Echo Mountain (3,207') (R), San Gabriel Mountains

Echo Mountain (3,207') (R), San Gabriel Mountains

A resort once graced the top of Echo Mountain. The Lower Sam Merrill Trail can be seen winding up to the summit from Lake Ave. in Pasadena. Photo taken Jan. 7, 2007 from Mt. Lowe Fire Road.
Augie Medina
on Jan 10, 2007 7:56 pm
Image Type(s): Informational
Image ID: 258992


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mricci - Dec 22, 2009 2:23 pm - Voted 8/10

Working Man's/Woman's Hike

This hike isn't particularly difficult, but definitely gets the blood pumping a bit. At 5 miles round-trip ,it is perfect for someone with a full-time who can take 1.5-2 hours out of his/her day to go get some work in. This trail is also good for mountain bikers and trail runners (I just assume from the amount of them that litter the trail everyday. It can be crowded at times and if you don't like un-leashed dogs you shouldn't go. Otherwise, easy to get to, quick, well-maintained, and a great view with some cool historical stuff as your payoff.

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