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Bear Canyon Trail Maintenance

Bear Canyon Trail Maintenance

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Directions:  Meet at Angeles Crest Highway (2) and Milmada.   From 210 Freeway.  Go north 1 block to the popular meeting location on east side. 

After meeting, we will consolidate into as few cars as possible and drive to Switzer Picnic Area to begin the hike.  If you are late, you can drive directly to Switzer's.   After a safety meeting, we will start our hike and carry our tools down the Gabrielino Trail past Switzer Falls.  

Hike is about 1.5 miles one way, 600 loss.  We will return the same way.   This trip is a follow up to our trip on 11/26 to restore a section of trail near Switzer Falls.

Trail work will consists of brushing, light tread work and log removal.  Primary emphasis is on making the trail more visible and removing hazards.  We try to accommodate each persons needs regarding tasks and hope that you have a productive and enjoyable experience.  We will provide tools but you can bring your own if you prefer.

Please note the requirements for attire in the bullet list below.  We will bring extra hard hats, gloves and safety glasses but you are welcomed to bring your own (sunglasses are OK).

Here's a link to a forecast for the area that you can check when the day gets closer:  Weather forecast.

Please let me know if you are coming, and I'll see you on the mountain!

Alan Coles

    RSVP so I can bring enough tools and hard hats for everyone.

    Bring your own lunch & plenty of water (2 liters minimum)

    Hat, gloves, long pants & long-sleeved shirt, good boots and safety glasses are recommended (hard hat will be provided.) Sandals & Sneakers are not allowed. Please be sure to bring plenty of water and your lunch.


We hope to be back to Switzer by 4:00-4:30 pm.


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  • Sharon K

    An especially rewarding day - I thought we got a lot accomplished today! I've grown very fond of our crew - Go us! Yay! Haha ;-D

    5 days ago

  • Alan C.

    I keep running out of superlatives to describe the great work this crew performs on this trail. Again, it was a fantastic day and the trail looks wonderful. Thank you all for attending and looking forward to seeing you on the trail again.

    5 days ago

  • iLedy

    It's always fun to do these trail work. The camaraderie is the added bonus. Good to see everybody.

    5 days ago

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