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Matthieu Tremblay
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Hiking

Excellent hike to the top of one of the more prominent peaks in the San Gabriels. Nice campground at the summit, complete with fire rings, pit toilets and several benches. Splendid views of the Antelope valley and Mojave desert at the top. Can get quite windy up there. Took the PCT up and the fire road back down. A must do for peak baggers of the ANF!

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Steve L
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Hiking

4 years later and the trail is still not open? ridiculous!

Justin Luthey
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HikingOver grown

Rewarding new fire lookout in the middle. Mostly on paved road. Ditch the poles or bring the rubber tips. Probably about 6 bathrooms on this trail although I believe some may have been closed. Did some light trail maintenance so the downed trees are a little easier to get over now. Definitely recommend. Not difficult at all and great views.

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Angela Killoren
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HikingNo shade
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M. Wilds
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Hiking

Holy cow! This trail gives you everything you could want out of a trail categorized as “Hard”. Although I would rather label this trail “Expert” for a variety of reasons. It’s got slippery, narrow parts. It’s got an obstacle course of downed trees. It’s got overgrowth in an large area I lovingly described as “the scratchy place”. You will slip. You will get scraped and bruised....You’ll love it. P.S- I saw a doe. She made eyes at me.

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Emanuel Escobar
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HikingNo shade
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Jennifer Conklin
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HikingBugsOver grown

My car got broken into while I was on this hike. Everything stolen and and my accounts all drained with in 1.5 hrs of me being on this hike. Also had to step over a murdered, skinned large dog. It was 1/2 in a trash bag and rotting. This whole area has gone to crap. Lots of people everywhere leaving trash everywhere. Graffiti. I hike alone and this is not somewhere I will ever go again. It felt unsafe the whole time. Azusa is a shit hole. Stay away from this area and all the hikes!

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Amy Peters
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HikingNo shade

Started just before 7am. Dirt parking on both sides of the road. Hiked to Mt Disappointment first and it was appropriately disappointing: paved road, peak covered in antennas, guys working with loud generators, exposed to the sun. Headed back to San Gabriel peak which is a nice little trail. Get there early and almost all of the trail is shaded! Great views at the top! Headed back to the main junction and then up to Mt Markham. About halfway up, there are some steep, rocky, slippery sections and also some overgrowth. I think these steeper parts would make it the most difficult of the 4 peaks. The last peak, Mt Lowe, is a fairly easy, short uphill walk but almost completely exposed to the sun. Overall this is a great workout with some interesting history and a fun tunnel to walk through! If you're interested in doing some more moderate peaks that only take a few hours, this is a great place! Just bring plenty of water.

Reut Feldman
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Nature tripsBugsOver grown

was completely alone on this trail on 4th of July. you start by going down from Angeles Crest Hwy into the Canyon, and the trail is narrow with some slightly scary drops. depends what time of the day you go, can be shaded or sunny. hiked down around 4pm and it was mostly no shade until we reached the creek. the trail along the creek is overgrown but so many beautiful flowers make it worth while! lots of Ocillated Humboldt Lillies which are stunning to look at. Some fallen tree to climb over were fun. it started getting late so we started to hike back up about half a mile before the campsite so we don't end up in the dark. hike up was rough to say the least. there are switchbacks but it's still steep. Views are incredible though and around that time most of the trail is in the shade. made it back to the car just as the sun was setting and got incredible views from the road too. I dont recommend doing this early in the day because then the sun will be right on you the entire hike up. Definitely not a beginner hike, but if you love being isolated in nature, it's perfect. Will go there again with more time so we dont stress about losing daylight.

Jonathan Lagonigro
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Great workout, each peak has a distinctly different trail, feels good to hike 4 mountains in one day.

J Lopes
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Hiking

Nice wide trail with nice views, not too steep but could hear the cars from the lower road.

Andrew Goh
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HikingOver grown

I can see why people would not like this trail. It’s an out and back that starts downhill, so you finish on the uphill which can be exhausting. If you go too late you’ll get stuck in the uphill with no shade and it can get really hot. Also over half the trail is overgrown, but I enjoy that as it makes me feel more like I’m out in the Bush. Overall I really enjoyed this trail, but the people I went with hated it.

Nahall Esteghamat
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Hiking

Way overgrown, no shade, very hot day but that last two mile up was killer. Mistake to go in the summertime. The campground and river at the end were nice but not enough excitement for the boring hike in.

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Michelle Spektor
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HikingBugsNo shade
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Luis Romero
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Easy. River-side hike.

Jenna Doolittle
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Hiking

Enjoyed the trail for a nice little cardio. It was perfect for an early morning start to see the sun rise over the mountain. We didn’t see anyone on the way up and only passed 10 people max on the way down. Nice rewarding views at the top! Wide paths, nothing is overgrown. We didn’t have any problems with bugs as others mention but that might be because we went early. Gotta love the views!

Tanya Pongrac
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HikingNo shade

Forest setting, easy wide path to follow. Starts off at a moderate incline, great workout. No shade so definitely recommend SPF! Beautiful views of the mountains all around! Out and back was around 7.8 miles.

Amy Beerup
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HikingNo shade

A beautiful fire road up to the summit. I would avoid on hot days as it is quite exposed. Solid incline the first 2 miles and then becomes more gradual as you make the turn to the back of the mountain. Enjoyed seeing Western Tanagers towards the peak.

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Philip Costello
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Hiking

On a cooler day this hike was nice. Smells are great

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Hiking Leigh
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HikingBlowdown

Sunday 6.28.20 Go early to avoid motorcycle traffic on the 2 and all the Covidiots further up the road at Switzer Falls and Red box parking lots. Started hiking just after 9am, very warm out despite all-day fog in the lower elevations. Little shade on the fire road up, some occasional shade on the single track section on the return. Beware, many downed trees on the single track. You can carefully navigate under or over some of them (me with my big pack, hubby with his 6”0’ frame).

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Darren Bunch
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Hiking

The hike itself is nothing spectacular and before they rebuilt the Fire Lookout I wouldn’t have suggested the hike, BUT... they have a BRAND NEW lookout and it makes a worthwhile visit if in the area already.. The tower is literally brand brand new and not open to the public yet for the inside, but you can walk around it. Advise to come at 6am before crowds arrive so you have the tower to yourself. I’d also add in another close-by peak to make it worth your time. You can also make this a longer and more aggressive hike if you start from the Silver Moccasin Trailhead. TIP: this area does unfortunately allow a short hunting season of like 2-3 weeks per year, and being surrounded by a bunch of rednecks shooting guns while you’re hiking through isn’t the most comforting feeling.

Calvin Chen
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HikingBugsNo shade

Ton of bugs at the peak. Decent views, nice steady elevation

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Gena A.
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HikingNo shade
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Mel Smith
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HikingBugsNo shadeRocky

Had to maneuver over multiple downed trees along the path - wasn’t able to finish out due to recent rockslide that caused the last section to be a little too sketchy for a solo hiker to attempt. Very little shade and hot

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