Endorsed by Curators:
Hello fellow hikers, let's try Echo Mountain for this Saturday, we haven't done this hike in a while and I hear it calling my name - Antonio, Antonio, Antonio...
In 1893 it was the world's first mountain-incline railway powered by electricity with a spectacular hotel at the top. It was probably the foremost tourist attraction in SoCal at the time.
This amazing hike ends at the ruins of the old hotel and railway. This is an intermediate-to-advanced hike. We'll walk along the edge of the mountain all the way up with very few shady spots. The views are spectacular and the trail well maintained. Well worth the climb to the top to see the old hotel ruins and amazing views! If we get a very clear day we might be able to see Hawaii in one end and the Jersey Shores on the other.
Once we reach the top, we are going to look around at all the historical photos & artifacts. You may also want to bring some snacks to share with fellow hikers. We will go back the same way we came up.
Distance to the ruins: 2.5 miles
(5 miles round trip)
Elevation Gain: 1400 ft.
Dogs welcome on a leash.
Bring plenty of water and a hat.
You should allow around three to three and a half hours to get to the hotel ruins and back again.
Let's meet a few minutes earlier so we can do our stretching and get on with our hike right at 8:00am.
We recommend car-pooling for those not living close to the park. There is the Park & Ride (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Harvey+Park+%26+Ridefirstname.lastname@example.org,-118.2302874,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x33afd9cc92cc04ae!8m2!3d34.1474736!4d-118.2302874) at the corner of Wilson and Harvey in Glendale where we can meet if anyone wants to car-pool. We should meet there by 7:15 so please let me know if this is an option you want to take. This is a very popular hike and even that early parking is difficult, so allow yourself some time to find parking.
Any rain Friday night or Saturday morning will cancel this hike.
See you all there,
Take the 210 East or West to Lake Avenue, and turn North.
Go all the way up to the end of Lake and then find street parking on Lake or E. Loma Alta.
We'll meet at the entrance of the park, by the big gate, but please be aware that this is a residential area, so let's keep our voices down until we hit the trail.
The Organizer, Assistant Organizers and event hosts in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/ or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers and event hosts of this Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.How to find us:We'll be just inside the stone gates