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Pinyon Ridge Trail #9W32

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Length

1.0 Miles 1.6 Kilometers

85%

Runnable

Elevation

180' 55 m

Ascent

-197' -60 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

5,808' 1,770 m

High

5,628' 1,715 m

Low

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Good views and interesting biology.

Alan Coles

Overview

Features: Birding — Views — Wildflowers [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

Adventure Pass required to park at trailheads and day use areas.

Description [Suggest Changes]

This trail shares the same starting location as the Soldier Creek Trail #9W30 near the restrooms by the amphitheater. A short distance down the trail, it turns left and crosses a small bridge and shortly comes to a junction of the trail loop. Take the right fork and you enter a plant community that is common on the high desert slopes but rarely seen on the coastal side of the San Gabriel Mountains. A large California juniper is passed and the trail gently climbs to a point with a bench offering a great view out to the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. On a clear day, the ocean and Channel Islands can be seen.

The trail then turns north and encounters several single-leaf pinyon trees which have a much paler green color compared to other pines in the area. This is also a great location to look out over the Crystal Lake Basin to see how it was formed from massive slides around Mt. Islip to the northwest.

The trail passes a seasonal spring and a beautiful field of deer grass before descending back down to complete the loop.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Juniper, pinyon, bigcone spruce, Jeffrey pine. Wildflowers in spring.

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