. There is an old cylindrical cistern at the top, perfect for pretending to be a gladiator.
- This trail is dog friendly, but remember to bring a leash.
- Street parking is free but limited.

The Bad  No bathrooms.

Where  North of Pasadena

Notes  Visit the remains of the Mt. Lowe Railway and the once magnificent 70-room Victorian hotel. After a series of fires, nature has slowly been reclaiming this site, but it is still a great place to go poke around in Pasadena history.
Check out the Wikipedia page for more info on the site: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Lowe_Railway
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Hike Dates
Past hikes
Oct 26th, 2014        Aug 26th, 2012        Feb 26th, 2012        Dec 11th, 2011        Apr 10th, 2011        
Mar 13th, 2011        Dec 12th, 2010        Dec 5th, 2010        Jan 3rd, 2010        May 17th, 2009        
Nov 4th, 2007        May 27th, 2007        Feb 18th, 2007        Dec 17th, 2006        Jul 16th, 2006        
Dec 11th, 2005   (14)Jul 10th, 2005   (3)

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