Past Meetup

Explore Fall Creek near Big Tujunga Reservoir

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If good rains precede this hike, then the falls for which this Creek are named should be spectacular.

We will set up a car shuttle to attempt this point-to-point.

We will attempt the old Fall Creek Trail, starting from a little away from Hidden Springs Picnic Area. The trail traverses around before descended into Fall Canyon near an old campground. We will cross the stream and climb up the fire-road to Big Tujunga Road (Due to parking restrictions, we park on Angeles Forest Highway).

There's a few points of interest at the canyon - depending on time and motivation we may spend a while exploring.

Peakbagger note: Falls Cyn Tr traverses a firebreak leading to obscure prominence point Pt 4408 (http://listsofjohn.com/peak/62144).

Map: http://caltopo.com/m/HMTJ

Further reading: Schad 2005 (http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2005/may/05/descend-big-tujunga-canyon-deep-gash-san-gabriel-m/#), OTP Hiker 2011 (look at Google Earth image on this page) (http://www.otphiker.com/658.html), Link to Schad's LA Hiking Book (https://books.google.com/books?id=9PJDRKD11pEC&pg=PA239&lpg=PA239&dq=fall+creek+trail,+angeles,+hidden+springs&source=bl&ots=Mds5Nwqs_D&sig=Rp3lBl9R2R8rhUEnEmcWoEk7ZrQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi7_8iprInKAhUIz2MKHawcDi0Q6AEINjAE#v=onepage&q=fall%20creek%20trail%2C%20angeles%2C%20hidden%20springs&f=false)

Stats: (EXTREMELY APPROXIMATE) 12 mi, 2500' gain.