Mikie Beatty
Mikie B

MT. WILSON OBSERVATORY TO HISTORIC MT. LOWE (GHOST ATTRACTION HIKE)

Hiking · Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • 4 hours
  • 2 - 10 people
  • Moderate
$30Per Person
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A short and scenic drive up the deserty Angeles Crest Hwy leads to the top of Mount Wilson. Adventurers will then abandon their cars and traverse a 5,700 ft mountain, crossing into a lost train tunnel, through a spooky forest of burnt trees and fresh flowers, swiveling up along a hundred+ year-old trail carved for ghost attractions like a long-lost railway system (Mount Lowe Railway), finally landing on the summit at a set of rusted, unused hitching rails originally installed at the top for horseriders. From there, ye Ghost Hunters can enjoy an expansive view of the greater Los Angeles coastal plain, as well as the remnants of Pasadena and Mt. Wilson Railroad Company, which functioned from 1893 to 1938. After descending, Adventure folk will cool down by exploring the still-functioning Mt. Wilson Observatory, one of the most prominent Observatories in history.
Weekdays and Weekends, 10am-4pm (hours of the Observatory).
I have spent the past fifteen years creating adventures for myself and friends, seven of those years professionally as a white-water rafting guide in northern California (South Fork, American River), four of them as television host for Disney Channel (lots of fun, kid-like adventures) and recently in exploring the likes of ghost towns throughout California and Arizona. The way I adventure is the way I make a sandwich: colorful, tasty, and always packed with the best stuff. (Cheesy, I know. But so are my sandwiches)
  • Unforgettable views of the Los Angeles Basin, the San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Mountains.
  • Rusted, untouched mountaintop relics of a time before cars.
  • A very cool and walkable mountain tunnel.
  • The raddest Observatory in the land. (Stand where Einstein stood and take a pic!)
  • Also: lots of fun, love and spooky adventure.
  • Water. You must bring your own! There should be a refill station at the Observatory, but you don't want to risk it!
  • Snacks. Always supply your packs and pockets with energy boosters, or you'll become a mountain ghost yourself.
  • Sunscreen. This can be a sunny, sunny walk. Unless you want to look like Tom Hanks in Cast Away, grab some SPF 50 and slather it on.
  • Long-sleeved shirt and hat. If sunscreen isn't your bag, grab your trusty long-sleeved plaid and weathered cap for sun protection.
  • Transportation. It's a short drive, and I encourage you to enjoy the scenery without a guide. Take your time getting there, these baby mountains are stark, scrub-ridden gems and heavenly to behold.
Bring a song to sing, I just might bring my ukulele. ;)
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center Forest Rte 2N24 Azusa, CA 91702
  • Day 1
    We'll meet at the Cultural Center, base of Mt Wilson Red Box Road and drive up to the location together. After parking our cars at the Mt Lowe road junction, we pack our sachels and venture onward and upward! (For the rest, see the Summary)
  • Mt. Wilson Observatory to historic Mt. Lowe (Ghost Attraction Hike)
  • Mt. Wilson Observatory to historic Mt. Lowe (Ghost Attraction Hike)
  • Mt. Wilson Observatory to historic Mt. Lowe (Ghost Attraction Hike)
  • Mt. Wilson Observatory to historic Mt. Lowe (Ghost Attraction Hike)
  • Mt. Wilson Observatory to historic Mt. Lowe (Ghost Attraction Hike)
  • Mt. Wilson Observatory to historic Mt. Lowe (Ghost Attraction Hike)
  • Mt. Wilson Observatory to historic Mt. Lowe (Ghost Attraction Hike)
  • Mt. Wilson Observatory to historic Mt. Lowe (Ghost Attraction Hike)
  • Mt. Wilson Observatory to historic Mt. Lowe (Ghost Attraction Hike)
  • Mt. Wilson Observatory to historic Mt. Lowe (Ghost Attraction Hike)

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$30
Per Person
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