Best Trails near Azusa, California

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on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
1 day ago

hiking

Fun hiking with creek crossing and varied scenery. Was foggy when I went so it made for extra cool photos.

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
1 day ago

Awesome hike! Very shaded and almost impossible to get lost, I followed the river (I think it's the faster route) but I know there is another way. Make sure to bring plenty of water with you or you will suffer.

on San Gabriel River Bike Pa...
2 days ago

walking

Loved this trail peaceful and relaxing

on Rattlesnake Peak Trail
2 days ago

hiking

Wow for me! What an amazing challenge. Trina's comments below are right on the money. All I would add, is to make sure you are physically and mentally prepared for this. I drank 48oz of water (w/electrolytes) from the time I got up (0230) to the time I hit the trailhead. I stepped of at 0600 to avoid a lot of the heat that I knew was coming later in the day. I was 63 degrees at that point. I carried 5 liters of water with me and on the last mile down I drank my last 16oz. I was thankful that I had more water on ice in the car. It took me 7hrs 38mins to complete this 9.25 mile hike. The late morning temp at the peak was 90 degrees and the early afternoon temp when I reach my car was 105 degrees. I too have completed the Six Pack of Peaks (minus San Jacinto, doing that on in two weeks), as well as, 46 other hikes and this is certainly the toughest so far.

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
6 days ago

It was awesome, beautiful, the river made it all refreshing. Beware the rattlesnakes u hear.... Try and stay on the trail above to the right,, the brush is low and it's a bit dry, otherwise if u follow the water u will end up at the bottom of the bridge....

on Windy Gap Trail
9 days ago

hiking

Adventure pass is needed for parking. There's a good amount of shade throughout the hike trail. A must need is bug repellent spray. Thankfully I always carry some because we definitely needed it. There are a lot of mosquitos and gnats, especially in the beginning. Bring more than enough water just in case! The scenery is definitely worth the hike. The trail is somewhat marked and signs are far and few. This is also a very lightly trafficked and narrow trail. Definitely will be coming back.

on Rattlesnake Peak Trail
9 days ago

hiking

Nice and sunny trail carry a lot to water hat, Cream to protect you from the sun.

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
10 days ago

hiking

Make sure you have a parking pass( 5$ ) if not it's a 100$ fine .

Follow the river !!!

And brings lots and lots of water do not underestimate the trail.

Bring a pair of socks and sandals or water shoes . Because you will get wet...

The bridge was amazing.

on Shoemaker Canyon Road, East Fork Sa...
10 days ago

Is a fire road,really nice to get to the tunnels. After the tunnel is a little trail really hard trail. You can this trail for 2 miles until and really enjoy it this day. I need a lot of water it's not shade so bring hat.

on Little Jimmy Springs
14 days ago

backpacking

Great place to take beginner backpackers. There's a pit toilet, fire pits, and picnic benches. The spring was running when I went and was delicious! It tends to get crowded with Boy Scout troops on the weekends though. Started from crystal lake campground to little jimmy ~6 mi

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
15 days ago

hiking

Easily one of my all time favorite hikes. There are so many incredible sights to see, along with the amazing bridge. Along the way I found old rusted our engine blocks, remains of a smaller bridge that have been washed out. We even found gold miners who were some of the nicest people I have ever encountered. One even let me hold his gold findings in my hand! Just an amazing trail overall. This trail can be difficult to follow, especially through the river sections. As always watch out for rattlesnakes as well.

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
15 days ago

Very long, but beautiful, rocky in some spots esp along the river bed, very refreshing if u go in the summer. I went in June started at 750am ended at 130pm, my 11 yr old handled it very well, take lots of water. Once u reach the bridge it's very worth it... Watch out for rattle snakes.!

on Windy Gap Trail
16 days ago

Great trail! All the way up to Windy Gap and along the Islip ridge until we could come down Big Cienaga for a total of 9 miles. Great views all the way around. A good amount of tree coverage throughout. We will definitely be back to check out other trails in the area.

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
16 days ago

hiking

The hike isn't really that hard. It's just long. It's worth it though when you get to the end. The bridge and the river are awesome.

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
17 days ago

hiking

Very rugged trail!!! Also Bring plenty of water. Above all very fun and friendly hikers on the trail 

on Lewis Falls Trail
17 days ago

My husband and I decided to go check this trail out today in search of the waterfall. To our surprise we took a slight wrong turn somewhere and hiked about a mile up out of the way and never found it. The hike was beautiful lots of running water and greenery. Like someone else had mentioned don't forget your mosquito repellent they bombard you right at the start of the trial. Hope to come back soon and try and find the waterfall :)

on Lewis Falls Trail
18 days ago

hiking

This is a pretty scary, lonely, sketchy trail! I found the entrance without a problem as the reviews did really well describing the hidden entrance. We parked to the side where there is a turnout. You can just pull in and park, but make sure you have an adventure pass on your rearview mirror since you are leaving your car parked. You can get the adventure pass at REI for $5. We walked in and got swarmed by mosquitos so please make sure you have repellant (we forgot ours in the car.. Oops!) be aware of the poison oak around so it's best to wear pants in this trail. You can hear the waterfall and see the creek to your left. We found 2 houses so this is where I got confused! We went through fallen trees as previous reviews suggested, but eventually the trail ended and it seemed like we would have to go through bushes so we stopped there. I know we were super close but maybe we didn't turn when we were supposed to? The only other option was to go in front of the second house to the right and around? We didn't do that because we thought it was private property. I do want to go back to find this place! The pictures look beautiful, but I freaked out with how lonely and full of insects it was, and not going to lie, I also got claustrophobic being surrounded by boulders, shrubs and trees. There's barely enough space to walk through. I had no service up there so it's best to download the trackers people have provided beforehand so that hopefully you can find it much easier!

on East Fork Trail (Bridge t...
19 days ago

My favorite trail. Hike through the water it's a fun obstacle course and this way you avoid the rattle snakes. Also the trail is much more aesthetically pleasing through the water. Probably around 8 hrs there and back.