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    12.1 km
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    Muir Peak Loop Trail


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    Hiking the Muir Peak Loop Trail is an epic adventure in Southern California that will see you traverse some rugged terrain for beautiful views. While out on the trail, you will climb uphill into the mountains to reach Inspiration Point, before continuing on to the top of Muir Peak. Make sure to have your adventure pass visible in your car prior to setting out on your hike.

    Route Description for Muir Peak Loop Trail

    For those hikers who don’t mind putting in a bit of hard work for their views, the Muir Peak Loop Trail is an awesome option to explore in the Angeles National Forest.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will initially head northeast into Rubio Canyon, before turning to the north to traverse the slopes of Echo Mountain. After passing by the ruins of the Mount Lowe Observatory, the trail will turn back to the northeast and continue on to Inspiration Point.

    From here, you will follow the One Man & Mule Trail to the southeast, where you will eventually arrive at the summit of Muir Peak for some amazing views. After reveling in the scenery, follow the trail as it descends to the southwest into Rubio Canyon before arriving back at the trailhead.

    Getting to the Muir Peak Loop Trail Trailhead

    The starting point for the Muir Peak Loop Trail can be found on Pleasant Ridge Drive in Altadena, CA.

    Route Information

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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