Past Meetup

Cooper and Buckhorn waterfalls--Lollipop route in the Angeles Forest Hi-Country

This Meetup is past

14 people went

Price: $0.05 /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 Parking Area, then carpool the next mile to the trail parking lot on the north end of Buckhorn campground

Location image of event venue

Details

HIKE DOWNHILL ON THE BURKHART TRAIL FROM BUCKHORN CAMPGROUND TO 30 FOOT TALL COOPER FALLS, SPLASH AROUND.....ETC, THEN SLOWLY WALK UP-CREEK TO THE BASE OF 100 FOOT BUCKHORN FALLS

Expect 1/2 mile of creek bouldering on the route to Buckhorn Falls. We return to start and collect $200 by climbing up the slope to the left (east) of the falls and plunk down at the beautiful pools at the top of the falls. Then we quickly take a side trail back to the main trail to our cars.

DISTANCE: 7 miles

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

BRING SHOES WITH GOOD GRIP THAT 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

http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26096874

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

VIDEOS:

https://www.facebook.com/rex.frankel/videos/10206953774389847/?l=2552925260220432819

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10206569923673819&set=vb.1443226944&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10206569880472739&pnref=story

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OPTIONAL after hike carbo-loading: PIZZA AT LA CANADA IMPORTS,

1537 FOOTHILL BLVD, A MILE NORTH OF THE ANGELES CREST HIGHWAY

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DRIVING AND PARKING INSTRUCTIONS:

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

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".

WE WILL CONSOLIDATE INTO FEWER CARS AND TAKE THE ONE MILE SINGLE LANE ROAD INTO BUCKHORN CAMPGROUND AND PARK AT THE BURKHART TRAILHEAD. A NATIONAL FOREST ADVENTURE PASS IS REQUIRED TO PARK HERE--COSTS $5. AVAILABLE AT RANGER STATIONS AND NEWCOMB'S RANCH RESTAURANT 7 MILES WEST OF HERE ON THE HIGHWAY

A stinky national forest restroom is at the Day Use Area. The camp has several restrooms and running water at various faucets.

GPS COORDINATES: N[masked] W[masked]

LINK TO PARKING MEETING SPOT (left marker)AND BURKHART TRAILHEAD (right marker):

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.34736,-117.91276&z=16&t=M&marker0=34.34749%2C-117.91105%2C5.3%20km%20N%20of%20San%20Gabriel%20Mountains%20CA&marker1=34.34656%2C-117.92092%2C5.2%20km%20N%20of%20San%20Gabriel%20Mountains%20CA

PRINTABLE COOPER FALLS TRAILS MAP:

http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/5/b/e/2/highres_129503522.jpeg

PRINTABLE TOPO MAP: http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/f/3/4/highres_128564852.jpeg

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THE USUAL STUFF:

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

Bring 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/

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