Past Meetup

echo mt / insperation point

Hosted by INLAND EMPIRE Outdoor Adventurers

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This Meetup is past

26 people went

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time and date: sat jan 5th at 9 a.m.

we will leave the trailhead at 9:15 exactly giving everyone an extra 15 min to get there

no parking permits needed

- Distance: 10.4 miles
– Elevation Gain: 2740 feet.
– Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes
– Trail Condition: Very good.

semi strenuous: please know your abilities, we will not wait for you if you fall behind

The Echo Mountain trail is well traveled, but well maintained. Castle Canyon has a few tricky parts, as does the middle Sam Merrill Trail, but nothing that should get anyone in trouble if they’re paying attention.
- How To Get There: From the 210, take the Lake Avenue exit north from Pasadena into Altadena. Continue on the road as it climbs a hill and park near the sharp left hand turn outside the Cobb Estate. You do not need an Adventure Pass to park on the street here.

We begin at the corner of Lake Ave .at cobb estates, We then go up to the top up via switchbacks (zig-zag) on the trail known as the Sam Merril Trail along side the mountain. , a great workout. It is about 2.7 miles to the first stop, Echo Mountain. We will spend short time at the top of Echo Mountain . Then we continue on for about 2 more miles upward and uphill until we get to inspiration point. There, we’ll take a extended break for snacks. Then we just head back our way down the same trail. Keep in mind that there is plenty of down hill and that does cause for much impact on your ankles and knees. there may be a little snow but i doudt it .

please note , i have limited internet access so please dont get mad if i dont respond right away (2-3 days)

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hotel atop echo mt, taken by fire

old echo mt trolly