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Puente Hills and Native Oak Canyon Hike

For a few moments, you will forget that you are surrounded by civilization on this 4 mile, 700 ft elev gain hike to one of the best kept secrets of east Los Angeles County.

We travel up a clear trail to great views of the San Gabriel Mountains to the north. After walking along a ridgeline where panoramic views of the nearby developments are present, we then descend through a lush canyon filled with native oak trees. It's one of the prettiest spots in LA County (my opinion).

This is an interesting area that was once not so beautiful. An old landfill is nearby, that is now being developed into trails for public use. And you can still find plenty of antennas on the ridge. But the hills here offer a pleasant walking opportunity and surprising relaxation spots for those willing to explore.

Bring: 1 liter of water, comfortable shoes, hat/sun protection, snacks and a good attitude.

Rain 2 days before event cancels due to Puente Hills policy.

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  • Fred

    Great little morning hike, so close by, I'm sure I'll visit it again myself

    March 15, 2014

  • Pontida (.

    Thank you Jose. I had so much fun. Nice meeting everybody.

    2 · March 15, 2014

  • *Bryan (小布) ®.

    Great meeting everyone today!

    2 · March 15, 2014

  • Kris

    Thanks Jose, for a really fun hike today! Nice weather, nice people, nice convos, bikers not so much :)

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Paul G

    Thanks Jose. Good hike and enjoyed the group of fellow hikers

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Gail

    Today's hike was a treat: beautiful weather, a perfect pace (thanks, Jose!), and one of the most enjoyable groups I've hiked with in a long time. We even made the regular distraction of "Bikes!" into some fun.

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hike at a slower pace, not too slow but not too fast.
    do you re-group every so often as to not leave anyone behind?

    March 13, 2014

    • Jose M.

      I take pictures at the beginning to help local search and rescue teams. I do stop at junctions to regroup so that everyone knows where to go. This hike is at approximately a 2 mile an hour pace. If you hike significantly slower than that on average, there may be better suited hikes out there.

      1 · March 13, 2014

  • Kim C

    Sorry won't be able to make it after all Jose. Thanks for doing this hike, I will check it out on my own in the future. (I think I met you at Reading for Kids, is that right?)

    1 · March 10, 2014

    • Jose M.

      Hopefully we'll see you again soon at White.

      March 11, 2014

    • Kim C

      Yes I hope to soon!

      March 11, 2014

  • DAVID

    dog ok?

    March 10, 2014

    • Jose M.

      Looks like it, though I am not finding a definitive statement on their website

      March 11, 2014

  • Timothy B.

    I'm in!

    March 10, 2014

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