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.
TOTAL TIME: 6-7 hrs Roundtrip. I just hiked this trail today and it was a pretty good leg workout. I suggest if you're gonna do this trail, don't go alone and ALWAYS start this trail in the morning. You don't want to end up running back alone in the dark like I had to. Goodluck :)
I enjoy this hike. It's a popular one amongst younger ppl so be aware that a lot of them hike here which is the reason there's graffiti on a few of the rocks. There is a huge cliff jump which is pretty dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. I've seen friends do it so it's not impossible you just have to jump right. I really enjoy this hike.
Easy trail. Some narrow paths. Nice and short; did this trail first and went back to do Sturtevantfalls too. Nice and shady. Can be a little harder on the way back because of the incline. My8year old loved it, too! Tried to go to all the way down but it seems like the path either collapsed or I just couldn't find it. There was though, a path in between the rocks but too steep and couldn't get my son up/down from it so we just stayed in the area of the first falls. Water was freezing!