Hike, get wet in the pines at Cooper and Buckhorn falls in the Angeles Forest

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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 42 MILES (1 hour drive) NORTH OF LA CANADA/210 freeway ON THE ANGELES CREST HIGHWAY. There is a detour around a rockslide. Print out this map: https://goo.gl/maps/gzC8AcFQxWx5uRXC6

Location image of event venue

Details

First (OPTIONAL):
11:30am: Lunch at Buckhorn Day Use Area.
GPS COORDINATES: N[masked] W[masked]

Then:

12 noon: BEGIN TRAIL-HIKE DOWNHILL TO TOP OF 100 FOOT TALL BUCKHORN FALLS via the Burkhart Trail. Hang around at the top of the falls for 1/2 hour,
Then we return to the Burkhart trail and continue downhill to Cooper Falls and hang out there for 1/2 hour. Then we hike back uphill the way that we came, getting back to our cars at 4:00

Weather: forecast is 87 degrees up in the high country, 97 down in the city

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HIKE 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!!!!
But the rock scrambling is optional

PHOTOS, MAPS AND OTHER DETAILS:
http://rexhikes.blogspot.com/2015/08/buckhorn-falls-and-cooper-falls.html

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WHERE TO MEET?:

HERE IS A MAP FROM THE 210 FREEWAY--note: a portion of Hwy 2 is closed due to a rockslide, so you have to detour at Clear Creek Information station onto ANGELES FOREST HIGHWAY, then take UPPER BIG TUJUNGA CANYON ROAD BACK TO HIGHWAY 2 AND TURN LEFT.
https://goo.gl/maps/gzC8AcFQxWx5uRXC6

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.

WATER AND RESTROOMS: We will be hiking through a civilized campground that has drinking water and toilets.

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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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, a 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/)