5 miles
Distance
1,173 ft
Climb
-4,601 ft
Descent
00:45:51
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mt Wilson (Bench to Base) Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Altadena
    Altadena, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #16755 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a great downhill trail under tree canopy. The locals refer to this side of the mountain to the Darside. There are some extremely exposed sections and washed away parts of the trail that require dismounts, but all in all this is one of the best rides around. & miles all downhill hello!
As with most trails on this mountain beware of fallen trees and hikers.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mt Wilson Trail (Bench to Base) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,428 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,035 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,463 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,463 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,035 ft
  • Grade max
    -91.658%
  • Grade min
    75.224%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    369 ft
  • Avg time
    00:45:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:51:56
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Status:
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 73 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 15, 2017 @ 2:59pm
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      Mt Wilson Trail (Bench to Base)
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      Jun 2, 2016 @ 1:01pm
      Jun 2, 2016
      Mt Wilson Trail (Bench to Base)

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag ezekiel962 (Oct 15, 2017 at 14:58)
       I'd have to take that black diamond off this trail. Just not worth the effort..
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Bmoore200 (Nov 19, 2018 at 17:27)
       Other trails from summit are much better. This gets crowded way crowded w/ hikers. There's a couple fun spots but overall not worth it.
      [Reply]

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