Past Meetup

Creek Walk to Waterfalls at Buckhorn camp, near Mt Waterman-Angeles Forest

This Meetup is past

22 people went

Price: $0.12 /per person

Buckhorn Day use area parking on Highway 2

N 34.34641 W 117.92021 · Angeles National Forest, CA

How to find us

Meet at Buckhorn Day use area parking lot on Hwy 2, ABOUT 30 MILES (1 hour drive) NORTH OF LA CANADA/210 freeway ON THE ANGELES CREST HIGHWAY

Location image of event venue

Details

First: Lunch at Buckhorn Day Use Area. Then: TRAIL-HIKE DOWNHILL TO TOP OF 100 FOOT TALL BUCKHORN FALLS. THEN WE CLIMB DOWN A SLOPE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FALLS, AND ROCK SCRAMBLE OUR WAY DOWN THE CANYON TO THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL. COOPER FALLS IS ANOTHER QUARTER MILE. THEN WE LOOP BACK TO OUR CARS VIA THE COOPER FALLS/BURKHART TRAIL.

Expect 1 mile and 1 hour of creek bouldering on the route below Buckhorn Falls

DISTANCE: 7 miles

DIFFICULTY: MODERATE, 1100 feet elevation loss getting there, then 1100 feet elevation gain on the way back

BRING SHOES YOU CAN GET WET!!!

THERE ARE LOTS OF ROCKS TO CLIMB AND MONKEY AROUND UPON!!!!

PHOTOS: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206569810670994.1073741870.1443226944&type=1&l=2b4a1a7fb9 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10206569810670994.1073741870.1443226944&type=1&l=2b4a1a7fb9)

VIDEOS:

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WHERE TO MEET?:

Meet at the Buckhorn day use area parking area on the roadside. Look for a big sign that says (duh.....) "BUCKHORN DAY USE PARKING AREA".

PARK IN THE WIDE PAVED AREA ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY JUST BEFORE THIS SIGN (I am assuming that you are coming from L.A.):

A stinky national forest restroom is at the Day Use Area.

GPS COORDINATES: N[masked] W[masked]

IF YOU PARK ALONG THE ROAD, YOU DO NOT NEED A $5 ADVENTURE PASS. IF YOU PARK IN THE DAY USE AREA PARKING LOT NEAR THE RESTROOMS, YOU DO NEED AN ADVENTURE PASS. (If you park with no adventure pass, the fine is $5.....wooooooooooo!)

CARPOOL!! post in comments section below! MAYBE YOU'LL MEET SOMEONE NICE AND GET LAID....

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PHOTOS: http://www.meetup.com/santamonicahikingclub/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=1045755 (http://www.meetup.com/santamonicahikingclub/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=1045755)

PRINTABLE COOPER FALLS TRAILS MAP:

PRINTABLE TOPO MAP:

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THE USUAL STUFF:

BRING ALL THE USUAL STUFF, I'M NOT YOUR MOM....

Bring LUNCH!!!!, clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), lots of water, hat, comfy shoes, snacks, all your troubles..., guitar, camera, etc

LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/ (http://www.meetup.com/terms/)

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