Horse Flats Campground Los Angeles Camp San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest California tent camping
Horse Flats Campground is a 25-site camping spot operated by the Angeles National Forest in San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, located in the high elevation of the San Gabriel Mountains. At 5,650 feet above sea level, or a mile higher than Los Angeles, the campground feels far from home, even through it is only about 30 miles from the city at the base of the mountains. As the name... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 3, 2018
Mount Baldy hike trail Angeles National Forest California summit highest peak in the San Gabriel mountains Mt Baldy hike mt. baldy Mt Baldy CA
Mount Baldy, Old Baldy, or more formally, Mount San Antonio — whatever you call this mountain, the trek to the summit is considered a right of passage for SoCal hikers. Baldy towers over the San Gabriel Mountains and is the highest point in the range. The far-reaching panoramic views found at the exposed 10,064-foot summit attract plenty of hikers. Two major routes go to the top: ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 7, 2018
Devils Backbone Trail Mount Baldy San Antonio Mount Baldy Los Angeles San Gabriel Mountains
Devil's Backbone Trail offers spectacular views from an impressive ridge-top trail. The spine-tingling hike along a tantalizing spine starts from Baldy Notch and ends at Mount Baldy, the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountain. Devil's Backbone Trail is 3.3-miles long with 2,350 feet of elevation gain, and can be reached several ways: From the summit of Mount Baldy after hiking 4.5... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 7, 2018
Mount Baldy Sierra Club Ski Hut Trail Mount Baldy hike San Gabriel Mountains
Baldy Bowl - Ski Hut Trail climbs 3,900 feet over 4.5 miles to the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains. The trails ascends the southwest side of the mountain and is the shortest route to the top that does not involve the use of a ski lift. Expect an aggressive climb for most of the hike rewarded by views over San Antonio Canyon. Halfway up the mountain, the trail passes a Sierra Club... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 28, 2017
Crystal Lake Trail Los Angeles San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest Azusa California hike San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Diminished by drought and tarnished by wildfire, Crystal Lake is not the glistening destination it once was. Crystal Lake is the only naturally occurring lake in the San Gabriel Mountains, cradled by granite summits north of the San Gabriel River Valley above the city of Azusa at 5,500 feet. It is a 1 1/3-mile round trip paved hike to Crystal Lake with 150 feet of elevation gain. The 2002... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 8, 2019
Smith Mountain Upper Bear Creek Trail Los Angeles San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest California summit hike San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
If someone wrote a book about hiking Smith Mountain, it would be called A Tale of Two Trails. It was the most gradual of times, it was the steepest of climbs... This classic hike in the San Gabriel Mountains begins with three miles of single track that easily gain a thousand feet to Smith Saddle. What follows is an 800-foot scramble to the summit in less than half a mile. The two segments... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 20, 2017
Coldbrook Campground Los Angeles camp San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest California tent camping San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Coldbrook Campground is a small 20-site campground on Coldbrook Creek, which feeds into the North Fork of San Gabriel River. From Azusa, it is an 18-mile, roughly half hour drive up Route 39 to the campground in Angeles National Forest in San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. At Coldbrook Campground, all sites are first-come first-serve for $12 per night (price as of 2018). Sites... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 3, 2018
Bridge to Nowhere hike Los Angeles San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest California trail
For outdoor-loving Angelinos, Bridge to Nowhere is the affectionate name of a local treasure, an abandoned bridge on a washed-away road in the San Gabriel Mountains that spans across the East Fork of the San Gabriel River. You'll find excessive fun on this 10-mile round trip hike with 900 feet of elevation change. The trail uses several river fords to reach the Bridge to Nowhere, adding... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 9, 2018
Buckhorn Campground Angeles National Forest camp San Gabriel Mountains tent camping San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Need to get out of LA? Fresh air can be found camping within a hardy forest of pines and incense cedars at Buckhorn Campground. A small nearby creek provides a popular swimming hole for summer visitors, and away from the light pollution of LA, there are opportunities to eye shooting stars in the night sky. Day-hikers can venture off on nearby trails including Mount Waterman and Cooper Canyon... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 3, 2018
Mount Waterman hike Angeles National Forest San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Trail
The round summit of Mount Waterman offers boulders to climb and views to enjoy. Mount Waterman Trail provides a pleasant route to the top, passing through a sylvan mixed forest of incense cedars and Jeffrey pines as it ascends 1,265 feet over 2.75 miles. Descend the same way for a 5.5-mile out and back hike or return by a dirt road for a 5.65-mile (or longer) loop. Twin Peaks Trail extends... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 6, 2017

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