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Organizer: Mike Cheng
Hike assistants: Mike S and Isaac
Location: Azusa, CA
Hike Difficulty: Moderate, Level 6/10
Distance: 10 miles
Elevation Gain: 1000'
Time: 7 hours
Trail condition: Single file trail (We will wet hike 3 miles in the creek. Water level is as high as 40".)
Water: Minimum 3 liters (Do not bring just 2 bottles. You will likely be mummified by the end of the hike.)
Dog: No Dog
Toilette: At the trail head and also 1/2 mile into the hike.
Parking: Public and street parking near the trailhead. Adventure Pass is required. If parking is full near the trailhead, you can park at the Oaks Picnic Area and hitchhike to the trailhead. It is only 1 1/2 mile south of the trailhead.
Direction: From the 210 freeway exit at Azusa Avenue (Highway 39) and head north for 10 miles or so. Azusa Avenue becomes San Gabriel Canyon Road and parallels the San Gabriel Dam on the right. Turn right on East Fork Road and continue for another 8 miles until the road dead ends at the East Fork Ranger Station. Park in the lot or beside the road below the ranger station.
What to wear: short sleeve shirt, shorts, swimsuit inside and hiking boots. (Sports sandals are not recommended.)
What to bring: hat, sunscreen, one hiking pole, lunch, snacks, water, and the usual stuff.
Dinner afterward: La Tolteca on 429 N. Azusa Ave., Azusa CA 91702. Tel:[masked]. It serves Mexican cuisine. This is the link to their website http://latoltecaazusa.com/
Direction: On the way home, you will be on N. San Gabriel Ave. Turn left on W. 4th St. and then turn left again on N. Azusa Ave. La Tolteca is located on the left side of the street.
This restaurant has very good review and the prices are quite reasonable, and they have a big parking lot.
This is the first in a series of 3 hikes that takes us to beautiful water spots around Los Angeles. (This will likely be the last trip to this beautiful place this season.)
To beat the heat, we will partially deviate from hiker's trail and use miner's trail to access larger bodies of water for a more fun and wet experience.
This is a social hike for fun-loving people. We will take our sweet time getting there, and you will be wet!
Parking space will be filled up by 8 am. Be there early.
This hike takes you along the banks of the east fork of the San Gabriel River. While the river banks are wooded and quite lovely, most of the trail traverses the rim above the high water line and most of your travel is through scrub brush. The highlight of the hike is a mysterious bridge built over the east fork in 1936, which has no road leading to it. Actually, in the 1930's a road did lead to it, but was swept away by floods in 1938.
We plan to take a small trail that leads down to the stream just after you cross the bridge. This is a stunning setting with shear pink tinted granite walls, roaring cascades, and the lovely bridge in the background.
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