13 miles
Distance
3,779 ft
Climb
-7,731 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This shuttle Route is one Variation of the so called Front side riding area in the Angeles National Forest.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag Bmoore200 (Oct 11, 2018 at 15:29)
 Awesome combo of trails. Lots of exposed steep and technical stuff up top, gets faster and more flowy from merrill to sunset. El prieto is nice shaded canyon ride that has some fun quirky sections.
2 small climbs link merrill to sunset and sunset to el prieto
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Mt Lowe, Sam Merril, sunset, EP mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3,952 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,139 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,115 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,163 ft
  • Grade
    -5.618%
  • Grade max
    -158.91%
  • Grade min
    176.005%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,264 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Middle Sam Merrill
Nov 4, 2018 @ 9:28pm
Nov 4, 2018
Trees down on top section
El Prieto Trail
Nov 4, 2018 @ 8:16am
Nov 4, 2018
Brown Mountain Road
Nov 4, 2018 @ 8:16am
Nov 4, 2018
Lower Gabrelino Trail
Oct 29, 2018 @ 5:00pm
Oct 29, 2018
River crossings are relatively shallow. Otherwise the trail is dry and rideable.
Sunset Ridge
Sep 8, 2018 @ 6:49am
Sep 8, 2018
Tree down but easy to climb over
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