8.8 miles
5,380 ft
-1,073 ft
Avg time

Mt. Wilson Road Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Year Round

The Mt. Wilson Toll Road can take you to a few different trails and destinations, the most obvious of which being the Mt. Wilson Observatory. However, the ride described here takes you Henninger Flats, the closest and "easiest" destination to get to as you climb up and along the Toll Road. The ride in itself is nothing special, just a grueling slog up a steep fire road for almost 3 miles, but the payoff makes the torture worth it. Henninger Flats is a wonderful "oasis" and gem of the lower San Gabes that has water, camp sites, bathrooms, and a ranger/forestry station. Henninger Flats is quite a relaxing spot, where you can enjoy the views of the smog filled city below as you breathe in fresh air, feel the breeze blow through the flats, and laugh at all the suckers below you who have no idea that this place even exists.

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More Stats for Mt. Wilson Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    4,307 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,218 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.1 miles
  • Altitude start
    1,340 ft
  • Altitude end
    1.1 miles
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7.0 miles
  • Distance down
    1.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,362 ft
  • Avg time
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Sep 22, 2016 @ 9:38am
Sep 22, 2016
Mt. Wilson Road, My City
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Sep 22, 2016 @ 9:38am
Sep 22, 2016
Mt. Wilson Road, My City
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Sep 22, 2016 @ 9:38am
Sep 22, 2016
Mt. Wilson Road, My City
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Sep 22, 2016 @ 9:38am
Sep 22, 2016
Mt. Wilson Road, My City

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