Have you ever wanted a local place where you can relax and unwind after a stressful week? Those mountain trips are great, but who needs another long drive? Well, here in your own city we have Wilderness Park. This park is conveniently located in the San Gabriel Mountains at the top of Highland Oaks Drive. A peaceful place that is great for families, small groups and even individuals. Wilderness Park has a nature center with many animals on display and a pond to enjoy. Come out and take pleasure in the wonders of nature that are located in your own backyard.
Good hike. I'm a frequent hiker and took my wife out for this one. She isn't a big hiker and she did good. Take a good amount of water, camelpak for ease of hiking. For beginners, take your time. Don't rush. There is a lot of climbing on this but the view is worth it at the end. Recommend to start relatively early to get good parking. LA Forest / San Bernardino Permit required for parking. You can also purchase an annual permit. There is a small market. Ask around.