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
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    4
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 (2 votes)
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      El Prieto
      El Prieto
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      Apr 8, 2020
      El Prieto
      El Prieto
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Sunset Ridge
      May 24, 2020 @ 8:02am
      1 days
      Overgrown, exercise caution.
      Lower Sunset Ridge
      May 24, 2020 @ 8:02am
      1 days
      Very Overgrown
      El Prieto Trail
      May 21, 2020 @ 7:46am
      May 21, 2020
      Lots of poison oak on the trail. Wear long pants and sleeves if you are prone to poison oak reactions. Fun trail.
      Brown Mountain Road
      May 21, 2020 @ 7:46am
      May 21, 2020
      Middle Sam Merrill
      Mar 24, 2020 @ 12:18am
      Mar 24, 2020
      top and bottom parts are amazing! thank you guys for great job
      more reports »
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