Echo Mountain via the Sam Merrill Trail
East Loma Alta Drive At Lake Avenue
Altadena, California 91001
A great hike in the lower San Gabriels to incredible vistas, forested mountain canyons, and the ruins of a turn-of-the-century mountaintop resort. Bonus enjoyment for history buffs, in the form of plaques and markers placed along the ruins and the route of an old railroad through the mountains.