Tag: Puente Hills

Sycamore Canyon Park (Claremont)

Sycamore Canyon Park (Claremont) Location: Higginbotham Park, Claremont.  From the west, take the 210 Freeway to the Towne Ave. exit.  Turn left on Towne, cross the freeway and turn right on Baseline.  Go 0.4 miles and turn left on Mountain Ave.  Go 0.3 miles and turn right on Sage.  Go 0.2 miles and turn right…

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Buzzard Peak (West Approach)

Buzzard Peak (West Approach) Location: West Covina, corner of Hillside Drive and Grand Avenue.  From I-10, take the Grand Avenue exit and turn right (south)  and go 1.2 miles.  Turn right on Hillside Drive and park where available.  From the 57/60 freeways, take the Grand Avenue exit and head northwest (left if you’re coming from…

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Buzzard Peak (North Approach)

Buzzard Peak (North Approach) Location: East Garvey Avenue South and Palomino Drive, Covina.  From L.A., take the Holt Avenue exit.  Merge onto East Garvey Avenue South and go 0.6 miles.  Park on the corner of East Garvey and Palomino, by the entrance to a gated community.  From the east, take I-10 to Holt Avenue.  Turn…

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Mt. Bliss via Van Tassel Motorway

Mt. Bliss via Van Tassel Motorway Location: Angeles National Forest foothills north of Azusa and Duarte.  From the south, take I-605 to its northern terminus, just past I-210.  At the intersection, turn right on Huntington Drive.  Go 0.6 miles to Encanto Parkway and turn left.  Go 1.4 miles, just past the Van Tassel Motorway, and…

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Bonelli Regional Park

Bonelli Regional Park Location: San Dimas.  From the 57 Freeway, take the Via Verde exit and turn left (regardless if if you are coming from the north or south).  Follow Via Verde into the park.  Parking is $10 per vehicle (free on non-holiday weekdays from November to February).  Bear right past the entry booth and…

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Sycamore Canyon Park (Diamond Bar)

Text and photography copyright 2011 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor activities. The author does not take any responsibility…

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Steep Canyon Loop

Steep Canyon Loop Location: Diamond Bar, corner of Steep Canyon Road and Clear Creek Canyon Drive.  From the 57 freeway, take the Diamond Bar Blvd. exit go northeast (right) for 3.7 miles.  Turn right on Steep Canyon Drive and head uphill.  Park on the corner of Steep Canyon Road and Clear Creek Canyon Drive. Agency:…

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Arroyo Pescadero Trail

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Hellman Wilderness Park in Whittier

Hellman Park Loop (Whittier) Location: Whittier.  From I-605, take the Beverly Blvd. exit and go east for two miles.  Turn left on Greenleaf and drive 0.2 miles to the park entrance. Agency: Puente Hills Landfill Habitat Preservation Authority Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation gain: 700 feet Difficulty Rating: PG Suggested time: 1.5 hours Best season: October…

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