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California Trails

Unlock the Gates to the Wilson Toll Road

A gate lets in, keeps out, and sometimes traps hikers who want to hike on the outskirts of Pasadena.

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“Free the mountains from their gates!” So writes Larry Wilson in a column in the Pasadena Star-News. The mountains? Some of them lie within Pasadena city limits. The gates? Some residents have keys, some don’t. In Wilson’s opinion, it’s time to let everyone in—and out.