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!
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A trail to test your legs and heart. Start early under the fog cover, bring plenty of water & sunblock. The rewards: infinite blue horizons under a relentless sun, lots of typical mountain desert plants and critters. The hotel ruins and abandoned rail line gives it a nice historical twist.
[Mount Lowe via Eaton Saddle; 5.6 mile loop] There was no snow when we visited on 2/27/2021. The difficulty was rated 3/10 in my opinion; however, many little rocks along the way, so prepare yourself a pair of good shoes. The swing on the top was indeed fun. And a good view for lunch/picnic :P
I wish I can come in here in Winter when I saw snow from the ground. It’s easy hike if you come from north, difficult hike if you start from echo mountain trailhead. It’s closest 5500ft mountain near the city it’s good for people who need challenge. You can see Mt Wilson and San Gabriel peak from here. You can also go to inspiration point
In addition to housing an excellent observatory open to the public on top of the adjacent Mt. Wilson, Mt. Lowe is also the start of a very fun, challenging downhill mountain bike trail, along the path workers used to transport the mirror of the Mt. Wilson observatory main telescope.
You must purchase an Adventure Parking Pass beforehand at local adventure stores like REI or Big 5 and display it on the windshield.