Have you ever wanted a local place where you can relax and unwind after a stressful week? Those mountain trips are great, but who needs another long drive? Well, here in your own city we have Wilderness Park. This park is conveniently located in the San Gabriel Mountains at the top of Highland Oaks Drive. A peaceful place that is great for families, small groups and even individuals. Wilderness Park has a nature center with many animals on display and a pond to enjoy. Come out and take pleasure in the wonders of nature that are located in your own backyard.

Amazing view

hiking
10 days ago

The hike is great but once you get to the falls it’s garbage it’s sad that people love to make Mother Nature look like the city. Please stop making mother look like the dead city’s

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25 days ago

Great hike with my 6 & 7 year old boys. Some of the trails were narrow and sketchy. If you slipped off you would probably done for. There wasn't much of a waterfall at the end but the pool was deep enough for cliff jumping. I did the big cliff jump and didn't have any difficulties except trying to climb back up the side of the cliff. Overall it was a great experience, if I did it again I would probably secure my kids to me with rope so if they slipped I would be able to pull them up the steep cliffs. I read that a high school senior in June slipped off the trail and fell a 100ft to his death...be careful out there and enjoy!!

this time of year weather wasnt bad, 78 degrees. plenty of shade and benches in the beginning of hike. signs for hermit falls are a bit unclear but if you take the main walkway down and go to the right- its a straight shot from there. water is only 3 feet, good to just lounge around. saw a baby rattlesnake so be cautious! this hike has a lot of hills and uneven walkways definetly not a good match for someone clumsy or elderly.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail has decent scenery and is well kept, and there is plenty of shade once you get going. It wasn't extremely crowded but it was a rough crowd. Hikers were blaring music from speakers on the trail and at the falls and more than 30 college aged kids were drinking and smashing bottles. A drunk boy fell and dislocated his shoulder. Some of the hikers were friendly and even helped my kids safely use the rock slides. the water felt amazing and the area was beautiful but the crowd will prevent me going back.

hiking
1 month ago

went about 8am in the morning. lovely trail with plenty of green and a nice river flowing by. there is a really nice, clean pool of water, that I think I'll dip into next time I go, just before the "waterfall" at the end. It was anticlimactic. Extremely dirty. cans, bottles, socks, shirts, tagging. but the trail itself was a breath of fresh air and relaxing, it's the journey after all, not the destination, I suppose. If you go early, you get serene sounds of birds and crickets playing in tandem and squirrels dancing around the trees. I would suggest some bug repellent.

on Hermit Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Narrow pathways, there is no more waterfall, and the pool of water at the end of this trail, is dirty looking. The trail itself was moderate. Coming back up was a serious workout. I would not recommend taking dogs. Walkway is too narrow. About a 2 hour hike.

Minimal waterfall, but two pools of water deep enough for cliff diving and a rock slide

So fun! Easy hike and there is still water at the fall.

EXCELENTE LUGAR PARA ENVOLVERCE CON LA NATURALEZA

on Hermit Falls Trail

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

We started our hike at 5:30 pm all shaded it was nice but the waterfall was disgusting dirty and rocks all tagged up.

Great hike, short finished it in 2.5 hours. Easy going down, brutal coming back up. Overall though, would do again. Only down side is the over abundance over trash and graffiti at the actual falls.

Easy hike down to the ponds. You'll come across shaded and sunny areas. Narrow trails. Pond still had water. Crowded today. The hike back is were you'll get a moderate work out. Overall fun especially if you jump in the water.

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2 months ago