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Address: San Gabriel River Trail, Azusa, CA
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Beautiful, peaceful location. Nice place to just kick back. Wonderful view.Not far from the Super 8 motel. Good location for a picnic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful, peaceful location. Nice place to just kick back. Wonderful view.Not far from the Super 8 motel. Good location for a picnic.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Love going here. If you visit, make sure to stop at the cafe, and get some banana nut bread! Great for an easy snow trips, too bad the lake is in such disrepair. But, don't let that deter you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have enjoyed going to Crystal Lake in the San Gabriel Mountains many times. The most recent time we enjoyed a picnic lunch and a hike. Its a nice one to do if staying in the San Gabriel Valley area of LA. Note: There is a campground here as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The road no longer goes through to Angeles Crest highway but the dead end trip is well worth it for motorcycle enthuisiasts. Lots of twisties and elevation changes. The scenery is very nice with a tranquil lunch spot in the middle of nowhere. October 2011.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

At this time of year the campsite was empty. The surrounding woodland and hills provide a spectacular backdrop to a very quiet and nature filled 3 nights. Squirrels throwing acorns, deer roaming freely around the area and, one evening, a young bear rummaging through cafe bins nearby. The weather was excellent and in the evening, in spite of the high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Crystal Lake is the ONLY Naturally Occurring Lake in all the San Gabriel Mountains. It is fed solely from ground water and ice/snow melt. It has been shrunken and choked from ashes of recent fires but it is making a come-back. And there are still fish. No watercrafts allowed. I think it is a better overnight family destination than my... More 

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