Gear Up for Breathtaking Views: The Mount Wilson Trail Race Returns to Sierra Madre!

Kevin Kwan May 13, 2024
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Calling all outdoor enthusiasts and those who crave a challenge! The annual Mount Wilson Trail Race (MWTR) thunders back into Sierra Madre on Saturday, May 25th, promising an exhilarating day on one of our town's most iconic trails.

Whether you're a seasoned runner with podium dreams or a weekend hiker seeking a new adventure, the MWTR offers something for everyone. This 14.5-mile out-and-back course winds through stunning mountain scenery, with panoramic vistas that will leave you breathless. As you conquer switchbacks and navigate through fragrant chaparral, keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that calls these mountains home – you might spot a majestic hawk soaring overhead or a curious coyote darting across the trail.

Why You Should Lace Up for the MWTR:

  1. Challenge Yourself: This demanding course boasts over 5,600 feet of elevation gain. Be prepared to test your limits and experience the immense satisfaction of reaching the summit.

  2. Experience Sierra Madre's Beauty: Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the Sierra Madre mountains. Breathe in the crisp mountain air and soak in the panoramic views that stretch all the way to the Pacific Ocean on a clear day. The diverse flora will keep you company along the way, with vibrant wildflowers blooming in the spring and golden hues taking over in the fall.

  3. Community Spirit: Run alongside fellow hikers and runners from all walks of life, soaking in the supportive race atmosphere. You'll find camaraderie and encouragement at every turn, from cheering crowds at the start line to high fives from fellow runners on the trail.


The MWTR is a popular event, so don't wait! Registration typically opens in early March There's also a fun Kids' Fun Run for younger participants, letting the whole family get involved in the excitement.

Places to Celebrate After the Race:

Emmi's Sierra Madre:

This hometown restaurant offers a welcoming atmosphere and delicious American cuisine, perfect for a casual post-race meal

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The Buccaneer Lounge:

If you're looking for a lively atmosphere to celebrate your victory, head to The Buccaneer Lounge. This popular spot boasts a wide selection of beers on tap, creative cocktails, and bar bites

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Lucky Baldwin's Pub:

Refuel with classic pub fare and a refreshing drink at Lucky Baldwin's Pub. This British-style watering hole is a local favorite

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Nano Cafe:

Enjoy a celebratory happy hour at Nano Cafe! This comfortable bar and grill offers delicious appetizers, along with a great selection of beers, wines, and spirits

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Living the Dream in Sierra Madre:

For those who love an active lifestyle and crave easy access to nature, Sierra Madre offers the perfect place to call home. This charming community boasts a network of well-maintained hiking and biking trails, including the legendary Mount Wilson Trail, that cater to all skill levels. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a casual stroller, there's a path waiting to be explored right at your doorstep.

Beyond the trails, Sierra Madre offers a vibrant downtown scene with quaint shops, delicious restaurants, and a strong sense of community. Imagine grabbing a post-race brunch with fellow runners at a local cafe, or strolling through the weekly farmers market to find fresh, locally-sourced produce.

Thinking of Buying or Selling a Home in Sierra Madre?

As a local real estate expert, I understand the unique appeal of living in Sierra Madre. I can help you navigate the market and find the perfect property for your needs, whether you're searching for a cozy cabin nestled in the foothills or a spacious home with mountain views.

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Contact me today to learn more about the benefits of living in this beautiful town and explore the possibilities of owning a piece of the Sierra Madre dream.

P.S. Don't forget to check out the official MWTR website for registration details, training tips, and course maps. See you on the trail!

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