Distance: 51 miles and 6100 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)
The Route is simple and has only a few turns. We start out heading north on the San Gabriel River Bike trail, which we take to its end. We then jog over to San Gabriel Canyon Rd (Hwy 39) which we take all the way up to the turn-off for Crystal Lake. A couple of miles further takes us to the Crystal Lake Café where we can take a well deserved break and get ready for the big downhill. The return is simply the reverse of the trip up. The first few miles roll a bit as you pass the two reservoirs, but once you get to West Fork, the road is almost constantly up the rest of the way. Take your time and enjoy the views.
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