A scenic mountain hike with historical significance to L.A.'s past that offers beautiful vistas of Los Angeles County as well as the surrounding Angeles National Forest.
Organic Single Origin Colombian Coffee
Light, golden brown, and vibrant just like the stunning bruin it’s named after. The Grizzly Bear is our bright, single origin light roast from Colombia which offers a soothing aroma with a hint of citrus sweetness.
Tasting notes include tangerine, red currant, milk chocolate, green apple, and clover honey.
About this Coffee
- Consider taking the 134 East to the CA 2 North in order to avoid any and all congestion that occurs downtown. Once you're on the CA 2 North, you'll merge onto 210 East / CA 2 and take the first exit directing towards the Angeles Crest Highway. After passing the Angeles Forest entrance, you'll continue up towards Mount Wilson and take a right on Mount Wilson Red Box Road. There's a small informational hut along with some restrooms, if needed. Keep driving down the road until you see the turnout called Eaton Saddle with space on both sides of the road for you to park. Be aware there are a few turnouts that are unmarked prior to Eaton Saddle; however, Eaton Saddle is the one that has an information board located on the west side of the street in case you're having a difficult time locating the turnoff.
- NOTE: You need a Southern California "Adventure Pass" to park. If you do not have one, you'll need to continue driving down Mount Wilson Red Box Road until you reach the Mount Wilson Observatory. You can purchase a pass for $5 at the Cosmic Cafe near the observatory. If you're planning to hike in the Angeles Forest quite a bit, consider purchasing the annual pass for $30. Either works depending on the amount of activity you plan to do within the year. However, be sure to check the Angeles Designated Recreation Sites list in case the parking requirements change at a later date.
- Begin your hike at the Eaton Saddle turnoff and enter on the west side of the street through the road gate onto Mount Lowe Road. Immediately after the gate, there is an amazing view west overlooking Pasadena. If you're hiking on a clear day you'll have a nice shot of the ocean.
- Continue onward through the Mueller Tunnel and up to the intersection (Markham Saddle) of the trails for Inspiration Point / Mount Lowe Trail Camp (a.k.a. Lowe's Alpine Tavern), San Gabriel Peak and Mount Lowe. You'll want to take a slight left going up the Mount Lowe East Trail labeled by a metal sign as "Mount Lowe Summit".
- The trail will run parallel to Mt. Lowe Road (the path to Inspiration Point / Mount Lowe Trail Camp), but increasing in elevation.
- As you make your way to the top, another split will occur with a sign directing to Mount Lowe and Mount Wilson.
- Keep following the ascending path leading to Mount Lowe and there will be another split that will direct you toward Mount Lowe West trail. Follow the trail to the left and this will take you to the summit.
- When you reach the top, there will be sight tubes directing to the major peaks in Southern California and it's also a great place to enjoy a packed meal while taking in the surrounding views.
- Elevation at the summit: 5,604 feet