Tag: hiking Angeles National Forest

Bear Canyon/Tom Sloan Loop

UPDATE November 2019: A reader recently hiked this trail and reports that thanks to the efforts of the Restoration Legacy Crew, the trail is in better condition than it was at the time of the writing. Read the comments below for more details. Bear Canyon/Tom Sloan Loop Location: Eaton Saddle, Angeles National Forest.  From I-210…

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Conover Loop (Lake View Terrace)

Conover Loop (Lake View Terrace) Location: Lake View Terrace. Parking is available on Foothill Blvd. on the north side of the road, just southeast of the bridge crossing Big Tujunga Creek. (Note parking restriction signs; parking is not allowed in the immediate area of the bridge). For Google Maps, the address 9475 Foothill Blvd, Sunland-Tujunga…

Oak tree, Conover Fire Road, Lake View Terrace, CA

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Kagel Mountain

Kagel Mountain Location: Western San Gabriel Mountains near the San Fernando Valley.   From I-210 in Sunland, take the Foothill Blvd. (Osborne St. if you’re coming from the west) exit and head northeast (turn right if you’re coming from the east; left if you’re coming from the west.)  Take a quick left on Osborne St.…

San Fernando Valley as seen from the Kagel Truck Trail, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Kratka Ridge

Kratka Ridge Location: Angeles National Forest.  From I-210 in La Canada, take Highway 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) northeast for 36.5 miles to the Vista Day Use Area, shortly past the Buckhorn Campground at mile marker 60.54. A National Forest Service Adventure Pass ($5 per day or $30 for the year) is required for parking here.…

Kratka Ridge, Angeles National Forest

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Constance Peak

Constance Peak Location: Highway 38 south of Big Bear Lake. From I-10 in Redlands, take University Ave and head north for one mile. Turn right onto Lugonia/Highway 38 and follow it for 18 miles to Angelus Oaks (note the hairpin left turn by Forest Falls to stay on Highway 38). At the small shopping center,…

Black oaks on the trail to Constance Peak, San Bernardino National Forest, CAonstance Peak,

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Doc Larsen Loop

Doc Larsen Loop Location: Lake View Terrace at the corner of Dominica Ave. and Jimenez St. From I-210, take the Wheatland Ave. exit. Follow it north (turn right if you’re coming from the south/east, left if from the north/west) a short distance to Foothill Blvd. Turn right and go 0.3 miles to Esko Ave. Turn…

Fire road in the Angeles National Forest

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Strawberry Potrero via Red Box

Strawberry Potrero via Red Box Location: Red Box Picnic Area, Angeles National Forest.  From I-210 in La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway northeast for 14 miles and park at the Red Box Picnic Area, at the junction with the road to Mt. Wilson.  From the high desert, take the Angeles Forest Highway south to…

Trail to Strawberry Potrero, Angeles National Forest

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Slide Mountain Lookout

Slide Mountain Lookout Location: Angeles National Forest, northwest of Valencia and Castaic. From I-5, take the Templin Highway exit. Head west (turn left if you’re coming from the south; right if from the north) and take a quick right on Golden State Highway. Drive 5 miles to the road’s end at Frenchman’s Flat Campground. A…

Pyramid Lake, northwest Los Angeles County, CA as seen from the Slide Mountain Trail, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Strawberry Peak

Strawberry Peak Location: Red Box Picnic Area, Angeles National Forest.  From I-210 in La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway northeast for 14 miles and park at the Red Box Picnic Area, at the junction with the road to Mt. Wilson.  From the high desert, take the Angeles Forest Highway south to Big Tujunga Canyon…

View of Big Tujunga Canyon from the summit of Strawberry Peak, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Josephine Peak via Colby Trail

Josephine Peak via Colby Trail Location: Angeles National Forest. From I-210 in La Canada, take Highway 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) northeast for 10 miles to a dirt turnout by mile marker 34.55 (shortly beyond the Switzer parking area, about a mile past Clear Creek Junction). The trail head is unsigned. While no signs indicate that…

Aerial perspective of Colby Canyon, Angeles National Forest, California

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Mt. Lowe Railway Loop

Mt. Lowe Railway Loop Location: Altadena (North of Pasadena), on the corner of Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive.  From I-210 in Pasadena, take the Lake Avenue exit and head north (left if you are coming from the west, right if from the east) and go 3.6 miles to where Lake Avenue meets Loma Alta…

View from the Castle Canyon Trail, Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County, CA

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Dagger Flat from Dillon Divide

Dagger Flat from Dillon Divide Location: Western San Gabriel Mountains near the San Fernando Valley.   From I-210 in Sunland, take the Foothill Blvd. (Osborne St. if you’re coming from the west) exit and head northeast (turn right if you’re coming from the east; left if you’re coming from the west.)  Take a quick left…

Oaks and sycamores in Pacoima Canyon on the way to Dagger Flat, Angeles National Forest

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Trail Canyon Falls

Location: Angeles National Forest north of the San Fernando Valley.  From I-210, take the Sunland Blvd. exit.  Head east (turn left if you’re coming from the north; right if from the south) on Sunland Blvd., which becomes Foothill Blvd.  At 0.7 miles, turn left on Oro Vista Avenue.  At 0.9 miles, bear right onto Big…

Trail Canyon Falls, Angeles National Forest

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Mt. Williamson

  Location: Angeles National Forest back country on Highway 2.  From the 210 freeway in La Canada Flintridge, take the Angeles Crest Highway (highway 2) northeast for 40 miles to Islip Saddle, just beyond the two short tunnels.  Park in the lot on the left (north) side of the highway.  A National Forest Service adventure…

View from Mt. Williamson, Angeles National Forest

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