2.3 miles
Distance
401 ft
Climb
-612 ft
Descent
00:41:20
Avg time
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Mt Hillyer Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Chilao-Charlton
    Altadena, California
  • Ref Number
    11W27
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12961 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #90266 in Trail Running
    • #68857 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Mount Hillyer Trail starts on the Santa Clara Divide Road at Rosenita Saddle. A steady climb ramps up in difficulty to a 'test piece' switchback that stymies most attempts to climb. Once the ridge top is attained, a long, rolling section through meadows and open ponderosa pine forest leads to the summit of Mount Hillyer. The terrain becomes increasingly rocky, and there are many boulder gardens, 'slickrock' areas, and ramped logs. The trail eventually mellows and intersects with the Silver Moccasin Trail near Horse Flats CG.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mt Hillyer Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -211 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,628 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,197 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,882 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,671 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.519%
  • Grade min
    27.715%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    857 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:20
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      Mt Hillyer Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 13, 2024 @ 10:39pm
      Jun 13, 2024
      Running great.
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 8:16am
      Jul 10, 2022
      May 22, 2022 @ 3:34pm
      May 22, 2022
      Apr 2, 2022 @ 5:32pm
      Apr 2, 2022
      Wet in some sections, but good overall. Deep ruts from rain
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 3:18pm
      Dec 4, 2021
      Like riding on the beach in spots... Still fun.
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      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 51.9 km avg distance
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      • 357 rides
      • Last: Jun 8, 2024

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      Mt Hillyer3 miles
      Hillyer - Silver Moccasin Loop13 miles

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      Mt Hillyer! Part of Mt Wilson Enduro Day Dec 2018
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