Sample the best of what Mt. Wilson has to offer. This session is designed for riders who want to ride a variety of trails surrounding Mt. Wilson.
Session Duration: Less than 4 hours
Shuttle Times: Friday-Sunday every 2 hours starting at 9:45 a.m.
Shuttle Pickup: Altadena Ave and Roosevelt Altadena
Drop-off Spot: Mt. Wilson Observatory
What to Bring: Bike, gear, standard mountain bike clothing, and safety equipment. You must have a bear bell and helmet.
A great trail for all levels and experience!
New to mountain biking or looking for a straightforward and simple ride to the bottom? The Mt. Wilson Toll Road is perfect for the new rider or families looking for easier terrain. In total, there is over 4,000′ of descending over nine miles.
The Toll Road is an excellent choice for the person who wants a straightforward ride down a fire road. The elevation drop is almost 5,000′. It is suitable for young kids and people new to mountain biking.
The drop off is at the Mt Wilson Observatory Parking lot (there will be bathrooms). Check out the Cosmic Cafe for snacks and drinks. It is a working observatory so keep your voices down as the astronomers are sleeping.
The Mt. Wilson Toll Road takes you to Altadena. At the bottom, you will cross the bridge and head up to the mountain bike exit. While the temptation will be strong, resist heading down the trail to the left of the bridge. That trail is CLOSED to mountain bikers.
Extend the day
Do one run then head to Fox’s for breakfast. If you’re feeling recharged, sign up for a second Mt. Wilson Toll Road run!
What to bring
Your bike and the equipment required to keep it running. Standard mountain biking clothing and safety equipment. You will not be allowed on the shuttle without a helmet and a bear bell.
Transportation to Mt. Wilson Observatory
Starts close to 5,710 feet and ends at 800 feet. There is a short, 1/4-mile climb at the end.
Terrain & Trails
Fire road top to bottom.