Altadena Crest Trail

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Trail Distance: 5.5 miles
Time Estimate: 2 hr 20 min
Elevation Gain: 755 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description

It's great fun heading into the hills with your best fur buddy for a hike. A pawsome place to do it just outside of Altadena in California is on the Altadena Crest Trail. You'll find a parking lot at the trailhead which is just a few hundred yards along Pinecrest Drive. The restrooms and water fountains are located there too. This is not an overly long hike, but it can be a warm one, so make sure you're carrying enough water for you and your fur baby. 

The Altadena Crest Trail is a dry, dusty track in places, paved in others, and winds its way along the ridge top of a hill. You and your pup will encounter quite a few steep inclines to tackle before you reach the end of the trail. This is great dog walking country and your pup will certainly be up for the challenge. Parts of the trail are lined with trees so you can both take time out in the shade if you need to. You may encounter mountain bikers and horseback riders along the way. Horses always have priority over hikers, but trail etiquette states cyclists should give way to you and your pup. Though on most parts of the trail, there's enough room for everyone to pass without it being a bother.

This is a very scenic trail, and as you go roaming the Altadena Crest with your pup, you'll be able to see as far as the ocean and have a furrific view of the city of Los Angeles, as well as the treetops of the Angeles National Forest. Taking a picnic or some snacks to share with your fur baby along the way is a paw-some idea. They'll love eating out in the open air, and it means you'll get to spend more time together. The only other thing you'll need is clean up bags as none are supplied on this trail. Have a pup-tastic day out!

Trail Features
Steep Inclines, Diverse Landscape
Abundant Wildlife, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Watch out for rattlesnakes sunbathing on the trail. If you spot one, give it a wide berth. Check yourself and your pup for ticks after the hike. Look out for poison ivy too.
Address
Pinecrest Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
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Address
Pinecrest Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset