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Switzer Falls hike

For the month of October I am going to hike the San Gabriel mountains/ Angeles National forest above La Canada/Flintridge area. IN particular it will be the Switzer pinic area and falls. The hike is 4 miles long. A there and back type of hike with 600 foot elevation gain and loss.
This is not a beginners hike, if you have been on a few hikes before you should do fine. To  get there drive on the 110 north to its end in Pasadena. Then turn left on Del Mar and get on the 210 West.  Get off on Angeles Crest Hwy (number 2). Drive up the Angeles Crest Hwy. Turn into the first driveway on the right past the intersection with Angeles FOREST Hwy. Go down to the parking lot, use caution on this road it almost one lane that you share with opposing traffic.  Cost of parking is 5 dollars. You can get a pass at the USFS information center which is right at the intersection of Angeles Crest Hwy and Angeles Forest Hwy. They do take credit and debit cards but the server was down when I arrived, so cash might be a good idea. I wil be at the trailhead bridge right across from the only stop sign in the parking lot. Hope to see you there Norman

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great...I love this hike. It was not too crowded!

    October 3, 2011

  • Jay B.

    One of the best hikes I've ever been on. Feel sorry for the 74% that didn't show up!

    October 2, 2011

  • David

    Excellent job Norman. You provided the history of this place along the way. Easy hike at a relaxed pace.

    October 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got there early (8:30AM) because I was warned about the lack of parking. It started to get hot at 9AM, so I started the hike on my own. I met the MeetUp on the way back. They seemed like nice people.

    October 2, 2011

  • Martina

    I'm also coming from Santa Monica. I'm either driving and have space available or if somebody has a free space in their car please contact me at [masked]

    October 1, 2011

  • Jeff

    We're leaving from Santa Clarita and could take two.

    October 1, 2011

  • Jay B.

    I live in Sherman Oaks and would like to join a carpool. I could meet you in the Valley or on the West side. Thanks.

    October 1, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yulia, Racquel, I'm from Santa Monica, and would love to carpool too. I'm bringing my dog though, so i'm happy to drive, if you don't mind having a dog in the car with you. Here's my email address if you're interested in carpooling: [masked]

    September 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys, I am coming from Santa Monica too, and I would like to car pool. Here is my phone number (617)[masked]

    September 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a Recreation Parks Pass. In case I carpool with someone. I would love to carpool.

    September 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    greetings all the hike is estimated to take about 3 hours. Dogs are welcome, must be on a leash. hope to see you there. Norman

    September 26, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is that ok to bring a 4 legged-guest to the group, or do you prefer not having dogs part of this hike?

    September 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jeneen, I've done this hike before...usually 3hrs??? But, it all depends on the leader!

    September 25, 2011

  • Racquel

    I am coming from Santa Monica. Would anyone like to carpool?n :)

    September 24, 2011

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