Big Tujunga to Colby Canyon

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Big Tujunga to Colby Canyon is a 16.4 mile out and back trail located near Mt Wilson, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

16.4 miles 3897 feet Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking



Strawberry Potrero, lush forests, ridgetop views, waterfalls, talus fields This hike has all the makings of a wilderness adventure including dramatic views from high mountain ridges, passages through lush forests, sparkling waterfalls and a optional side trip up to the summit of Strawberry Peak. The trail begins along Big Tujunga Canyon creek and ascends up into a dense pine forest with breathtaking views of the San Gabriel high country to the north before heading southeast towards the highlight of the trip at Strawberry Potrero. Here you can rest at a picnic table while enjoying the view of Strawberry Peak's sheer north face and giant talus field.The trail continues up to a hub near Josephine Saddle at the Colby Trail junction. Here there is an option of taking a sidetrip. To the left is a well-worn climber's route leading to the summit of Strawberry Peak.The final ascent is a steep scramble over large boulders. The Colby Canyon trail descends to a wooded creek and past a tall waterfall before taking you back to your car.

1 year ago

fantastic trail. it is very easy to get lost, as there is no clear path on the first leg of the hike. we climbed the side of the hills and made it to the ridge, taking the ridge all the way over and eventually finding the trail. be careful hiking this one at night. excellent hike. loved it.

4 years ago

Big Tujunga Falls are worth a visit for sure. The hike is fun. The tagging is ugly as Heck. I hope a bear attacks those scum taggers.