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Best trails in Angeles National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Angeles National Forest, California? AllTrails has 233 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 122 moderate trails in Angeles National Forest ranging from 0.7 to 27.3 miles and from 1,072 to 9,389 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
The Angeles National Forest (ANF) is located in the San Gabriel Mountains and Sierra Pelona Mountains, and mostly housed within Los Angeles County in Southern California. The forest offers developed campgrounds, waterfall hikes, picnic areas, and ample opportunities for backpacking, swimming, fishing, skiing and hiking in the solitude of an expansive wilderness area. Trails are shared amongst hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts. An Adventure Pass is needed to access many parts of this recreation area including parking at many hiking trail's trailheads.
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#1 - Sturtevant Falls Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
A leisurely hike through an enchanted portion of the San Gabriel Mountains leading to a fifty foot waterfall. The trail from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls has been a popular hike for those wantinShow more
#2 - Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 8 m
This trail is good for running but can be crowded. This route is the Lower San Merrill trail towards Lake. At the beginning, take the second trail further back towards mountain. At the top, turn rightShow more
#3 - Trail Canyon Falls
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
Note: The beginning of this trail is on private property. The first half of the hike has shade and some water crossings, and the second half is exposed with limited shade.Show more
#4 - Mount Baldy via Devil's Backbone Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 14 mi • Est. 8 h 31 m
Mount Baldy via Devil's Backbone Trail is a 14 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Baldy, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail ofShow more
#5 - Mount Baden Powell Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 5 h 28 m
Note: Crampons and proper gear are recommended during the winter due to snow. Some roads leading to trailhead may close seasonally, so check with Caltrans in advance. This is a strenuous hike up to Show more
#6 - Strawberry Peak Trail via Redbox Canyon
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
Strawberry Peak Trail via Redbox Canyon is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Wilson, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trShow more
#7 - Sunset Peak Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Please note: Glendora Ridge Road is currently closed due to rockslides, so hikers should start at Mt. Baldy Village and walk a mile up the road to the trailhead. For info on road closures, please checShow more
#8 - Millard Canyon Falls Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Note that hikers may need to purchase a parking pass to prevent getting a parking ticket.Show more
#9 - San Antonio Falls Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 42 m
San Antonio Falls Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Baldy, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#10 - Mount Zion Loop - Sturtevant to Winter Creek Trails
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m
A beautiful multi-landscape trail with many waterfalls and trees. Offers a challenging and well-maintained trail. Big Santa Anita Canyon offers something for everybody. If you are traveling with younShow more
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