Mt. Lowe East Trail Details
Riding areaAngeles National Forest
Bike typeDH, AM
DirectionDownhill PrimaryPopular direction shown
TTFs on trailRoller Coaster
Ride in rainYes
Coming down from the paved road near Mt Wilson, Mt. Lowe East is the 1st single track trail to the left after coming thru the old tunnel.
You climb the Mt Lowe Fireroad to a three way fire road junction and you will see the Mt Lowe East trail to the far left. The single track starts with a couple of rock steps and climbs to a metal trail sign labeled Mt Lowe / Mt Wilson. Mt Lowe East single track is very narrow, loose, and exposed. There are many 180 switchbacks and areas where you may prefer to walk over ride. There are a number of "chutes" that go straight down so be careful and be aware the regular trail always switchbacks at these points and is safer. Competent DH riders may prefer the straight "chutes" where All Mountain riders may prefer the standard trail which is still very challenging. This trail demands focus and attention its entire length.
The trail reconnects to Mt Lowe Fire Road and you continue down to the junction of Middle Sam Merrell Trail and Inspiration Point. Inspiration Point is to the left at this junction and is well worth the short climb for the historic view. Descending Middle Merrill from here is a classic trail with similar conditions to Mt Lowe East. Be aware that you will likely encounter many hikers as you get closer to Echo Mountain.
Using a bell on your bicycle is highly recommended.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mt. Lowe East Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change-776 ft
Altitude min4,515 ft
Altitude max5,419 ft
Altitude start5,291 ft
Altitude end4,515 ft
Distance climb3,600 ft
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat303 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Mt. Lowe East Trail Trail Reports
Mar 18, 2018 @ 9:23amMar 18, 2018
|Trail is running so good right now. Great dirt and tacky rocks. Flowiest rock gardens anywhere.|
Oct 8, 2017 @ 10:36amOct 8, 2017
Aug 16, 2017 @ 5:01amAug 16, 2017
Jan 19, 2017 @ 11:46pmJan 19, 2017
Dec 29, 2016 @ 3:25pmDec 29, 2016
|First part of the trail, on the shady side of the hill, is covered in icy snow. Warm temperatures have partially melted it, making it hard and...|
Routes with this trail
|Eaton Saddle Shuttle||8 miles|
|Mt Lowe, Sam Merril, sunset, EP||13 miles|
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