Explore the most popular scenic driving trails in Angeles National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

off road driving
11 days ago

this is a great skill builder trail for those getting into 4 wheeling. the steep technical climbs are mild and keep you enjoying the trail. mid way there is a sketchy hill climb option that has 4 paths up. the 2 center being the most rutted out and will require lockers to get through. this can be bypassed of course. towards the top there is a rock crawling obstacle for those that want to test their rig and their skill. I had no problems with my jeep wrangler. from the top, you can loop back down, or continue trail to the reservoir. i have done both and prefer the continue to the reservoir as now the descends are technical but not too extreme.

Nice views along this trail walking along the river with waterfalls and decent tree cover. Pretty good trail for backpacking but probably better suited for bike- packing. The hike is all on a road so it’s pretty tough on the feet with a pack. That’s the only ding. Otherwise, it’s a surprisingly well set up camp with fire rings and charcoal grills (though fire restrictions prevented use). The stream/river along the whole hike is a huge plus. At least when I went, there was plenty of water available. Some fishing if you can fly fish, but catch and release. Not a whole lot to see otherwise but a decent outing.

The wife and I hiked in little over 3 miles to the handicap fishing platform. We also checked out future fishing holes in the river and decided we will definitely be coming back with fishing poles in hand.

Great views, good climb, definitely wouldn’t call it hard. Fun, fast, sweeping turns on the downhill.

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun little beginner trail. Had a blast driving around and taking photos

off road driving
2 months ago

Really fun but did not go the entire way as it would take a bit of time. A lot of great spots with different challenges and some great views for a picnic. We went during the week and only ran into a few others but otherwise it was very quiet.

off road driving
3 months ago

Excellent trail! Starting at the bottom and driving north had some steep inclines. Got lost around the top and found another easier trail back to the start making a loop. Cool rock formations near the start. Overall, great views. North end has some rocky areas but all the roads are pretty wide. I’d give it a 5 if I was actually able to complete it without getting lost.

off road driving
3 months ago

This is a nice super easy trail to begin with not much of a view but still a nice way to get away

off road driving
3 months ago

I don't get the hard rating this trail has been given as it's pretty straightforward though can be slow after the winter rains.

Rode my bike in , wow the views are amazing. You quickly forget how close you are to the city. The road is easy to navigate. Very well maintained and clean. Great fishing opportunities throughput the entire trail. . The camp is great , water is everywhere, shade . Restrooms and trash service. Will definitely come back again and again. Super easy and fun hike or bike, all skill levels.

Easy fire road traveling to the top of mountain.
Lunch at the top enjoying beautiful views.

off road driving
4 months ago

I ride my dual sport here often, the tail is easy but beware of the steep drops on the side. Ride carefully! You will need a permit to ride or drive here so stop by the San Gabriel OHV area on Sat/Sun and register (its free). With registration you get access to the gate for two weeks before needing to re-register

Went to go hike this today and access road to get there is closed.

off road driving
4 months ago

Wide open dirt road. 17 Subaru Outback

off road driving
5 months ago

Very easy 10 mile trail to do. The best view is at the end of the trail where there is a closed gate and you must turn back around. Must get a permit from the Glendora Ranger Station to get the lock combo to the gate. I would rate it 5 star if it wasn’t because you have to turn back around. Please don’t liter and help keep these trails clean for everyone’s enjoyment.

off road driving
5 months ago

off road driving
5 months ago

Fun skill building hills and trails. 4x4 with lift and rear lockers recommended. Great scenic views and technical uphill climbs.

off road driving
5 months ago

Went up last night around 10pm during high gust winds in a 1997 Subaru Outback Sport. car is pretty much factory, on 17" Legacy Wheels and worn Factory Michelin Tires. As stated, trail is closed about 10miles in but still a decent trail for beginners and non-lifted vehicles. Might rate higher once we get a chance to try out the rest of the trail when the gates open up!

off road driving
6 months ago

I️t was my first time off road driving. I was truly impress, the entire trip was amazing the scenic views and most importantly off roading!!

off road driving
6 months ago

Great amount of variety of off road vehicle trails. Some were extremely challenging and intimidating. We had so much fun driving the variety of interconnecting steep hills, gullies and trails that we never made it to the lake. Will definitely go again!

off road driving
6 months ago

off road driving
7 months ago

Nice views, fun trail

There are some tough parts that require being thoughtful about tire placement. We hit one really tough rocky spot that require a spotter but not sure we were even on the trail anymore as there are a bunch of trail options and no cell signal. High clearance and 4wd a must for parts.

It was a beautiful hike, the view was amazing (I posted a few pictures). We went from around 2pm to 7pm and by far the best view and lighting was the 5-7pm window. Definitely plan on coming back at some point soon. The only down side was that we had a ton of gnats following us. Especially for the last half of the way there and the first half of the way back. Also, we also saw three tarantulas on the way back, which was pretty awesome (photos shared). Definitely a fun and unexpected adventure!
Overall though I highly recommend it.

off road driving
8 months ago

off road driving
8 months ago

Closed to vehicles. :(

off road driving
8 months ago

Stock 2wd suvs and trucks can handle no problem. No obstacles, nice views. Couple of shortcuts here and there that are fun.

off road driving
9 months ago

Great spot to wheel close to LA. Took about an hour to get here from the west side. To have the most fun you need a lift and some tires. Not a super stock friendly trail. This has tons of options. Looping and point to point is available as far as completing the trail.

off road driving
9 months ago

The steep hills are awesome but scary at the same time must be careful. The views are incredible.

went about 7am and back in a little less than 3 hrs. lots of gnats at the beginning but on my way back they died down. you get that nice secluded feel at the beginning and cool city views for the second half. incline and decline for the first half and most of the incline is on your way back. pretty cool.

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