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El Nino Is Here and Let's Tour and Hike Three San Gabriel Waterfalls

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Fish Canyon Waterfalls

3901 Fish Canyon Road, · Azusa, CA

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3901 Fish Canyon Road, Azusa, CA 91702

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Organizer: James

Location: Meet at 3901 Fish Canyon Road, Azusa, CA 91702 first

Hike Difficulty: Level 4/10

Distance: Approx. 8 miles

Elevation Gain: Approx. 2,500'

Time: 6 hours

Trail condition: Three easy single file trails with 40% shade

Water: Minimum 3 liters

Lunch: Fish Canyon Falls

Guest: 1 or more adults only

Dog: Yes

Liability Waiver: Required. This is the link. (

Toilette: There will be some toilettes on some waterfalls.

El Nino Is here next week from Monday to Friday and hope there will be no rain this coming Saturday 1/9/16. This hike will move to Sunday 1/10/16 if it does. Let tour and hike Fish Canyon Falls, Monrovia Falls, and Eaton Canyon Falls of San Gabriel Valley waterfalls in that order. This hike can be a carpool/shuttle hike between falls.

These three falls are easy hikes of about Approx. 8 miles miles (3 round trips) with an elevation gain of about Approx. 2500 ft. We will have a lunch break at Fish Canyon falls. Please be advised - There is poison oak along these trails, so long pants are recommended. No fee or permit is required to hike these falls. So get out and enjoy!

Fish Canyon is first hike. We travel by individual or carpool/shuttle to Monrovia falls, and Eaton Canyon falls will be the last one. You are welcomed to hike all three falls.

Directions to Fish Canyon trailhead:

Fish Canyon address: Make your way to the intersection of the 210 and 605 freeways in Azusa (east of Pasadena). Exit to Huntington Drive and head east. After a few blocks, make a left on Encanto Parkway. The quarry is about one mile up the road (which becomes Fish Canyon Road). Drive north on Encanto Parkway. You will see Fish Canyon Rd. entering from your left at a stop sign - DO NOT TURN LEFT - continue straight ahead. At 1.3 miles you'll pass the entrance to Encanto Equestrian Center (marked with a yellow sign), a dirt road going off to the left. Fish Canyon Rd. continues to the right. In another 0.2 mile there will be a dirt parking lot on the left side of the road. continue another 0.25 mile past this trailhead parking lot to the Vulcan gate. There is a sign to the right of the gate that says "Trail" - follow the parking lot access road to the right. Find a place to park and meet us at the entrance to the trail near the handicapped parking.

Trailhead address: 3901 Fish Canyon Road, Azusa, CA 91702
Trailhead coordinates:[masked], [masked] (34° 09′ 24.33″N 117° 55′ 25.24″W)

Directions to Monrovia Falls trailhead:

Take the 210 Freeway to Monrovia (east of Arcadia and Pasadena). Take exit 34 onto Myrtle Ave. and drive north for 1.1 miles to Foothill Boulevard. Turn right, drive four blocks to Canyon Boulevard and turn left. Drive north for 1.6 miles to the park entrance station, making a pair of right turns to stay on Canyon Boulevard. The lower lot for Bill Cull Trail is to the left of the entrance station. The nature center is another 0.6 miles up the road.

Trailhead address: 1200 North Canyon Boulevard, Monrovia, CA 91016
Trailhead coordinates:[masked], [masked] (34° 10′ 35.70″N 117° 59′ 22.27″W)

Directions to Eaton Canyon trailhead:

Eaton Canyon Natural Area is located at 1750 North Altadena Drive, one block north of New York Drive in Pasadena, California. There is a sign on the east side of the street which clearly marks the entrance to the Park. From the 210 Freeway eastbound, exit at Sierra Madre Boulevard/Altadena Drive. Turn left (north) at the first light (Altadena Drive) and go 1.6 miles to the park entrance. From the 210 Freeway westbound, exit at San Gabriel Boulevard/San Marino. Turn right (north) at the second light (Altadena Drive) and go 1.5 miles to the park entrance. Place your cursor over the star on the map below for further directions.


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If you have prior medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you.

It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.

Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.

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The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.

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