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Angeles National Forest

701 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 574-5200
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Ranked #4 of 8 attractions in Arcadia
Type: Forests, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Manila, Philippines
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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West Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you are in L.A., or visiting, you can be hiking and/or skiing in less than an hours drive. This place is a real treasure. You need an "Adventure Pass" to park and hike around. They are $5 and available at well marked stops along the "highway". No pass needed to just park at a turn-off and enjoy the view.... More

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Cerritos, California
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This review is specifically for Henninger Flats above Altadena. Started backpacking late Friday afternoon from the gate and arrived at the flats about and an hour forty minutes later. The uphill climb and afternoon sun made for a good work out! The campground offered nice, shady sites with clean restrooms nearby for our scouting group. With nightfall, came the million... More

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Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

there was a fire a few years ago so its just been reopened. As a motorcyclist all i can say is "FORGET DEALS GAP" this road is far far better. The scenery is splended with lots of opportunity to stop.

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