November 7, 2015 - Arroyo Seco/Gabrielino Trail to Brown Mountain Saddle
Distance: 8 miles total, Round trip
Gain: Very little (except for last mile coming back up to the cars)
Rating: Moderate (except for the hill but you can take your sweet time with this)
This is a beautiful hike. We first descend 1 mile down to the Arroyo Seco river level. Unfortunately, you need to go UP on the way out!
It is 4 miles out and 4 miles back with plenty of shade, very little gain, to a turnaround at Brown Mountain saddle.
Carpooling from Santa Clarita Valley : If you wish to carpool to the trailhead, meet at Towsley Cyn in the parking area in front of the gate at 6:30AM for an 6:45AM SHARP carpool departure to the trail head.
Directions to Towsley Cyn (Carpool meeting spot):
Take the I-5 freeway to the Calgrove exit. Exit. Turn towards the west. (Right if you are coming from Valencia, left if you are coming from the San Fernando Valley) Follow the road around, go through the signal, and turn immediately into the driveway for Towsley Cyn. Park in the outside lot and look for your leader in the lot). Please help your carpool driver by contributing a little toward gas.
Directions to the Trail head:
Trailhead address: 2807 Windsor Ave, Pasadena, CA 91107
Trailhead coordinates: N[masked]' / W[masked]'
Take the I-5 South to the 210 East. Exit on the 210 at Windsor. Make a left at bottom of freeway ramp. Drive until you see a parking lot at the end of Windsor (where it does a hard dogleg right and becomes Ventura Street). The lot is posted "Gabrieleno Trailhead".