San Gabriel Mountains

San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles: Address, Phone Number, San Gabriel Mountains Reviews: 4.5/5

San Gabriel Mountains
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This mountain range provides the only natural barrier to the expansion of Los Angeles.
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Cavydad
Camarillo, CA2,201 contributions
So near yet far away!
Jul 2019 • Couples
So near yet far away! Easy to access on the Angeles Crest Highway or simply drive to Eaton Canyon in Pasadena. Or hike to the Bridge to Nowhere above Azusa. Drive to the Mount Wilson Observatory or even hike there from Pasadena.

So much to explore and so close to the city. Hike, camp, picnic or simply take a scenic drive from La Canada to Palmdale.

Spectacular and often overlooked experience.

Too many view the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop for Los Angeles and the Rose Bowl!
Written July 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bfindysz
Jerusalem District, Israel655 contributions
Just around the corner
Jan 2019 • Family
On a beautiful Saturday morning we took off for a day trip up in the mountains to the southwest of Antelope Valley. Barely an hour from Quartz Hill we found ourselves high enough up to feel the cold. After a week of rain and cold in the valley we also found lots of snow higher up in these mountains. And although they were not accessible to daytrippers like us the peaks were all full of the white stiff. And the hillsides were taking on a green fuzz from rhe rainfall.
Written January 20, 2019
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Randy2353
North Palm Beach, FL1,769 contributions
A great change
Aug 2018 • Friends
Of course not the largest mountains, but still impressive, They are a great visual when driving along the concrete freeways, They offer many recreational spots, even just to pull over if your are driving thru. Can be some stunning views. Pretty cool.
Written November 4, 2018
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califcasl
1,105 contributions
Ridiculous
Nov 2017 • Friends
To call the San Gabriel Mountains a Santa Paula attraction is ridiculous. They are located many miles from here, and aren't visible from here. This is ridiculous.
Written September 20, 2018
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Cshastry2
Bengaluru, India1,198 contributions
Family Hiking in Los Angeles
May 2017 • Family
Mother’s day… We planned a family hiking trip @ Sturtevant Falls in the San Gabriel Mountains. All seven of us went trekking. It is one of the finest waterfalls in Angeles National Forest. The 3.25-mile hike from Chantry Flats Road to Sturtevant Falls follows a pristine creek past resort era cabins. It happened to be the most popular hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains near LA. People of all age groups seem to enjoy in their own way... Some perspiring... Some taking a dip... Some romancing... All in the family!
Written September 25, 2017
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Kate O
Los Angeles, CA151 contributions
So Many Amazing Trails
Jan 2017 • Solo
The San Gabriels, often overlooked in favor of the Santa Monica Mountains, are absolutely stunning. There are SO MANY trails - from waterfall trails to Mt. Wilson and the observatory - that offer some of the best views in Los Angeles. In these mountains, you feel like you're out in nature (the Angeles National Forest). Climbing to the top you can get city views but there are so many hidden trails that just make you feel lost in the woods.
Here are a few (of the gazillion) good ones: Eaton Canyon, Sturtevant Falls, Mt. Wilson
Written January 17, 2017
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Double "Ollie" Winner
Riverside, CA2,822 contributions
Fall colors along SR-2 Angeles Crest Hwy
Oct 2016 • Couples
Yes, you can see fall colors in Los Angeles County. Take the drive through these mountains on SR 2 for a spectacular visual treat. We actually started on the east side and drove westward in the afternoon and that was backwards. The lighting and photographic opportunities were better looking behind us for most of the drive. (Best to go west in the morning, east in the afternoon.) Dress warmly and bring gloves for your hands. It gets much colder in the mountains and the wind will make it even colder than the thermometer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Written October 18, 2016
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL13,089 contributions
Majestic and massive
Jul 2016 • Couples
The first 2 days we were in LA it was clear and cooler and these mountains loomed over the city and could be easily seen if coming out of LAX or in Long Beach. As things heated up there were a little more difficult to see from a distance. Still, once we got into LA, they again were massive and omnipresent. One of the best places to view them was from Griffith Park where they provided a very cool backdrop. You never think about LA as a mountain city but it has just as impressive mountains as Denver or St. Lake. I would have love to hiked them as well but I certainly enjoyed the view.
Written August 3, 2016
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Angela B
114 contributions
Breathtakingly Beautiful
May 2016 • Couples
We went on Memorial Day and every where was busy, we managed to find a quiet spot over the east fork bridge. The unfortunate part is the graffiti, makes no sense to spoil the nature. We took a picnic up cattle creek and did a spot of gold panning, let's just say our flight home won't be upgraded or supply any crisps for the journey home from the gold ,ziltch, but we really enjoyed a few hours in the tranquility, which we had to walk away from the crowds to find but only about 15 min. A lovely place to be.
Written May 30, 2016
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Ilene B
Hod Hasharon, Israel85 contributions
Nostalgia
Aug 2015
Since I lived just below the San Gabriel Mountains for nine years, it is always wonderful to go back to visit. I especially loved to drive up the mountains on a clear day in winter when the snow covers the peaks. This last time was summer so it's not as green and you have to worry about fires.
Written May 18, 2016
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