Past Meetup

Cape Horn Canyon Exploratory

This Meetup is past

8 people went

Shoemaker Road

Azusa · Azusa, CA

How to find us

Look for us at the turnout where the east fork road meest Shoemaker road

Location image of event venue


This is the only image I could find on this canyon, and it is from a 1903 photographic slide of these falls. If I was interested in ckecking out this canyon before I saw this, now I am hooked!

Ive been wanting to explore some of the side canyons along the road to the East Fork trailhead, but mostly this one.

It is located across the canyon from the Shoemaker road turnoff and is a steep walled canyon located across the river from there.

Ive scouted the approach to the mouth of the canyon for the group, Its easy and I know the route, but since it was only me , it was good enough to know that we can get to the mouth of the canyon.

Here is what I found:

A thicket of young Alder guards the approach. To the left they may be passable on a steep crumbly slope, no matter what, there will be some serious bushwhacking on this hike.

Also, the ground was damp, but there was no water flowing out, since this coincides with the fact that no water was flowing out of Allison Gulch at the time, I take that as a positive sign,since water is now flowing out of Allison Gulch.

Anybody who has a Machete, please bring it along, also, since this is an exploratory venture, I would like to ask that only those who are experienced with this sort of hiking sign on.