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Address: 701 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone Number: (626) 574-5200
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San Gabriel Adventures

I love trekking through the San Gabriel mountains and the surrounding forest and trails. One day I will be brave enough to hike from the bottom up!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love trekking through the San Gabriel mountains and the surrounding forest and trails. One day I will be brave enough to hike from the bottom up!

Thank Moxie_Grrl
Olympia, Washington
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436 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

It has been dry for so long that it is strange to see water in the rivers. And watch out for flash floods in the valleys. But that being said, this is a 5 stars get away from Los Angeles. For a one day get away go up the California 2 highway and turn to mount Wilson. Look at the... More 

1 Thank Robert L
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

A pleasant drive for nature lovers, with lots of turnovers to stop, breathe the fresh mountain air, and indulge the senses. Also tops on the bucket lists of driving enthusiasts with a craving for twisties and hairpin loops.

1 Thank Rodney A
Monrovia, California
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175 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Quick and easy access to snow play areas, hiking, camping, or just a drive through the forest-lined windy roads up to Mt. Wilson for a peak at all of LA - all the way to Catalina and then some. Not bad for a $5 pass!

Thank Nancy O
Bangkok, Thailand
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93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

A windy drive from the base to the top is worth the visit for a few breathtaking vistas. There is parking and hiking trails at the top. Drive carefully. Open from 6am to 8pm only.

1 Thank Don M
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We go here several times a year just to get out of the city and commune with nature. We bring food for a picnic and goodies for the birds and squirrels. Theres 2 campgrounds, Chilao and Buckhorn, Buckhorn is our fave. Its 6000 ft with the big trees, a small stream with a small 10 waterfall. A very beautiful setting.... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey F
Houston, Texas
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109 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I loved hiking in the forest as well as camping in some of its lovely forested sites. I have enjoyed the vistas and seeing them in the distance on a clear day. This is worth a trip also.

Thank DanasTrip
Carlsbad, United States
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We like driving through national forests when we have the opportunity. We drove up into the Angeles National Forest on two occasions while we were staying in Rancho Cucamonga. Both times, we had to turn around at one or more points due to road closures, possibly because of recent fires and current fire dangers. Both the Morris Reservoir and San... More 

Thank Linda J C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place for hiking for everyone. Also great place for visit wilderness park and birds watching people.

Thank Yifen S
Camarillo, California
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451 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My only complaint is the wilderness is too near the city. The broken bottles and baby diapers litter the ground and visitors cannot use the trash cans. That is why I seek out the back country. The trails are well maintained and the scenery is awesome. Hike the Mount wilson trail or ir you are adventuresome hike the San Gabriel... More 

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