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California San Gabriel Valley - Mount Lowe Swing via Eaton Saddle

This hike is hosted by GWH Ambassador Nancy Zheng!
The first 10 members to arrive will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways!

- Swing at Mount Lowe via Eaton Saddle Trailhead
3.2 miles total / Loop Trail – approx. 2.5 hours
Total Elevation Gain: 1050 ft.
Top Elevation: 6152 ft.
Link to more trail info:
Dogs: Yes
Kids: No (unfortunately since we are going around sunset I want to make sure we do not have any delays descending the mountain with enough visibility!)
Men: No

EVENTBRITE: (You must have a FREE Eventbrite ticket to attend, PW is GWHLA): 

Meeting Location: Mount Wilson Red Box Road & Mount Lowe Road, Angeles National Forest, Altadena, CA 91001
Trailhead coordinates: 34.2393, -118.0934 (34° 14′ 21.5″N 118° 05′ 36.2″W)
There are 2 small dirt patches right at the trailhead. We will meet by the gate where the dirt road begins. Please arrive early to allow yourself plenty of time for parking/stretching before we get started. Meet time is at 5:15 PM, and we will begin the hike promptly at 5:30 PM.

YELLOW: oderate ike, ell-signed, levation ain f etween ,000-2,000ft., ow altitude. ovice ikers elcome! We will hike as a group, and stop at the halfway point for a water break/meet & greet. There is a swing at the peak with a great view of the city, plus great views of the surrounding peaks. Dogs are welcome only if they get along well with other dogs & humans :) **PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PACK IT IN/PACK IT OUT TRAIL SO YOU WILL HAVE TO CARRY ANY WASTE BACK DOWN THE MOUNTAIN FOR DISPOSAL

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***

What To Bring: Please bring plenty of water! Although this is a short trail, there are a few short stretches of increased elevation. Also required: either a headlamp or flashlight (we will be descending during sunset so visibility will be decreased slightly). We will take a short break at the halfway point, so feel free to bring along a snack, though this is not required. Trekking poles are also optional. 

I’m so excited to host my first hike as Ambassador for the San Gabriel Valley chapter of Girls Who Hike LA!! Please feel free to contact me with any questions that are not answered above. Can't wait to explore with you! -Nancy

Permits / Passes: Eventbrite required, Adventure Pass OR Interagency Pass required for parking (this is part of the Angeles National Forest!)

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking at a moderate-brisk pace but will stay as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I'll update the event description if anything changes!