Mount Wilson (Extended Long) – Newcomb’s Ranch

Distance: 73 miles and 8200 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)

We offer and extended long with two options. This one makes a trip up to Newcomb’s Ranch  while the other does a loop down Upper Big Tujunga Canyon. (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 option continues up Angeles Crest all the way to Newcomb’s Ranch where you can take a break, get water and food. Then you simply return back down Angeles Crest back to the start along with the other routes. As you can see by the map below, besides the extra miles, this option adds almost 3000 feet of climbing (actually, that may be a little high). On the map, the red indicates the standard long route and the blue is the extended loop.  Although longer and more difficult than the other extended long, there is food and water available on this extended loop and the scenery is nicer. 

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.