Join the Race!


As one of the oldest trail races in California, the Mt. Wilson Trail Race takes you 8.6 miles from Kersting Court in Sierra Madre to Orchard Camp and back. The elevation gain is over 2160 feet on a winding course that changes regularly due to fire, earthquakes, and erosion. The original path, first used by the Gabrielino Indians, was dug out by Benjamin "Don Benito" Wilson in 1864. Are you ready to join the adventure? Register Here!

Race Results

Click the link to see the race results:

Race Pictures!

Thank you to Chris Goddard for providing pictures from the 2022 race. We have identified runners by bib number when possible. Those pictures where we could not identify the runner start with “unidentified.” There may not be pictures of every runner. The file name includes _U_ for running up the hill and _D_ for downhill. Where multiple runners are in an image the bib number is identified by the runner in front, but we tried to make sure every runner who was in the picture and where there was a bib number they has a picture under that number.

Once in Google Drive use the search window at the top and enter your bib number. That should narrow down the almost 3000 images to something manageable. If you reverse sort by name (the arrow next to “Name”) then you can see the pictures where the runner was not identified.

Higher resolution images may be available by contacting Chris at [email protected] There may be a fee for these higher resolution pictures. Please report any misidentified images to Chris.

Fletcher Trail Maintenance Fund

Fletcher Trail Maintenance Fund
Help Preserve Sierra Madre’s Trails

The Fletcher Trail Maintenance Fund  pays for the equipment, materials, and supplies, used by the all volunteer Trail Maintenance Crew to repair and maintain Mt. Wilson Trail and Bailey Canyon Trail.   The goal of the volunteer Trail Maintenance Crew is to keep the trails safe for public use.  All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive a donation acknowledgment letter.  Neither the City of Sierra Madre nor the US Forest Services provides any labor or supplies.  Mother Nature never takes a break and continually wreaks havoc on the trails. Rain, rockslides, downed trees, wind, wildlife, and continued use by the public all contribute to trail erosion and cause constant severe damage to our trails.  Please support keeping the trails safe.

Click here for more information on how you can support these efforts