Hike Mount Lowe to a Secret Swing

Rock tunnel, secret swing and stunning panoramic views!

Explore Mount Lowe via Eaton Saddle Trail, just 1 hour away from Los Angeles. It is a 5.6-mile loop trail located near Palmdale, California. This trail combines all the best hiking offers: stunning views, tunnels, observation points, history, nature, and a fantastic summit with a resting area. Mount Lowe via Eaton Saddle trail is dog-friendly, so bring your pets with you on this journey! The best time to do this hike is early in the morning or a little later in the day for a sunset experience. Make sure to pack snacks and lots of water with you, as this adventure will test your endurance! 

Pro tip: The Secret Swing can be removed, so bring your own hammock, swing or improvise to take that photo for Instagram! 

Perfect For

  • Day outdoors

  • Moderate hiking

  • Couples hike day

  • Hike with friends

  • Solo hiking adventure

Packing List

  • hat
  • sunscreen
  • water
  • snack and food
  • trashbag 
  • hiking shoes
  • layers
  • sunglasses
  • flashlight for post sunset times
  • Adventure Parking Pass (can be purchased at stores like REI and Big 5)
  • hammock/swing (to make sure you will take that photo)



  1. Park on either side of Mt. Wilson Red Box Road. 
  2. Display your Adventure Parking Pass.
  3. The trailhead is located on the bottom corner of the parking area on the west side.
  4. Pass through the tunnel and continue on Mount Lowe Road.
  5. Once you reach a spot with trails intersecting, stay to the left.
  6. When the West trail connects with the East trail, you can turn right and climb a short, moderately steep trail directly to the summit or continue straight through the trail junction on a slightly longer, but much easier grade circling around to the south side of the summit.
  7. Congratulations! You've reached the summit of Mount Lowe!

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Rules & Safety

You must purchase an Adventure Parking Pass beforehand at local adventure stores like REI or Big 5 and display it on the windshield.