6.7 miles
Distance
219 ft
Climb
-3,725 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This route starts at the Mt Wilson observatory and goes via the Winter Creek trail down to Sierra Madre.

Detailed Description
Winter Creek is a 7 mile less popular expert route located near Altadena California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 219 ft with a max elevation of 5,665 ft then descends -3,725 ft.
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4 Reviews & Comments

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dennisc5000 (Jun 27, 2022 at 14:30)
Not sure why this is listed as purple, it’s a fun blue trail going downhill with beautiful scenery
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thomasjkenney1024 (Jun 28, 2022 at 17:44)
It is a road. They grade it about once a decade, sometimes longer, or sooner if there is need.
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fvYiFGiIx7 (Oct 17, 2020 at 8:14)
Entry closed due to covid as of 10/17/20
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Stevenglez (Jan 18, 2020 at 8:31)
A little snow up on the top. Technical down hill with lots of boulders.
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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
    Moderate
More Stats for Winter Creek mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3,506 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,159 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,665 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,159 ft
  • Grade
    -9.9%
  • Grade max
    -60.6%
  • Grade min
    33%
  • Distance climb
    3,074 ft
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    942 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Mt. Wilson Toll Road
Jul 14, 2022 @ 5:51pm
Jul 14, 2022
Loose over hard packed.
Mt Wilson Trail (The Bench Trail)
Jun 25, 2022 @ 5:48am
Jun 25, 2022
Mt Wilson Trail (Skyline)
Jun 25, 2022 @ 5:48am
Jun 25, 2022
Upper Winter Creek
Apr 12, 2022 @ 10:29am
Apr 12, 2022
Access to these trailheads are blocked due to major construction on Chantry Flats Road. Cannot access
Lower Winter Creek
Jun 26, 2020 @ 3:19pm
Jun 26, 2020
Dry. There's some minor washed out spots. Fun still.
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