Past Meetup

Fish Canyon Falls Via Van Tassel trail •

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Fish Canyon Falls Via Van Tassel trail

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This hike is difficult because of the 1500 feet of elevation gain times two; we go over a mountain to pick up the trail on the other side because an aggregate company blocked the original trail. There's a beautiful 90 foot waterfall at the end, but first you have to hike a 3 mile bypass trail that in places is steep and narrow. However, you get to see a wonderful view of a rock quarry on the way up lol. The total of 3k feet of elevation gain makes this hike not for the weak of heart, but trust me it is all worth it when you see the waterfall and the beautiful scenery on the way. It is a category 2 hike and you must be in decent shape. It is a total of 9.4 miles and you walk amongst a creek, trees, and ferns until you come upon the cabin remnants that were build in the early 1900’s. Approximately two more miles from there and you will run right into the three tier 90 foot water fall.

This hike is sentimental to me because the first time I did it was in the late 70’s and I have a lot of stories to tell. If you are worried about heavy traffic on the trails in LA, not to worry because this trail isn’t used a lot.

After the hike, we can go to the REI store that is right around the corner then join me for an In and Out burger.

. From I-210 in Duarte, take the Mount Olive Drive exit (one exit east of I-605), drive 0.25 mile, and turn right (east) on Huntington Drive. Drive 0.6 mile and turn left on Encanto Parkway. Drive 1.4 miles to the parking area just before the quarry entrance, on your left.

Alternatively, from the I-605 and I-210 split, take I-605 north to its end, then turn right on Huntington Drive and follow it to Encanto Parkway, as above.

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