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.
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More Stats for Lower Gabrelino Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change514 ft
Altitude min1,134 ft
Altitude max1,714 ft
Altitude start1,168 ft
Altitude end1,683 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down3,296 ft
Distance flat2 miles
Avg reverse time00:37:45
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Lower Gabrelino... Trail Reports
Mar 24, 2017 @ 7:40amMar 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 @ 12:34pmApr 4, 2016
Oct 15, 2015 @ 6:43amOct 15, 2015
Jul 12, 2015 @ 4:51pmJul 12, 2015
Routes with this trail
|Mt Lowe, Sam Merril, sunset, EP||13 miles|
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