Lower Sam Merrill Trail 12W14.1
ElevationAscent: 1,366' 416 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,215' 980 m
Low: 1,849' 564 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A popular trail connecting Altadena with Echo Mountain.”— John McKinney
Parking is in a residential neighborhood. Please be quiet and don't block driveways.
At 2.6 miles there is a junction with Mt. Lowe Railway Trail. The left fork leads to the Mt. Lowe Road. The right forks leads to the junction of the Middle Sam Merrill Trail 12W14.2, the Castle Canyon Trail in 0.1 mile and the Echo Mountain ruins slightly beyond.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.
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