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Upper Royal Gorge Arroyo Seco

Directions: From either east or west thke the 210 fwy towards La Canade/ Flintridge, look for the Angeles hwy exit (hwy 2) and follow it into the mountains. Stay on hwy 2 past angeles forest hwy and past a ranger kiosk. About a half mile past the kiosk you will see a parking area with a restroom on the right. there is a road down from that restrooom that will take you to a picnic area, that is our trailhead.

Just did this today, easy first 3 miles, water hiking, boulder hopping or bushwhacking the last 2. Beautiful canyon though. Will post soon if anybody is interested. Hike ends at the top of a large pool with rock ribbed walls, hard to get past now, but probably easier once the water goes down. Details are upcoming, but this is past Bear canyon, for those who have done that hike.

10-12 miles rt. first and last 3 miles on trail. last miles either bushwhacking and braving the ticks, or river walking and rock hopping and braving the frogs. I prefer to call this a wet hike, since the easiest and fastest way there is through the water. Once past Bear canyon, the trail dissappears in about a half mile, from there the canyon zig-zags the rest of the way. It then starts to narrow into awesome scenery.

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  • iLedy

    Awesome and fun hike, Andrew! Definitely going back to this one. Thank you Andrew and Andrew for hiking with me.

    May 18, 2012

  • Andrew

    Awesome forecast, hopefully the water is still flowing good at the cascades.

    May 17, 2012

  • iLedy

    Weather forecast, a very comfortable mid 70's. Perfect for the water hike. Definitely don't want to miss this one.

    May 17, 2012

  • Andrew

    Shantelle, Im doing the hike in Tevas because I plan on staying on the water most of the way, however, hiking boots are fine since the water level is low and it is possible to stay dry on this hike. As for clothing, I am expecting a warm day so swim gear and summer clothibg are the rule but please bring a warm change of clothes in case the weather doesnt cooperate. There are plenty of swimming holes aleng the way though, so if you want to get wet, this is a good hike for it.

    May 15, 2012

  • Andrew

    Please change your attendance if you cant make it.

    May 7, 2012

  • Andrew

    Sorry that I cant post this on a weekend, but i have obligations that weekend. However, Some of you that I have talked to are going, so this hike will probanly be posted again.

    May 7, 2012

  • Andrew

    Ill post mileabe soon, however, I only weny to the royal pool downstream from bear canyon. The rocks look negotiatiable but right now, they are brushy and covered with slime from springs. The water level is easy but slimy, I look foward to doing the whole loop but under better circumstances.

    May 6, 2012

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