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Ken Burton Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (2)

Steep switchbacks connect the Arroyo Seco and Brown Mountain.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

76%

Runnable

2,938' 896 m

High

1,826' 557 m

Low

30' 9 m

Up

1,115' 340 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

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Runner Notes

This is a remote trail with light traffic. Travel with a buddy, or let someone know your plans. Be prepared to deal with any adverse situations on your own. It is only runnable in the uphill direction by the hardiest runners (not me, I tried).

Description

From the "Ken Burton Saddle" at the end of Brown Mountain Road, this trail heads down to the Arroyo. The trail was rebuilt by the MWBA and reopened in May 2016. It allows for a long loop up Brown Mountain Road and down through the Arroyo (Gabrieleno Trail) above the dam.

Route finding and creek hopping in the Arroyo can be a challenge. This is a quasi wilderness experience (albeit with traffic noise from the ACH) that you can access from Suburbia.

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Shared By:

Peter Altadena

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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#145

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Photos

The Ken Burton Memorial.
Mar 13, 2019 near La Caña…, CA
View of Downtown Los Angeles from the Ken Burton Memorial.
Mar 13, 2019 near La Caña…, CA
The view from the first set of switchbacks
Mar 13, 2019 near La Caña…, CA

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