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Millard Canyon Trail

Intermediate

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1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
75% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 755' 230 m
Descent: -13' -4 m
High: 2,982' 909 m
Low: 2,227' 679 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Cary Stacy

Run through the canyon with river crossings and rock-hopping.

Cary Stacy

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Description

Run from the parking lot at Chaney Trail and run up Mt. Lowe Road 0.3 miles then turn left onto Sunset Ridge Trail. After another 0.3 miles, keep left at a fork near a cabin. This is the start of the path although it is an unofficial but well used route.

The path is relatively easy to follow up the canyon and there are places of good tread. Near the junction with the Dawn Mine Trail, there is a fork leading down to the canyon bottom and the mine. The mine is closed off for public protection but there are many relics nearby.

This route makes a good loop when combined with the Sunset Ridge Trail and the Dawn Mine Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Alder, maple, bay, oak and bigcone spruce trees provide ample shade. Beware of poison oak.

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Rock-Hopping terrain in  Millard Canyon
Apr 22, 2019 near Altadena, CA
On the way to Dawn Mine
Apr 22, 2019 near Altadena, CA
Hiking along the creek on our way to Dawn Mine
Apr 22, 2019 near Altadena, CA

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