Mount WIlson Toll Road

Best Easy Hike, August 2004

The three-mile leg of the old Mount Wilson Toll Road from Altadena to the tranquil Henninger Flats campgrounds involves a healthy climb (with a vertical gain of 1,500 feet), but the trail is wide and smooth. Start early, bring some water (you can refill at any of the three campgrounds), and enjoy the sweeping views of the San Gabriel Valley. Mt. Wilson Toll Rd. Driving north on Allen Ave. in Pasadena, turn right on Pinecrest Dr. and continue for about 2 blocks. Toll Rd. is on your left.