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Address: 701 N Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006-2725
Phone Number: (626) 574-5200
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Mt Wilson Private Full Day Mountain Biking Tour and Shuttle
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Beautiful forest, worth the drive from any direction

Spectacular, especially compared to other California "forests" that aren't. This one is lush and even has some fall colors. We came here from the southeast direction, from I-15N... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular, especially compared to other California "forests" that aren't. This one is lush and even has some fall colors. We came here from the southeast direction, from I-15N up SR 138W and then SR 2. Wrightwood is a cute little town that deserves a stop along the way. Most of the ski and recreation areas offer the best views as... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

we spent one night at the table mountain campground during the labor day weekend. the sites are nicely spaced, not too crowded. the camp host was friendly. the cost was $20 per night. it was Saturday night, and they happened to have a "Miner vincent memorial &campfire" program. the stories were interesting. after that they played the movie Kung Fu... More 

Thank JJ_TY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

A drive along Angelus Crest highway (route 2) through Angeles National Forest is a great way to unwind and escape the heat and the traffic in the summer. The views are amazing. There are numerous places to picnic and hike. Switzer falls, Mount Wilson Observatory , Charlton Flatts , Chilao, Buckhorn and Grass valley Visitor Center are stops along the... More 

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Santa Monica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Sturtevant Falls hike is beautiful. Very different from my normal Temescal Canyon hike because it has many types of tress, flowers, butterflies and birds. Best part is the actual waterfall which is unheard of in LA county. It's 3.6 miles roundtrip. If you're in good shape this is an easy hike. A lot of reviews will talk about the... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

We were here early may 2016; weather was excellent and very thin traffic; its not a forest forest but protected vast area for native flora and fauna; time that we visited there were nice wild flowers in full bloom; birds in full energy and clouds were very low adding more beauty to the place. Plants and trees in some areas... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

The Angeles National Forest is....well, not really a forest....at least not to those who are not from the L.A. area and have seen a REAL forest with trees before...lol....but nevertheless, I love coming to the Angeles National Forest to get away from the city. The drive is a little windy, but if you take your time and pull over at... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

The trail head is next to the Chantry Flats parking lot in the forest. You get there via the 210 Freeway off the Santa Anita exit and head North, Santa Anita will become Chantry Flats road, drive up to the mountain for about 5 miles and you'll reach the parking lot. go through the white gate on the paved road... More 

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Springfield, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Recently drove through part of the Angeles National Forest. Decided to drive the shorter Little Tujunga Canyon road from the Sunland area to the Sand Canyon area near Santa Clarita and CA14. It was a beautiful day and the views along the windy road were spectacular. Only saw three cars during the entire 18 mile drive. Plenty of nice turnouts... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

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!

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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