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muddy
2 days ago

Easy hike, just slightly above what you might call a walk. Mostly residential and some parts along some major roads, but there was some natural elements to it which seemed like they'd be very good for birding. Went the day after a rain and it was fairly muddy with lots of puddles. Brought a small dog and it was an easy trek for him. Doggie bags and trashcans along the trails, but the trashcans were overflowing so I'm not sure how often they empty them. Parked at the restaurant and started the hike there, as others have suggested. Nice hike for a quick, middle of the day nature break. Took us a little under an hour to finish.

Easy to get to this fairly quaint trail. We weren’t sure where it ended so hiked more moderately for a bit then turned back. Cool part is just as you start off it overlooks this private land that has all these large meditation statues. Very serene.

Nice sunset view, I suggest parking up at the Summit House restaurant upper parking lot.. I parked at the bottom lot off the Blvd and my car along with another had smashed in passenger windows.

Great place for a short walk through the wilderness, If you stay on the trail you won't have to much fun. several breaks in the trail were you can venture off and get "lost". Before it was antonovich it was just walnut creek and was the easiest way to cut through san dimas into Via Verde.

22 days ago

Lots of graffiti, lots of creek crossing with small boulders, lots of abandoned man-made/industrial items, walking along a chain link fence. We made it about 3/4 of a mile before turning back in bitter disappointment. Avoid.

25 days ago

Quick and easy trail. Just be alert of wild life I’ve had a run in w/ coyotes on different occasions just remember they are more scared of us than we are of them.

Love this local trail! It’s currently under construction last time I went was 12/17/18 Beautiful trail fairly easy a couple crossings but water isn’t high.

hiking
27 days ago

This is a short trail with a good incline up to GMR to the north and also to the east via the LA County Flood Control road. Your introduction will be a covering shade trees and you may share the journey with trail runners and equestrians.

Got up at sunrise and went here. No one else on trail when we started. Made it to the end and turned around and started back. Met two others who were out jogging. Was easy with the sound of water in the background. Will do this again as wife is starting to hike.

great for kids. the actual nature path to the redwoods is probably less than a mile and a half, out and back. it's also mostly unpaved, so strollers and wheelchairs would be a challenge but any change in elevation is gradual so might be doable. there is a water fountain at the grove as well as a few benches.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice walk. Since it's an out and back trail, you gotta do all the uphill twice. Gets the blood pumping a bit. On clear days, can get some nice views of Glendora.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little walk. Enough of an incline to get the heartrate up a bit.

hiking
1 month ago

A great little hike offering excellent views of the canyon and the valley.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an excellent walk/hike introduction to Big Dalton Canyon with great views and several trailheads along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

My favorite trail in the Whittier area by far! You start off at Sycamore trailhead & can either ramp it up & hang a right up the switchback or continue into magical Dark Canyon.

FYI, for those saying there’s dog poop everywhere, it’s actually coyote scat for the most part because this area is busy with wildlife activity. This year alone we’ve encountered 3 rattle snakes, 1 gofer snake, numerous deer/rabbits/squirrels.

hiking
1 month ago

Mu husband and I completed this hike with our friend Alex on November 24. The parking lot was easy to find, but we had difficulty finding the trail. On the map it looks to literally go straight up the mountain, so we took the side trail (the dotted trail labeled "Eagle Scout Trail" on the app).

Even though this trail was less direct, it was still plenty steep. In fact most of this trail was steep, with many uphills and downhills. Great workout! The endpoint was anti-climatic. The trail does have good views, and you can see multiple freeways from the peaks.

We didn't see hardly anyone else on the trail. There was some trash though. Pack it out, people!

We'd recommend this hike for anyone looking to get a decent workout!

The redwood grove is a nice area to walk around and relax.

Went today with my little foo foo dog and had a blast. The trail was well defined and lightly trafficked. Definitely was out of breath when I got to the top.

Beautiful scenery and one giant beautiful tree just as you enter the trail. Jogger stroller friendly with a few small hills. Great for beginners. Just watch out for the dog poop.

hiking
1 month ago

Not terrible, but there are nicer trails. not much to see, and really smelly in a couple of spots. I heard young coyote pups calling to each other and start going nuts when I was going up the switchbacks. I was already having anxiety due to heights, so hearing that made me turn back before I reached the tip top. Damn nerves. Good cardio, I would do it again with trekking poles or walking stick to help me feel secure getting to the top.

It’s a park

Fun for the family

walking
2 months ago

beautiful, so far one on my favorite list

it's still closed

walking
2 months ago

Nice rolling walk at the bottom of canyon, quiet with not much use. If you climb the switchback trail you will get a real cardio vascular workout.

the redwood grove is quite nice. very flat and easy. very kid friendly

on Colby Trail

hiking
3 months ago

upper Colby trail is awesome experience..

Great trail with a pretty "Moderate" level climb towards the end (just before it intersects Rattlesnake Trail). Beautiful views at the top! The rules need to be enforced a little tighter because even though no dogs are allowed, you have to watch your step because there's DOG POOP everywhere! Other than that, very nice!

Easy and peaceful. Lots of birds and a surprising amount of lovely wildflowers being so late in the year. Easy to get to and short enough in case you don’t have lots of time.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Great for beginners and kids.

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