Altadena is a popular hiking area due to its mountainous terrain and wonderful views over Hollywood and Downtown LA. If you love hiking, walking, or running then a visit to the Sam Merrill trail offers an energetic day out where you can be at one with nature.
Hiking on the Sam Merrill Trail
Situated in the Las Flores Canyon on the San Gabriel Mountain Range, the Sam Merrill Trail lies north of Altadena. Echo mountain is your prize when you reach the top of the trail, an area that is proud to be a part of the Pasadena forest conservation project. You can join the Echo Mountain trail at Lake Avenue which is suitable for all abilities. For an historic trail you can hike along the Mount Lowe Railway Trail which is one of the most scenic railroad trails in the US.
The legend of Sam Merrill lives on as people take to his trail to celebrate all there is about LA, nature, and hiking that was his inspiration to create the trail back in 1938. Altadena residents and stories alike love to be at one with nature here and you can be a part of that.
Food and Drink in LA
Whether it be the latest trend in street food, traditional food trucks, Michelin restaurants, the best craft coffee shops, or cool cold press juice bars, LA is blessed with great food and drink outfits. You can enjoy the best coffee in LA at The Coffee Gallery, either before or after a hike at the Sam Merrill trail or when you wind down on your LA trip with a visit to The Coffee Gallery Backstage music venue. If smoothies are your thing you can enjoy the best healthy smoothies in LA from Naturewell Juice Bar as well as açai bowls and cold press juice.
The Coffee Gallery is a great place to hang out any time of the day and we can give you hints and tips on how you can keep yourself busy during your trip to Altadena.