Mount Wilson (Extended Long) – Big Tujunga

Distance: 65 miles and 7600 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)

We offer an extended long with two options. This option makes a loop down Upper Big Tujunga Canyon, while the other makes a trip up to Newcomb’s Ranch. (NOTE: Both options are on the same route sheet but there are two separate maps with separate downloadable routes for those inputting the routes into their Garmins.)  Both extended longs stay with the regular long all the way to Wilson and they start back down together. But when you get back down to Red Box, both extended longs split off by turning right and continuing up Angeles Crest.  This first extended long goes as far as Upper Big Tujunga Canyon. It takes that down to Angeles Forest Hwy which we take back up to where it rejoins Angeles Crest again at Clear Creek. From that point, it is down Angeles Crest and back to the start along with the other routes. As you can see by the map below, besides the extra miles, this option adds about 1000 feet of climbing. On the map, the red indicates the standard long route and the blue is the extended loop.

Click here to download a PDF of the route.

Download requires Adobe Acrobat version 9 or better (or equivalent program).

CLICK ON “View Full Version” IN THE UPPER LEFT CORNER TO ACCESS DOWNLOADABLE GPS FILES FOR YOUR GARMIN.