Mount Wilson (Extended Long)
Distance: 65 or 73 miles and 7600 or 8200 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)
The extended long stays with the regular long all the way to Wilson and they start back down together. But when you get back down to Red Box, this extended long splits off. We offer two options for the extended long (both on the same route sheet). The 65 mile option continues up Angeles Crest to the intersection with Upper Big Tujunga. We take that down to Angeles Forest Hwy which we take back up to where it rejoins Angeles Crest again. From that point, it is down Angeles Crest and back to the start along the same route as the long route. The 73 mile option simply continues up Angeles Crest all the way to Newcomb’s Ranch where you can get a late lunch or snack. Then you simply retrace your route all the way back down Angeles Crest to Foothill and back to the start. As you can see by the maps below, besides the extra miles, each option adds several thousand feet of climbing. Neither option takes you higher than the top of Wilson, but there are several ups and downs.
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Newcomb’s Ranch Option…
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