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Echo Mountain Hiking Guide: The 8th Wonder Of The World

Echo Mountain Hiking Guide: The 8th Wonder Of The World

Total Miles: 6 (includes 0.2 mile to falls viewpoint & observatory ruins) Time: 3 Hrs Difficulty: Moderate – Hard Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 1566 ft Max Elevation: 3324 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Street Parking Dogs: Allowed On A...

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Hiking Potato Mountain: Home Of The Crazy Potatoes

Hiking Potato Mountain: Home Of The Crazy Potatoes

Total Miles: 4.42 Time: 2 Hrs Difficulty: Easy - Moderate Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 1251 ft Max Elevation: 3425 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Turn Out, Fits 10+ Cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: High...

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First Water Via Mount Wilson: Waterfalls Galore

First Water Via Mount Wilson: Waterfalls Galore

Total Miles: 3.25 Time: 1.5 hrs Difficulty: Easy - Moderate Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 1149 ft Max Elevation: 2034 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back (Small Loop Included) Parking Lot: Street Parking Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail...

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Big Dalton Canyon Trail: Gem Of The Glendora Mts

Big Dalton Canyon Trail: Gem Of The Glendora Mts

Total Miles: 2 Time: 45 min Difficulty: Easy Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 286 ft Max Elevation: 1431 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 20 cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Available On The Trail Trail Popularity: Moderate Pics Taken...

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Mystic Canyon Trail: Stunning Views In The Glendora Mts

Mystic Canyon Trail: Stunning Views In The Glendora Mts

Miles: 1.92 Time: 45 min Difficulty: Moderate Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 707 ft Max Elevation: 1907 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Turnout, Fits ≈ 20 cars Dogs: Allowed on a leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: Low - Moderate Pics...

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Stoddard Canyon Falls: Rock Slide & Pool

Stoddard Canyon Falls: Rock Slide & Pool

Miles: 0.75 Time: 45 min Difficulty: Moderate Best Season: Spring Elevation Gain: 160 ft Max Elevation: 3781 Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Dirt Lot, Fits 30+ Cars Dogs: Allowed on a leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: High Pics Taken On: May...

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Stoddard Peak Hiking Guide: Map, Directions, & Fun Facts

Stoddard Peak Hiking Guide: Map, Directions, & Fun Facts

Miles: 5.9 Roundtrip Time: 2.5 Hours Roundtrip Difficulty: Moderate Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 1224 ft Peak Elevation: 4611 ft Trail Type: Out & Back Restrooms? Not Available Dogs Allowed? Yes, on a leash Take a windy dirt road up Stoddard Canyon to be...

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Henninger Flats: Hike to a Scenic Forest Nursery

Henninger Flats: Hike to a Scenic Forest Nursery

Total Miles: 5.04 Time: 3 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Best Season: All year Elevation Gain: 1531 ft Max Elevation: 2543 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Dogs: Allowed on a leash Restrooms: Available at the flats Feel like learning a bit of local mountain history on your...

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Sunset Peak Trail Guide: 2 Routes + Maps & Directions

Sunset Peak Trail Guide: 2 Routes + Maps & Directions

Distance  7.2 MilesTime 3.5 HrsDifficulty  Moderate Season All Year Elevation Gain 1281 Ft Dogs allowed on a leash Out & Back Trail No Restrooms available You can't go wrong with a trail in the Mt Baldy area. Lower temperatures, possible snow, and amazing views....

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Best Switzer Falls Guide: Secret Falls, Chapel Ruins, Swing

Best Switzer Falls Guide: Secret Falls, Chapel Ruins, Swing

The following info doesn't include the ruins detour nor the extra trek up to the hidden falls. Total Miles: 3.6 Time: 2 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Best Season: Spring (2023 is an exception. It's flowing as of Dec 2023) Elevation Gain: 691 ft Max Elevation: 3247 ft Type...

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San Gabriel Peak Hiking Trail Via Eaton Saddle

San Gabriel Peak Hiking Trail Via Eaton Saddle

Distance 2.8 MilesTime~1-1.5 HrsDifficulty ModerateSeasonAll YearElevation Gain971+ FtExperience breathtaking birds-eye views of various local sites of interest, such as Mount Wilson and Mount Lowe Peak, atop San Gabriel Peak. San Gabriel Peak is a moderate-level,...

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Mill Creek Falls: Big Tujunga’s Secret Gem

Mill Creek Falls: Big Tujunga’s Secret Gem

Distance 1 MileTime 1 HrDifficulty Easy - ModerateSeasonFall, Winter, SpringElevation Gain~200 Ft Mill Creek Falls truly is one of the hidden gems of the San Gabriels. The hike is rugged, filled with poison oak, and has an element of danger to it….which is why I love...

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Trail Canyon Falls: Plus Seasonal Waterfall

Trail Canyon Falls: Plus Seasonal Waterfall

Total Miles: 4.54 Time: 2.5 Hrs Difficulty: Moderate Best Season: Spring Elevation Gain: 1067 Ft Max Elevation: 2481 Ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 20 cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: High Pics Taken On:...

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Eaton Canyon Falls: Best Guide On Hiking LA’s #1 Waterfall

Eaton Canyon Falls: Best Guide On Hiking LA’s #1 Waterfall

Total Miles: 4.02 Time: 2.5 Hrs Difficulty: Easy Best Season: Spring Elevation Gain: 449 Ft Max Elevation: 1370 Ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Dogs: Allowed On A leash Restrooms: Available At The Parking Lot Trail Popularity: Extremely High I've hiked Eaton Canyon...

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Shoemaker Canyon Road: LA’s Nuclear War Escape Tunnels

Shoemaker Canyon Road: LA’s Nuclear War Escape Tunnels

Distance 5.1 MilesTime2.5 HrsDifficulty ModerateSeasonAll YearElevation Gain1267 FtDid you know LA has two abandoned tunnels that were built in order to escape nuclear attacks during the Cold War? You don’t want to miss walking through the deserted Shoemaker Canyon...

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La Canada Teepee Trail: Bee Farm, Lavender Fields and Views

La Canada Teepee Trail: Bee Farm, Lavender Fields and Views

Distance  4.62 MilesTime ~2.5 HrsDifficulty ModerateSeason All YearElevation Gain 1003 FtThe Teepee trail is a really easy and fun hike within the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. You'll be able to experience fall colors during the autumn months, a fun teepee,...

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Claremont Loop: Easy 5-Mile Hike with Views (Drone Shots!)

Claremont Loop: Easy 5-Mile Hike with Views (Drone Shots!)

Distance  5 MilesTime ~3 HrsDifficulty ModerateSeason All YearElevation Gain 839 FtClaremont Loop is a very popular hike nestled in the foothills of the LA National Forest, but only the locals really know about it. It features a nice overlook with multiple benches...

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San Antonio Falls: Short Video, Map, & Directions

San Antonio Falls: Short Video, Map, & Directions

Miles: 1.33 Time: 30 min Difficulty: Easy Best Season: Spring Elevation Gain: 277 ft Max Elevation: 6425 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits 30+ cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: Very High Looking for an easy...

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Millard Canyon Falls: Scenic Trail To 50 Ft Cascade

Millard Canyon Falls: Scenic Trail To 50 Ft Cascade

Miles: 1.3 Time:  45 min Difficulty: Easy Best Season: Mid-Late Spring Elevation Gain: 308 ft Max Elevation: 2108 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits 30+ cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Available At The Trailhead/Campground Trail Popularity:...

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Fall Creek Falls: Secret 200 ft Waterfall in LA

Fall Creek Falls: Secret 200 ft Waterfall in LA

Distance  4.6 MilesTime ~2 HrsDifficulty ModerateBest Season SpringElevation Gain 941 FtWho doesn't love hidden waterfalls? Well, we're super excited to share this colossal gem with you! Fall Creek Falls is a 4-tier, 200-foot waterfall located in Big Tujunga. The hike...

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Brown Mountain Dam: 80 Ft Falls (2 Trailheads Included)

Brown Mountain Dam: 80 Ft Falls (2 Trailheads Included)

Brown Mountain Dam Waterfall is a must-do for SoCal residents! The breathtaking cascade towers above the abundant trees and forms a shallow 3-4 foot pool for you to cool off. Brown Mountain Dam Waterfall is a scenic hike which can be accessed via two trailheads. The...

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Big Horn Mine Trail: Map, Directions, & Bonus Cabin Ruins

Big Horn Mine Trail: Map, Directions, & Bonus Cabin Ruins

Total Miles: 3.84 Time: 2.5 Hrs Difficulty: Easy Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 983 ft Max Elevation: 6894 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 30 cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Available At The Parking Lot Trail Popularity: Very High...

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Dawn Mine Trail: Hike to an Abandoned Gold Mine from 1895

Dawn Mine Trail: Hike to an Abandoned Gold Mine from 1895

Total Miles: 4.66 Time: 2.5 - 3 Hrs Difficulty: Moderate Best Season: All Year Elevation Gain: 1175 ft Max Elevation: 3156 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 10 cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: High Want to...

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Mount Lowe Hike: Wander to A Peak Above the Clouds

Mount Lowe Hike: Wander to A Peak Above the Clouds

Distance  3.2 MilesTime 2 HrsDifficulty ModerateSeason All YearElevation Gain 623 FtDid you know you can view the valley from an altitude of 5588 feet as well as amazing sunset views of Mount Wilson, Mount Baldy, and Los Angeles? Visit Mount Lowe peak for your next...

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Lewis Falls In Azusa Canyon & Bonus Secret Falls

Lewis Falls In Azusa Canyon & Bonus Secret Falls

Total Miles: 0.73 Time: 35 min Difficulty: Moderate Best Season: Spring - Fall Elevation Gain: 328 ft Max Elevation: 4197 ft Type of Trail: Out & Back Parking Lot: Fits ≈ 5 cars Dogs: Allowed On A Leash Restrooms: Not Available Trail Popularity: High Pics Taken...

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