27.6 miles
3,933 ft
-9,414 ft
1 mile
High Point

This Route Takes you from Christian Camp to Arcadia via the Silver Moccasin, Gabrielino and Sturtevant Trails.

Detailed Description
Christian Camp to Arcadia is a 28 mile less popular expert route located near Altadena California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 3,933 ft with a max elevation of 6,032 ft then descends -9,414 ft.
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3 Reviews & Comments

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Brandondie9Zi (Sep 12, 2022 at 9:15)
E-bikes allowed
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mtbcommunity-com (Nov 15, 2018 at 7:57)
This is also known as Charlton Flats
  • + 1
Bmoore200 (Oct 11, 2018 at 15:38)
Pretty fun, climb is steep, sunny and sandy.
Descent can be ridden pretty fast and has some nice turns and flowiness. It goes by quickly.
I think there are better options in the area. Can shuttle it as well which probably makes it more worth while.


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More Stats for Christian Camp to Arcadia mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -5,481 ft
  • Altitude min
    551 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,032 ft
  • Altitude end
    551 ft
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  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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trail: Sturtevant
42:10 | 47 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 16, 2022
Silver Moccasin Trail (MTB)
Silver Moccasin Trail (MTB)
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Feb 13, 2021

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Silver Moccasin Trail (Christian Camp to Chilao DH)
Aug 7, 2022 @ 10:20am
Aug 7, 2022
Tree limb blocking trail. Near Bandido Campground
May 15, 2022 @ 8:50pm
May 15, 2022
Dropping in from the observatory does not indicate closed. It should. There is major erosion. Dry loose loam covered in leaves and pine cones litter the trail. In some sections, you can barely identify the trail. Downed trees and branches, overgrown brush is everywhere. But worse than overgrown vegetation is swarms of mosquitoes from observatory all the way down to campsites. The bottom of Sturtevant is definitely closed. The paved climb back to the main road has boulder/rock fall everywhere. This place feels abandoned and nature is reclaiming its facilities. The road entrance has the following sign posted. This sign should be posted at the observatory trail head.
Silver Moccasin
Apr 9, 2022 @ 11:27am
Apr 9, 2022
About 6 large downed trees throughout. Pretty annoying to carry a bike over and some where pretty big. I'd pass on this one until it can be cleared.
Gabrielino (Newcomb's Pass to Sturtevant)
Feb 2, 2020 @ 8:15pm
Feb 2, 2020
Overgrown vegetation with lots of trees blocking the trail.
Chantry Hell Climb
Oct 8, 2017 @ 6:31pm
Oct 8, 2017
It's a paved road, so... However, the access road down to Arcadia from here has a section where the road closes to one lane near the bottom. Be cautious on that road.
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