4 miles
1,082 ft
-568 ft
Avg time
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  • Riding area
    Brown Mountain
    Altadena, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • 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.

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More Stats for Lower Gabrelino Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    514 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,134 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,714 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,168 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,683 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,296 ft
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
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on Mar 24, 2017
Avg: 3.75 (8 votes)

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Lower Gabrelino... Trail Reports

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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