6 miles
Distance
1,466 ft
Climb
-3,052 ft
Descent
00:24:49
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Gabrelino Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Brown Mountain
    Altadena, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

A winding, exposed cross-country styled downhill with fair amount of tech though multiple ecological zones. Recently restored after a ten year absence, the classic route can be ridden from Switzers station to JPL.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Gabrelino Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,586 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,665 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,257 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,251 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,665 ft
  • Grade
    -5.013%
  • Grade max
    -95.465%
  • Grade min
    79.201%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,465 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:04
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Status:
on Sep 2, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to upper-gabrelino-trail trailhead (34.266276, -118.145680)
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Upper Gabrelino... Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 2, 2018 @ 10:35am
Sep 2, 2018
Sep 24, 2017 @ 11:52am
Sep 24, 2017
All good. Mostly dry with some creek crossings.
May 19, 2016 @ 12:04pm
May 19, 2016
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Oct 29, 2017 @ 9:09pm
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Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:21am
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Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:21am
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Upper Gabrelino Trail

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag CrashOC (Oct 29, 2017 at 21:14)
 This is a tough trail to ride up. You spend a bit of time grinding through sand and rock in a riverbed. The climb is switchbacks cut into the hillside. The trail is narrow, the exposure is daunting, the dirt is loose rocky loamy soil. Iā€™m sure advanced cyclists with narrower bars can handle this no problem but for me it was a lot of hiking.
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  • + 1
flag brundlefly (Sep 9, 2018 at 17:18)
 This trail was recently restored and is now fully open. Shuttle up to Red Box for a solid 15 mile DH with way less climbing.
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Gabrielino Trail ā€” Switzers to JPL, part 2 |...
19:36 | 51 | Sep 19, 2018 , Altadena
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