Dawn Mine Trail 12W13
ElevationAscent: 1,018' 310 m
Descent: -568' -173 m
High: 4,045' 1,233 m
Low: 3,027' 923 m
GradeAvg Grade: 15% (8°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
Popular runs nearby
Strawberry Peak Out and Back
7.1 mi 11.5 km • Out and Back • 1,596 ft Ascent 486.53 m Ascent
Mt. Wilson - West Fork Loop
10.6 mi 17.0 km • Loop • 2,908 ft Ascent 886.29 m Ascent
Bear Canyon Trail Camp
6.6 mi 10.7 km • Out and Back • 1,246 ft Ascent 379.76 m Ascent
El Prieto to Brown Mountain Loop
8.2 mi 13.2 km • Loop • 1,254 ft Ascent 382.3 m Ascent
6.1 mi 9.9 km • Out and Back • 1,550 ft Ascent 472.46 m Ascent
3.4 mi 5.4 km • Out and Back • 639 ft Ascent 194.74 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“A scenic trail to a mine and a canyon.”— Alan Coles
The trail descends steeply into Millard Canyon passing through blasted out sections of the edge of a cliff, then winding along switchbacks down to the canyon floor in about 0.8 miles. It reaches a junction with the Millard Canyon Trail heading downstream. To reach the mine, take the left fork for 50 feet and then a right turn down to the canyon bottom where the mine can be seen.
The trail continues upstream from the first junction passing along a delightful stream with bay, maple, and alder trees shading the path. There are some nice Humboldt lilies that bloom in late spring.
About 0.5 miles from the mine, the trail leaves the canyon bottom where the north fork joins. There is a nice section where the trail passes above and below seasonal waterfalls as it climbs out of the canyon into open chaparral of ceanothus, scrub oak, and laurel sumac. It ends at Tom Sloan Saddle where there is a junction with the Bear Canyon Trail 12W08, the Tom Sloan Trail #12W22, and a popular use trail leading westward to Brown Mountain.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.
Land Manager: USFS - Angeles National Forest Office
Oct 20, 2019: Angeles National Forest Fire Danger Elevated to Extreme