A Bit of Local History
Echo Mountain has everything to offer! There's the switchback trail, which will give you a great workout on your way up the mountain (start early to avoid the blistering afternoon sun)! Then there are the views--on a clear day you can look out over Pasadena, Los Angeles, Santa Monica...all the way to the glistening Pacific waters! Next, there's the history; take time to explore the ruins of the old resort and railway...small plaques post intriguing details and old photographs of what life was like for visitors on Echo Mountain (before being destroyed by fires and mudslides). Take lots of water, a picnic, and give a good holler through the "Echo Phone" while you're there!