Foothill Flyers Trail Runs
Last update June 3, 2022

Silver Moccasin Trail
Shortcut Saddle to Newcomb's Ranch - Out and Back

This is a good training run in spring or fall in the San Gabriel Mountains behind Mt. Wilson. Round trip is a little over 13 miles and can include a food break at Newcomb's Ranch. An Adventure Pass is required to park at Shortcut so it is best to car pool from from the junction of the 210 and 2 by meeting at the corner of Milmada Dr and parking on Flanders Rd - map. The drive to the Shortcut Saddle trail head will take you about 45 minutes as we have experienced working an aid station there for the Mt. Disappointment 50k - map and directions. Park on the north side near the trail head. Once on trail, follow all the Silver Moccasin Trail signs.
Click on the trail map on right and print out a copy to take with you.

trail map

Chilao to Shortcut Saddle Trail
(from the AC100 2019 Race Book starting at pg 38).

Runners cross the concrete wash and re-join the Silver Moccasin Trail via a left turn uphill. After 0.6 miles, a paved road is crossed, and runners follow single track South for another 0.8 miles, until dumping out on a fire road. You’ll turn left on this fire road and continue South for 1.2 miles to a T junction with another fire road. Again, you’ll bear left and after only 0.1 mile, turn right to get back on the single track as it crosses a creek bed. After following the single track for 0.3 miles, a hard left is taken at another junction, and runners traverse winding single track for 0.6 miles to a hard right. Runners cross a road after 0.2 miles, and proceed up another 0.2 to a final paved road crossing (Vetter Mountain Road) with views of the Shortcut Aid station 2.8 miles away and Mt. Wilson looming in the distance. From the road, it’s 2 miles of technical single track down to cross a creek bed, and then a relatively quick 500’, 0.8 mile climb up to the Shortcut Aid Station, mile 51.3, elevation 4,760’. You’re over halfway there!

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