Tag: San Gabriel Valley

Mt. Wilson Trail

In memory of Craig Cambra Mt. Wilson Trail Location: Mt. Wilson Trail Park, 165 E Mira Monte Ave., Sierra Madre. From I-210, take the Baldwin Ave. exit, head north for 1.5 miles (through downtown) and turn right on Mira Monte.  The park will be on the left in 0.2 mile. Park where available. Agency: Angeles…

Mt. Wilson Trail, San Gabriel Mountains, CA

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Hahamonga Watershed Park

Hahamonga Watershed Park Location: North Windsor Ave. at Mountain View St., Pasadena. From the 210 Freeway, take Exit 22B (Arroyo Blvd/Windsor Ave.) Head north (left if you’re coming from the west; right if from the east) and follow Windsor Ave. for 0.8 mile and park in a large lot on the left side of the…

Bench at Hahamonga Watershed Park, Pasadena, CA

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La Canada Crosstown Trail Loop

La Canada Crosstown Trail Loop Location: El Vago St., La Canada Flintridge. From I-210, take the Highway 2/Angeles Crest Highway exit. Go north (turn right if you’re coming from Pasadena, left if from the west) for 0.8 mile to Lavender Lane. Turn left and go 0.2 mile to La Canada Blvd. Turn right and go…

Cross Town Trail, La Canada Flintrdige, CA

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Millard Canyon Falls

Millard Canyon Falls Location: Angeles National Forest foothills, above Altadena. From points east and south, take I-210 to Lincoln Ave. Bear right on Lincoln and head north for 1.9 miles. Turn right on Loma Alta Drive and follow it 0.6 miles to Chaney Trail (easy to miss). Turn left and follow Chaney Trail for a…

Millard Canyon Falls, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Mt. Wilson Toll Road

Mt. Wilson Toll Road Location: The easiest access point is the corner of Pinecrest Drive and Bowring Drive in Altadena. No parking is allowed on weekends in the immediate vicinity of the access gate at 2260 Pinecrest Drive and it is limited to 2 hours during the weekdays, which is not nearly enough time to…

View of Mt. Baldy from the Mt. Wilson Toll Road

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Dawn Mine

Dawn Mine Location: Angeles National Forest above Pasadena. From the 210 Freeway, take the Lincoln Ave. exit and head north for 1.9 miles. Turn right on W. Loma Alta Drive, go 0.6 miles and turn left on to Cheney Trail. Follow it 1.2 miles to a junction with Mt. Lowe Road (also known as the…

Trail descending to Millard Canyon in the Angeles National Forest, CA

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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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Altadena Crest Loop

Altadena Crest Loop Location: 2260 Pinecrest Drive, Altadena.  From the 210 Freeway, take the Altadena Drive exit and go north for 2.7 miles.  Turn right on Crescent and make another quick right onto Pinecrest Drive.  From the Inland Empire, take the 210 Freeway to Rosemead  Blvd.  Go north on Rosemead for 0.7 miles and turn…

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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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Upper Colby Trail

Upper Colby Trail Location: San Gabriel Foothills north of Glendora.  From L.A. and Pasadena, take I-210 to Grand Ave North.  Go north on Grand Avenue for 2.2 miles and turn right on Sierra Madre.  Go 2 miles and turn left on Glendora Mountain Road.  In 2.2 miles, park at a small dirt turnout on the…

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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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Jones Peak

 Jones Peak Location: Bailey Canyon Park, 451 W. Carter Ave, Sierra Madre.  From points west, take I-210 to Michillinda Ave.  Turn left and go north for 0.9 miles and turn right on Sierra Madre Blvd.  Go 0.5 miles and turn left on Lima.  Go 0.6 miles, bear left onto Carter Ave and turn right into…

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