Foothill Flyers Mountain Trail Runs
Gabrielino Western Trail Run
If used for one of the last Wednesday of the month club trail runs, we run from the JPL East parking lot up the Arroyo on the Gabrieleno Western Trail out for 40 minutes and back for 35 minutes. However, on the weekends, it is a nice walk/jog out and back of about 8.5 miles round trip from the JPL Eastern parking lot in Pasadena. The Station Fire totally destroyed the bridges and what was once a fire road is now a single track trail. Having said all that, this now might become one of the Weekend Warriors favorite trails. It is a lot more runnable than some that we do and the shade and water crossings make it ideal for those hot summer days. There is an off shoot trail to the left after the Paul Little camp ground that will take you to the base of the dam. If you stay on the trail to the right it climbs up over dam and goes to the Oakwilde camp ground. For the walkers or those that want to go shorter you can turn around at the Gould Mesa trail junction for about 4.2 miles round trip.
Directions: From the 210 in Pasadena, get off on Windsor (East side of the Arroyo and Devils Gate Dam) and go North for 1 mile to the intersection of Windsor and Ventura. Turn left around the island and take Explorer Road down into the Arroyo to the JPL East parking lot - Location: 34.200224, -118.165842 Park in the dirt lot under the power line just before the crosswalk. The Gabrielino Western trail is up a dirt trail from the the crosswalk. The Gabrielino Western Trail actually starts at the corner of Windsor and Ventura on Arroyo Seco Road.
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