Crystal Lake to Throop Peak is a 11.1 mile out and back trail located near Azusa, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Had to go elsewhere today.
Went up today & no where to park beyond Ranger Station & the cafe / store. The snow is piled up in any spot & the only available is for the store only. Closest parking is a half mile from the cafe coming up.
Snowshoed part of this trail from end of the road where we parked the car to almost Windy Gap trying to get to Mt Islip summit. This was probably a good 4 mile round trip. There's plenty of snow along the trail and snowshoes are highly recommended.
The trail was amazing, the lake a little low (very low) but my daughter and I had a blast. The views are amazing and if you see the little cafe and need a little snack its the perfect place. The owner was extremely kind and helpful!
Nice and clean trail, hard but really nice,The view was beautiful all to Los Angeles downtown and and beautiful view to the Desser. Just remember to bring a lot of water.
If you are a light trail bicker this is not the hike for you! It is inclined all the way up and with high elevation hrs to breath, but if you are up for the challenge DO IT! I felt so accomplished at the top of that mountain and the pain was worth the view. You are literally sitting on top/ with the clouds, beautiful view. Wear good hiking boots!