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The Angeles National Forest offers natural environments, spectacular scenery, developed campgrounds and picnic areas, swimming, fishing, skiing and the solitude of quiet wilderness areas. Trails winding throughout the forest accommodate hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts.
All you beginner hikers doing the 6 pack...Make sure you print a map and bring trekking poles. You will need both for an enjoyable hike. We also screenshot hikingguy.com for step by step directions. Anyway, relatively nice hike. The views at creek level were gorgeous and it was nice to have some water crossings. The waterfall was a nice detour (no one was there when we went!!!) Be prepared for snakes! We saw two going up Chantry Flats and one was a big ol rattler sunning on the trail. Protect yourself and your dogs! After the camp, the last three miles were pretty tough! A couple washed out gravel areas that made me a little uneasy but overall not a bad ascent. Bring a lot of water and snacks (especially during the week when the cafe is closed) This summit was nothing special, but we got to check another one off our six pack, so I'm not complaining. There is a water fill station up at the top and bathrooms with running water. We took that trail loop down (over by the parking lot) and it was a lot less steep and less dangerous. Pretty views of LA. Checking this one off the list. On to the next!!!
PS-bring a bug net for your face. You'll thank me later for this advice..
One of my favorites around LA, if not my favorite.
We hiked counter-clockwise which i think makes for a better hike. In that way, the ascent is open with not much tree coverage, decent views, pretty easy uphill, nothing too hard or exciting. The descent was nice and shaded under trees, most of it has a smaller stream running along the trail, and was a nice reward for the first few uphill miles.
This trail got me back on hiking its a good somewhat easy one. I did it in 90 degree weather finished 3 bottles of water by the time I hit tunnel 2.