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Mt Wilson MTB Adventure

Altadena, CA, USA
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About Mt Wilson MTB Adventure
Mt Wilson MTB Adventures provides amazing mountain bike tours and adventures in the Mt Wilson regional area. Tours are available in full day and half day increments and suitable for all riding abilities.
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Xenon71 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kappel am Albis, Switzerland3 contributions
Professionally organized shuttle operator. Met cool bunch of MTB enthusiasts on shuttle we could tag along to explore the world class trails on Mt. Wilson. I'll definitely do this again.
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Karl Kuhn wrote a review Nov 2019
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Mt. Wilson MTB Adventure is awesome. There is no point to organizing your own shuttle when they can do the work for you. We have used them a couple times now. We first did the Mt. Wilson Enduro Day with Tim, our shuttle driver. We packed in some awesome riding on Silver Moccasin up at Chilao Flat most of the day before riding Mt. Wilson to Chantry Flat. Tim kept feeding us more, and we just ate it up. It was an epic day thanks to Tim and Mt. Wilson MTB Adventure. For our second trip, we did a single run down the Garbrielino Trail. It was awesome to just show up and ride without worrying about logistics. If you are going to shuttle Mt. Wilson, go with Mt. Wilson MTB Adventure to do it right. We bought a 12 run shuttle package and can't wait for our next run.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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BaconCeviche wrote a review Nov 2019
East Los Angeles, California3 contributions
I took the single run shuttle yesterday and instead of taking one of my usual frontside routes (1h15m to JPL) I jumped out at Redbox and rode the Gabrielino Trail down through Switzer and onto JPL parking lot to my car (2.5-3hours). This route is easygoing from Redbox to Switzer with one tricky rock garden near Switzer, Switzer itself is fun but plenty of tree root, creek crossing and rock gardens to negotiate. The next stage is enjoyable but there is recent treefall that you may have to clear off the trail and a few washout sections to approach with caution. The section in the Arroyo Seco valley is very river sandy and pretty easy to lose the trail completely. The final section has creek crossings and some fun jumps. Look out for hikers and horses on the lower Gabrielino Trail. Took me, a rookie, about 2hrs 45mins (including 20 minutes losing/finding the lower Gab trail). Great fun, *MTB Project app recommended to aid navigation.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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MtnBykGirl wrote a review Jun 2019
Newbury Park, California15 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my first time shuttling to the top of Mt. Wilson. I will definitely be doing this again! The shuttle was on time and the driver was pleasant. No complaints. The Darkside was the bomb!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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J Brooks wrote a review Jan 2019
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I'm a mature rider, 56 (yikes) and of strong intermediate to low advanced abilities. The Downieville DH is my fav' shuttle ride and 35+ mile days there is the norm'. . This was my first time riding Mt Wilson, using Chris and his shuttle. Quick e-mail response? Check. Quickly e-mailed me about a shuttle change and had me re-booked? Check. Shuttle on time? Check. Fast load/unload? Check. Gets you to your destination quickly? Check. Trail routes and conditions? Check. Courteous? Check. Enthusiasm? Check. What more could you want? Check. The negative reviews are by people who do NOT research before going, then complain when it's not designed for them. Trail conditions are not the responsibility of the shuttle Co. Idiots. I researched the company. They were courteous and responded promptly to inquiries and since I had never ridden there before he recommended the Enduro day, which I booked. Unfortunately not enough riders where going, and I fully understand the logistic costs for one rider, duh. Chris put me on the single run shuttle. I had a blast and went again the following day, single run "Front side". If your into astronomy or just great views, have the shuttle take you all the way up top to enjoy the views and checkout the telescopes and museum, then ride back down the hill to start "Front side". TRAILS: Since I actually researched the ride (you should too) by viewing numerous youtube videos, I knew exactly what I was getting. The trails were just as I had suspected, loose rocky topside and sandy flowy bottom side. Technical? There are no jumps, gaps, huge drops are park type features (maybe secretly), this is a state park not Mammoth people, duh. The trails themselves? Maybe less than a 1/4 overall would be (what I call) technical, with mini rock gardens, step drops (fun), several switchbacks, but all but maybe one or two are easily rideable, no dabs. There are only a few places where you can really open it up and boogey. The site lines along the trail are short, the brush can make it narrow with bar grabs here and there up top. Again, everything I had expected. The mid bottom trails are fast and flowy. Climbs? there were a couple, what I call transitional XC (non technical) gentle climbs. Very easy, the longest being less than a 1/2 mile (?). The exposure is real, but actually less than what I had built it up to in my mind. I walked one or two stupid short rocky sections that came up fast around a blind corner and I didn't have time (knowledge) to momentum over them. I could easily now. I never felt in any real peril of "Going over the edge", though if you day dream, your in trouble. Stay focused and stop to look around. So do your research, go have fun or listen to the lame negative reviews and go elsewhere. Peace.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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