6.0 miles
Distance
2,023 ft
Climb
-459 ft
Descent
02:33:42
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Brown Mountain
    Altadena, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #51679 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9278 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Upper Gabrielino Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,563 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,678 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,241 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,678 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,241 ft
  • Grade
    4.9%
  • Grade max
    -39.2%
  • Grade min
    43%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,244 ft
  • Avg time
    02:33:42
  • Avg reverse time
    02:00:13
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on Jun 24, 2023
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Avg: 3.9 (11 votes)
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      Upper Gabrielino... Trail Reports

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      Jun 24, 2023 @ 5:35am
      Jun 24, 2023
      Passable, but difficult right now. Primary issue: overgrown vegetation, incl. lots of P.O. 1 tree down across trail below Red Box. Numerous...
      Jun 3, 2023 @ 10:01pm
      Jun 3, 2023
      Jun 3, 2023 @ 10:00pm
      Jun 3, 2023
      Same as previous comment. This trail is pretty suicidal at the moment! Tons of face whackers, loads of hike a bike, dodgy traverses across...
      Apr 10, 2023 @ 1:22am
      Apr 10, 2023
      ortions are totally washed away / completely overgrown. The water level for the stream crossings is very high (2-3' in some spots) and the...
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 4:30am
      Jan 28, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 19 rides
      • 31 miles avg distance
      All
      • 375 rides
      • Last: Jun 1, 2024

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      Jul 12, 2021 @ 10:48pm
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      Jul 12, 2021 @ 10:48pm
      Jul 12, 2021

      Routes with this trail

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      Red Box to JPL15 miles
      Ride up to Red Box and down to JPL32 miles

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      youtuber Gabrielino Trail — Switzers to JPL, part 1 |...
      17:26 | 1032 | Sep 12, 2018 , Altadena
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      19:36 | 664 | Sep 19, 2018 , Altadena
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      12:44 | 173 | Jun 26, 2023 , Altadena
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