5 miles
Distance
3,213 ft
Climb
-1,956 ft
Descent
01:52:33
Avg time
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Idlehour Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Angeles National Forest
    Altadena, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular in reverse
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #33946 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The trailhead is located at the junction where Mt Lowe Road, Middle Sam Merrill Trail, and the trail to Inspiration Point meet. From this intersection, Idlehour Trail goes east and down. This is some nice singletrack and an alternative to the other trails around. There is a nice climb out from Idlehour Campground, and the trail can get thin and overgrown but it is rideable. Use the Mt. Wilson Toll Road, through Henninger Flats, to exit onto Pinecrest Drive in Altadena.
This trail can also be ridden in the opposite direction.
Trail is 4.5 miles

Access Info

There are trail markers posted at both ends of the trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Idlehour mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,258 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,612 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,425 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,167 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,425 ft
  • Grade
    4.696%
  • Grade max
    -102.335%
  • Grade min
    83.333%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    508 ft
  • Avg time
    01:52:33
  • Avg reverse time
    01:24:54
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Status:
on Sep 10, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Idlehour Trail Reports

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      Sep 10, 2019 @ 10:05am
      Sep 10, 2019
      Not a good mtb trail, lots of pokey plants along the way down, hike a bike to get back out and tons of flies as you walk out, no fun. Stick with...
      Dec 25, 2018 @ 1:50pm
      Dec 25, 2018
      Trail in good shape, thin in spots.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2 rides
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      Apr 30, 2018 @ 6:31am
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      Apr 30, 2018 @ 6:31am
      Apr 30, 2018

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