not familiar with the east end of the san gabriels but interested in doing a loop trip in the lytle creek area if possible. would ideally like to ascend lytle creek and eventually meander up to wrightwood. can take the 138 back to the 15 fwy corridor if necessary.
yes...prepared for much climbing. it appears that lytle creek eventually joins lone pine after a switchbacking ascent but i'm assuming that most of that 'bridging area' between both roads (south to north) once out of the respective canyons is unpaved.
wondering about the conditions of lytle creek rd, swarthout canyon & lone pine and if all 3 are paved decently enough for road biking.
if there are dirt sections, how long? how rideable? maps don't always tell the whole story and i'd rather get info from those that have ridden/driven through there.
also...not able to clearly tell if there is a bike path or surface road that parallels the 15 fwy from glen helen area all the way to the 138
without a significant detour. cajon blvd looks like it goes through most of the way and common sense tells me there should be some passage but not definitively seeing it.
thanks to anyone with experience in this area that takes the time to respond with info.