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.

Very hard up to Wilson. Scenic and canopied after First Water. Watch for the bear family around Orchard Camp.

trail running
7 days ago

Wildlife is definitely here. I almost always manage to spot a snake or two, and plenty of lizards. Weekends and holidays are always packed with hikers. Pretty easy hike.

Very beautiful place.

There is still a small amount of water available in the stream for those looking to filter water.

Beware there is a lot of black bear activity. We stayed the night and had to deal with a mamma & cub all night long. Recommend you bring bear mace if you plan to stay.

over 5000 feet climbing with 14 mile around trip! I am proud of myself. Nice weather, friendly even road, good view! However, we saw an adult bear...

Nice switchbacks! In and out to the campground on the upper trail.

Really cool to go to the jumps the shit

Great hike and very physically demanding specially if you carry more than 15 lbs. the waterfall is currently dried up due to the severe drought. Be very careful, I had a scary encounter with a black bear and her cub. The black bear stalked me and I thought she was surely going to charge. I was by myself so I made a lot of noise and eventually I had to climb up to once of the cement dams that was nearby. The black bear lost interest after that but it was definitely scary. Overall great hike thought!

Nice 5 mile hike. Great non-city views. Most of the trail was in the forest with a single file dirt trail. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn't overcrowded as I was expecting.

Just completed this trail less than two hours ago. It was okay for me. Since I've been walking in the woods for most of the time, there wasn't much of a view for me. I'd prefer routes where I can see the sky and mountains and everything beneath them. If you prefer to stay away from the sun, go for this trail.

2 months ago

Challenging in a hot day:)


2 months ago

loved it!!! the falls are barely trickling right now but the views on the way down the mountain are amazing. Me and my children had a great day!!!


What we thought would be 4 miles turned into a 11 mile hike because of a wrong turn. The waterfall was dry. But the work out and views were good .
You need a parking pass we got lucky that we got away with not having one today.