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Address: 701 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone Number: (626) 574-5200
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Mt Wilson Private Full Day Mountain Biking Tour and Shuttle
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Escape the heat and the traffic of LA

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Donna G
South Pasadena, California
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137 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank SriLanka2010
Los Angeles, California
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288 reviews
64 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
Diamond Bar, California
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank TonyChao
Springfield, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Tennessee50plus
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4 of 5 stars 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!

Thank Moxie_Grrl
Olympia, Washington
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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 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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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

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