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Address: 701 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone Number: (626) 574-5200
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Activities: Hiking
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No water in the falls, but still a beautiful hike

We hiked Switzer in October 2014. It was no water in the falls due to the dry season, but still a beautiful hike. If you go up, the view is breathtaking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We hiked Switzer in October 2014. It was no water in the falls due to the dry season, but still a beautiful hike. If you go up, the view is breathtaking.

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Lancaster, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Pretty drive, but turns may make some travelers road sick. Growing back from fires many years ago. Can be a short cut between Pasadena area and Antelope Valley. Save miles but not time.

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Leonardtown, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just got back from a visit to Angeles National Forest. We hiked the Mount Baden-Powell Trail. Challenging but great hike! You can read about my experience here: http://unapologeticallyyou.blogspot.com/2014/08/california-vacation-adventures-part-i.html Feel free to ask any specific questions about my experience with the park.

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Manila, Philippines
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our son was going mountain biking and we decided to come along for birding in Chilao. Beautiful scenery, close to nature but did not care for composting toilets along the way. We did find some uncommon birds like the white headed woodpecker, fox sparrow, white breasted nuthatch and dark eyed juncos. We then proceeded to Newcomb's Ranch for lunch. Wonderful... More 

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North Royalton, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Great trails to hike in the Angeles National Forest. I have done hikes in Altadena, Pasadena, Monrovia, Glendora, Azusa. Beautiful views and scenery. Can't beat it. I was in awe of the beautiful snow capped mountains and solitude.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed for three days at the Lake Campground near Wrightwood, CA. The site was absolutely lovely, shady, quiet with a little town nearby and lots of options for hiking. Know going into your trip that there is a composting toilet but only a shared spigot for water. So you'll need to plan accordingly. Our site and I would guess many... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Overall easy hike, some moderate levels of hiking. Great for all ages and nice views of nature and trees. Just north on the 2, above city of La Canada. Make sure to get your adventure pass for $5. Waterfall not too big in the summer, but still a large enough pool at first tier to wade around in. Low key,... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

When we left Los Angeles it was sunny and dry, and we had an easy drive to the national forest. We enjoyed the Colorado-like roads and the fantastic views. We stopped at Newcombs Ranch Restaurant and Bar for a late lunch, and when we came out it was sleeting. We decided to head back to LA and the weather progressively... More 

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Malibu, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

If you are looking for a nice ride with lots of views, this is the place. Beware of traveling in the winter months as the roads may be snowed in. Don't be suprised if you find snow on top of some of the hills in the spring early summer months.

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

If you don't mind hopping rocks, walking across logs, and ducking branches to get to the falls, then try Switzer! This hike should be on everyone's bucket list. Located above La Canada on the Angeles Crest Highway (don't forget Adventure Pass), it's an easy drive to the Switzer Truck Trail. Get to trailhead early for premium parking at the BOTTOM... More 

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