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El Prieto

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 3.5 (2)

Steep, rocky climb on singletrack up to Brown Mountain fire road.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

83%

Runnable

1,997' 609 m

High

1,308' 399 m

Low

689' 210 m

Up

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Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Watch out for mountain bikers.

Description

The trail is steep but definitely navigable throughout. Along the way up, you'll enjoy heavily wooded areas, and lots of stream crossings. The diversity in landscape features makes this route pretty nice overall.

The trail is very popular with mountain bikers, so I prefer to go up it and make sure to share the trail.

There are a few turn-offs that either exit the canyon early or meet back up with the same trail.

Shared By:

Justin Jasper

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 2 votes

#2

in Pasadena

#11003

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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#2

in Pasadena

#1,155

in California

#11,003

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Photos

Top of El Prieto Trail before you start hiking the saddle
Mar 30, 2020 near La Caña…, CA
Looking down El Prieto Canyon from Brown Mountain Trail.
Dec 18, 2015 near La Caña…, CA
Looking up towards Brown Mountain saddle, where Fern Truck Trail and Brown Mountain Trail split.
Dec 18, 2015 near La Caña…, CA
Singletrack towards the top of El Prieto Canyon.
Dec 18, 2015 near La Caña…, CA
About halfway up El Prieto, a shortcut to Brown Mountain Trail cuts off to the right. El Prieto continues to the left.
Dec 18, 2015 near La Caña…, CA
Intersection of El Prieto (right) and Fern Truck Trail (left).
Dec 18, 2015 near La Caña…, CA

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