4 miles
Distance
849 ft
Climb
-335 ft
Descent
00:39:38
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Gabrelino Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Brown Mountain
    Altadena, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Year Round
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

This lowest section of the Gabrelino Trail is probably as beginner as it gets in the San Gabriel Mountains when it comes to single track, and even so, its still a very fun ride. Starting at the JPL Parking Lot on Windsor, you ride the same paved access road as you would to ride El Prieto, but at the first fork in the road, hang a Left, rather than a Right. From here you continue on a mix of fire road and single track to the final destination... an old Forest Service Dam and man made "waterfall" where you can rest and have a snack before you ride back. This trail has a good mix of stream crossings, some mild chunk, some tiny exposure, and is not a strenuous ride what-so-ever. It's great to ride on a hot day as most of the trail is tree covered, but beware of hiker overload, as tons of people hike this route in big groups.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Gabrelino Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    514 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,151 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,712 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,168 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,683 ft
  • Grade
    2.29%
  • Grade max
    -53.885%
  • Grade min
    42.068%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4,473 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,941 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:45
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Status:
on Oct 29, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.8 (9 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Lower Gabrelino... Trail Reports

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Oct 29, 2018 @ 5:00pm
Oct 29, 2018
River crossings are relatively shallow. Otherwise the trail is dry and rideable.
Mar 24, 2017 @ 7:40am
Mar 24, 2017
The rains caused the creek to change its flow in several spots. Some sections of trail are now water flow. Others are covered in sand or littered...
Apr 4, 2016 @ 12:34pm
Apr 4, 2016
Oct 15, 2015 @ 6:43am
Oct 15, 2015
Jul 12, 2015 @ 4:51pm
Jul 12, 2015
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Lower Gabrielino Trail — Switzers to JPL,...
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