Idlehour - condition?

Discussion in 'Trail Conditions' started by Andy, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz: Nomad + Highball
    Never ridden Idlehour and thinking of adding it to a ride...

    Is there a "best" route? Mt Wilson to Mt Lowe? Or better from Mt Lowe to Mt Wilson?

    I remember seeing some pics on STR a few years ago of section(s) being washed out/away -

    2011-Idlehour-Trail-L.jpg


    I'm assuming its no longer like that, and rideable (or at least HAB-able...)

    TIA
     
  2. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    It’s better from Lowe to Wilson. Either way the ride profile is like a V but it rides better headed to Wilson
     
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  3. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    When are you thinking of hitting it Andy?
     
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  4. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The OC, Calif
    Name:
    Andy
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz: Nomad + Highball
    Maybe Tuesday... Or Wednesday...

    Just what I needed to know... thanks!
     
  5. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    Man, I have soo much vacation time but soo little time to use it! Have a good ride though man!
     
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  6. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Always some tough spots on Idlehour. I agree with @Luis that it is better from the Lowe side. Then there is a tough climb up to the Wilson Rd and more climbing to other trails. Last time we turned around at the bottom and rode back up towards Inspiration.
     
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