Lowelifes Respectable Citizens’ Club has embarked on an ambitious project to restore the Condor Peak Trail in the Angeles National Forest.
Since the 2009 Station Fire, the 10 miles of singletrack trail has been in disrepair. This backcountry trail is greatly missed by the diverse Southern California trail community of hikers, mountain bikers, & trail runners. Lowelifes has partnered with USFS to restore this gem of a trail in the San Gabriel Mountains, north of LA and Pasadena.
Trail work hours as of December 2021: 2007
Project Background + History
We estimate our Condor Peak Trail Restoration will span 18-24 months and require at least $25,000 in hard costs. As of December 2021, we have completed 2007 hours of work, and the project’s mileage Is 68% complete. Thank you to our volunteers and supporters for getting us this far!
The backcountry terrain of Condor requires trail workers to haul in tools and supplies with human power.
Our local advocacy partner CORBA has a recent article on legislation to protect this area, including Condor Peak. CORBA has fought for many years to maintain mountain bike access to Condor Peak Trail as surrounding areas were designated as wilderness.
And here is a 2003 Pinkbike article on mountain biker activism to maintain access to Condor Peak Trail back in the day.