Echo Mountain Climber's Log

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Jonodo

Jonodo - Jul 6, 2016 8:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2016

Hot Hike  Sucess!

Nice 4th of July hike.

IronHiker

IronHiker - Mar 5, 2016 1:10 am Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2016

From Rubio Canyon  Sucess!

Old Mount Lowe Railway, short and sweet.

ScottWhitneyBound

ScottWhitneyBound - May 13, 2015 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2015

First Time  Sucess!

One of the busiest trails I've ever hiked, but the history is interesting. The hotel must have been gorgeous before it burned down.

StartingOver

StartingOver - Mar 22, 2015 11:52 am Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2015

Climbed morning of March 21, 2015  Sucess!

Not exactly a true wilderness experience, with traffic approaching 5, 10, or 101 status and occasional power lines, but still truly beautiful, and almost sublime with the fog covering the San Gabriel Valley.

Igooooor

Igooooor - Jul 4, 2013 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

Unintended Altadena Ridge scramble!

Did this one in 2012 with my fiancé and now wife. From Rubbio Canyon TH we took a wrong turn and scrambled up Altadena Ridge which made it exciting. Took the regular trail back down. Great to read up on the history of the area and see what remain today. Date is approximate.

pBerg

pBerg - Jul 2, 2013 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2012

easy, popular trail  Sucess!

Good introductory trail. Lots of traffic on it, and it's difficult to get lost on it.

royanderson

royanderson - Mar 9, 2013 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012

1st Hour  Sucess!

The trail up to this mountain is usually crowded with many people, including runners and dogs, because it is so easy. Better to keep going up to Lowe. Made it here in an hour. Kept going up to Lowe. Been here several times.

telemarkdude

telemarkdude - Feb 17, 2013 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2013

Quick and easy after work hike  Sucess!

This hike was just a few miles away while on business in CA so I took a quick run up at the end of the day. Sky was hazy, making it was hard to really see far.

cab

cab - Nov 19, 2012 11:46 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2012

Sam Merrill Trail  Sucess!

First peak of the day that included a loop of Echo Mtn., Muir Peak, and Brown Mountain.

dpsiebert

dpsiebert - Oct 24, 2012 12:48 am

Really interesting place  Sucess!

First hike with my wife.

mattcav

mattcav - Sep 22, 2012 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

great training hike  Sucess!

I hiked Echo Mountain for the first time in Sept/08. As my first peak ever bagged, I can say the view was stunning and the top was enthralling to reach. Having hikes Echo at least 50 more times since then, I can still say that this is a fun, challenging, and enjoyable hike that leads to longer hikes if you want to go past (e.g. Mount Lowe, Inspiration Point, Markham, Disappointment, San Gabriel, Muir). It's about 2.6 miles up and 2.6 down the same way with a consistent but not overbearing incline. The hardest part is the first mile.

orbitor

orbitor - Aug 27, 2012 12:06 am Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2011

From Inspiration Point  Sucess!

Stopped by quickly to take in the views on the way down from Mt. Lowe.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Apr 18, 2012 1:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Sam Merrill Trail  Sucess!

LPC peakbagging fun. Trip Report.

orbitor

orbitor - Apr 10, 2012 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2011

Sam Merrill Trail from Lake Ave.  Sucess!

Straightforward power hike, good Sunday afternoon workout. Nice views from top.

wildanessX

wildanessX - Nov 28, 2011 2:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Hot Day on Echo  Sucess!

Hot day, but easy hike! Lots of people enjoying this trail; talked to quite a few friendly hikers along the way.

dfeatsc

dfeatsc - Oct 24, 2011 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Echo Mt Loop  Sucess!

Excellent hike to Echo Mt. Very popular trail for the locals.

mcphersonm80

mcphersonm80 - Aug 8, 2011 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2010

Gotta Love Ruins  Sucess!

Super easy hike, pretty cool history and remains of the old buildings.

SierraCJ

SierraCJ - Mar 5, 2011 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2011

Busy day  Sucess!

Took the Sam Merrill trail to Echo then the long way to Inspiration Point(Echo Mtn trail to Mt. Lowe Road). Did Muir Peak before heading down the Castle Canyon trail back to Echo Mountain. Lots of folks on the trail! Got stung by a bee on my ear!

johnm

johnm - Feb 5, 2011 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2011

Lower Sam Merrill  Sucess!

Stopped by on the way to Muir Peak. Nice Saturday morning

labgloves

labgloves - Feb 1, 2011 2:04 pm

periodic morning run  Sucess!

I've never continued running up to Inspiration . . . but hope to try that one soon (it looks steep).

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