FOes Enduro Days

Foes Enduro Days



SCOA Shuttle presents: Foes Enduro Days an incredible series of gravity fed mountain biking bliss in the San Gabriel Mountains near Mt Wilson California. Bring your buds, call your neighbors - get on a plane if you have to. Just make sure you are here to taste mile after mile of single track heaven. If you are unfamiliar with the Mt. Wilson riding area, follow the link for the 411 - Mt Wilson MTB Adventure. Most rides start around 5000' and end about 800'. There is a LOT of downhill mountain biking going on.


Shuttle Seating is limited - RSVP today!

The scoop

Get your MTB stoke on with your friends at Mt Wilson MTB Adventure. The rides are family-friendly and completely free. Bring your kit, and enough juice to power your GPS enabled phone or training device for the day. The event typically runs most of the day. Each stage is run twice. If you flat or mechanical on the first run - don't expect a second. Look after yourself, your kit - it is gonna be an active day.


Stage 1

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Christian Camp to Visitor Center Road

The first ride starts at Christian Camp and ends at the Chilao Visitor Center road - pavement to pavement It is a little over 3 miles. The trail is fast and flowy, around trees, roots and rocks. To keep it interesting Mother Nature punctuated the rails with a few ups - short ones - to encourage riders to keep their momentum up. The last section is very, switch-backy and rocky. Before you know it, your be on the pavement transitioning to the next segment.


Riders transition to Mt Hillyer via 3N14 to Pacifico Mountain Road to Mt Hillyer Trail. Shuttlers hop on the shuttle for a short ride to Mt Hillyer trailhead.


Stage 2

Mt Hillyer


Mt Hillyer to Visitor Center Road

After a short sometimes steep climb / hike a bike arrive at the top of Mt Hillyer some 6,200 feet above sea level. Pace yourself the day is just getting started. Mt Hillyer trail makes its way through large sandstone rock via the most circuitous way possible. We recommend pre-riding the trail from Mt Hillyer to Horseflats. Horseflats to Silver Moccasin to the Chilao Visitor Center road shares the last 1/2 of stage one is straight forward.


Transitioning from Chilao to Charlton Flats picnic area P18 is straight forward. Stay on the Silver Moccasin Trail until reaching it's highest spot in Charlton Flats. It is a little over 4 miles to the Silver Moccasin @ Charlton Flats trail head. Shuttlers hop on the shuttle for a short ride to Charlton Flats.


Stage 3

Silver Moc at Charlton Flats


Charlton Flats to Silver Moccasin

Riders plummet down over two miles of steep and sinuous single-track. Elevation loss is about 1200' in just under two miles. The first section is steep and bermy. As you make your way down the trail opens up and becomes loose - hang on and be mindful of the water breaks. Mother Nature works this trail in a rain storm. Have fun but be mindful of the hard work which goes into the trail. After the stream crossing proceed about 400' to the tree root crossing the trail. At the root, pick up the trail to the right crossing the stream again. Follow that trail to the highway. If you start climbing you have gone too far. Turn back find the tree root and cross the stream.


Transitioning to Red Box is a long one on Angeles Crest Highway. Use common sense when on the highway. Keep in mind there are a LOT of motorcycles and exotic cars on the highway doing their thing. We recommend peddling back to your car at Chilao and driving this transition to Red Box. Shuttlers hop on the shuttle for the ride to Red box.


Stage 4

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Red Box to Switzers

The world famous Gabrielino from Red Box to JPL is in all the mountain bike guide magazines and books as one of Mt Wilson's Classics. Due to the Station Fire of 2009, most of the Gabrielino is closed. Not all of the trail burned, however. We will ride one of it's sweetest sections from Red Box to Switzers. The top part of the trail is fast, flowy and in the shade of old-growth forest. It quickly opens into exposed trail full of baby head rocks and finishes up with tight single-track switchbacks and rolling trail into Switzers picnic area.


The transition takes riders up and out of Switzers to Angeles Crest Highway past Red Box and on the Mt Wilson Road to Eaton Saddle.



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Beer and Pizza at the Altadena Ale House

After the ride, everyone is invited to the Altadena Ale House on Fiar Oaks to share, photos, videos and stories while enjoyig a frosty cold adult beverage for riders 21 and over. Altadena Ale and Wine House Remember to bring your phone, GPS and GoPros to share your experiences with your fellow riders!


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Logistics

This is event is free and open to all who desire to participate in the challenge. As such you will be required to manage logistics of getting from place to place. Chilao, the starting point of the ride is over 45 miles up Angeles Crest Highway. Expect to purchase and display an Adventure Pass throughout the day. The National Forestry Service has been very supportive of mountain bikers, lets return the favor by doing our part with the Adventure Pass. Passes can be purchased at your favorite outdoor outlet or at select locations on the mountain. If you do not display a valid pass, you will receive a $5.00 ticket from the ranger. Please - plan ahead.



Shuttle Seating is limited - RSVP today!

There are few resources on the mountain to support mountain biking. Plan on bringing in EVERYTHING you might need on the trail. Some of the things you might need on the mountain include but are not limited to: clothing consistent with the weather that seems to change every half hour. You will need kit for your bike and of course food and water. Keep in mind there is no cell coverage and aside from flagging down a passing motorist on the highway, there are no bail-out options. Make sure you have a map and pre-ride as much of the ride as you can. That slick app you purchased for your phone is useless if your phone runs out of power.


SCOA Shuttle

The Shuttle

If you do not want the hassle of pedaling from location to location Mt Wilson MTB Adventure / SCOA Shuttle will be running all day. The fee is $40/rider. Riders will be driven from the JPL Parking lot to Christian Camp and from all the ride end points to the start points. After the Eaton Saddle drop-off, riders will be on their own to get back to their cars at the JPL Parking lot.

Shuttle Seating is limited - RSVP today!

Note:

  1. + This event will roll rain or shine.
  2. + Space on the shuttle is limited. If you want a ride, secure your spot early on SCOAOutdoors.net.
  3. + All riders are requested to RSVP and sign the waiver online. This will help us keep track of which riders are where.
  4. + Please bring your family and non-riding friends. They can help you with logistics and have fun hiking in the Angeles National Forest.