Standing prominently above Pasadena, Mount Wilson is a Southern California landmark. At 5,710 feet, is the peak with all the radio towers that sits behind the LA skyline.
History: The Mt. Wilson Trail has a history unlike any other in California. The very first trails in the area were blazed by the Gabrielino Indians. These were the trails they used to carry timber down the mountain in 1771 for the construction of the San Gabriel Mission. In 1864, a man named Benjamin Wilson built the Mt. Wilson Trail that is in use today.
Elevation: 4200 ft.
Approximate time to complete the hike: ~9 hours
Distance: 14 miles round trip hike
Trailhed address: 899 Paseo Miramar, Pacific PAlisades, CA 90272
Trailhead Coordinates: 34.0508, -118.5571
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