19.8 miles
Distance
2,328 ft
Climb
-6,878 ft
Descent
5,101 ft
High Point

This Route takes you from Eaton Saddle down Valley Forge over to the Gabrielino and finally via Sturtevant down to Arcadia.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Valley Forge/Gabrielino/Sturtevant mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,551 ft
  • Altitude min
    551 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,101 ft
  • Altitude end
    551 ft
  • Grade
    -4.4%
  • Grade max
    -83.1%
  • Grade min
    52%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Variable
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youtuber Sturtevant Trail - Mt. Wilson - Altadena, CA
Sturtevant Trail - Mt. Wilson - Altadena, CA
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Sturtevant
May 6, 2021 @ 2:51pm
May 6, 2021
Closed. Major erosion and tons of downed trees littering the trail.
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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