Distance: 73 miles and 7000 feet of elevation gain (barometric)
The traditional and extended options are the same for the first 56 miles. We start the day right off with the climb up Little Tujunga. This is a long climb with two peaks (the two peaks at 8 and 12 miles on the profile). Then it is down Sand Canyon to Soledad Canyon. We follow Soledad for 15 miles to lunch in Acton. This stretch is a long gentle climb. After lunch, we hit the big climb of the day. We head up Aliso Canyon (7 miles, but only the last mile or two are really tough) and then continue climbing on Angeles Forest Hwy up to Mill Creek Summit (the high point on the profile). Then it is a long downhill before a brief climb back up to where Big Tujunga Canyon turns off. Here the two options split. This Traditional Route takes Big Tujunga Canyon down to Foothill Blvd and it’s just a short hop back to the start.
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