San Gabriel Mountains: A View from the Top

Here’s a chance to sample some spectacular scenery as you climb into the mountains east of the Los Angeles Basin.

See the view from Santa Clarita to 4,906-foot Millcreek Summit atop Mount Gleason on a not-too-taxing workout on a mountain bike. The riding is easy—mostly fire roads and the paved Mount Gleason Road—and you’ll be hard-pressed to find better views of the western Mojave Desert and Canyon Country far below. The folks at Bicycle John’s , in Acton, will rent you a mountain bike and direct you to Millcreek Summit.