Past Meetup

Hike to the Bear Creek Campground

This Meetup is past

12 people went

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Description: This is hike has all my favorites, shady, green plants, various flowers, and dozens of streams to cross. We'll start at 8:30. Cell phones have no signal in the area. We'll start at the parking lot next to the bathrooms and colorful painted dumpsters. From there we will hike 1 mile on pave road. Then we'll go under the bridge we'll cross and finish the 1.5 miles to our destination of an old campground. We'll take a break and return the way we came.

5 Miles Round Trip

3 to 4 Hours

300ft Elevation Gain

Beginner Hike

Note: there is a lot of poison oak on this trail. Consider wearing long pants, or just be careful not to brush up against it. "Leaves of 3, leave them be."

Directions: From the 210 freeway exit north at Azusa Ave/CA-39 exit and drive 13 miles. DO NOT turn right onto the East Fork Bridge. Keep driving straight. Note: The parking lot is on you left hand side of the road right after you cross the bridge on Azusa 39 at the entrance of Forest Route 2N25. (West Fork Trail) Also you will see a yellow gate and a sign that says Cogswell Dam before you cross a bridge. There are two parking lots right next to each other so park your car in the parking lot and meet at the entrance. (Coordinates:[masked],[masked])

*A Wilderness/Adventure pass is required.

Essential:

Bring at least 3 liters of water, plenty of snacks, jacket and comfortable hiking shoes. I.D. and medical card is recommended for emergency only. WALKING STICKS RECOMMENDED

Waiver of Liability/Disclaimer: Please read before signing up for this event.

These organizers are not professional hikers or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Please carry a personal medical emergency kit and any medications you need. Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, rattlesnake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. By participation in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use your own common sense.