Approximate driving distance from Echo Park (the beginning of the 2 freeway): 50 minutes.
Approximate hiking distance from trailhead: 0.8 Miles (1.6 Miles round trip)/ Approximately 30 minutes. Level = EASY.
Restrooms: Available at the trailhead.
Food and Water: Available at the trailhead until 4pm.
Cost: The event is Free and open to EVERYONE! But, parking is $5. I recommend that everyone carpools! One day adventure passes can be purchased at the trailhead for $5 (per car), or you can get one for the whole year for only $35!
Highlights: Cool sci-fi looking observatories, spectacular mountain views, 75% shade, and very few other people.
Driving Directions: take the 2 Freeway (Angeles Crest Highway) North into the Angeles National Forest. Continue for several miles until you get to the RedBox Trailhead. You will see a small sign at that intersection that says “Mt. Wilson”. Turn right and follow that winding road approximately 5 miles. The last little section of road may seem confusing, but t here’s really only one way to go – to the trailhead. Park at the trailhead and then follow the hiking directions to get to the site of the show.
The entire trail is pretty obvious with no other trails forking from it. But just so you know you’re in the right place, here are some things to look out for…