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It was a great adventure. we encountered with big horn ships. They were not afraid of people, they even posed for some pictures! Definitely will go again.

Good place to challenge yourself. You will have to cross the river a few times to get to your destination and some parts are pretty steep but the view is worth all of it.

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2 days ago

We were two families with kids aged 4 and 5 with us. It is a great hike with lovely weather. There are some rocky narrow patches but nothing that cannot be done if the kids cooperate. The mine is quite old. Nice view of the mountains and the river basin. We also encountered a mini waterfall near the mine. It was quite refreshing. The trail is partly shaded. Parking lot is big. We reached at 11.30 am on Sunday and there were lot of parking spaces left. The restroom on the trailhead - not clean. The greenery on the trail is really welcoming and we saw lots of beautiful wildflowers. All in all - a nice family hike on Father's day!

Pretty cool trail. You get a little of everything. Uphill creek crossing, rocks, hot sun, tress. Heavy traffic due to bungee jumping at the bridge.

There were some places that were tough in crossing. Of course, we had our 6-year-old daughter who made it there and back. Too dangerous for her to climb down to the water pools at the bridge. It took us 3 hours to get to the bridge with her, but adults only can make in 2, I presume. I would suggest getting there early. Not a good idea to start the hike in the afternoon. It will be dark on the way back and it can be tricky trying to find your way back at night.

Great views! Bring swim clothes for the swim holes at the end. Lots of people are there on the weekend. Bring lots of water! It can get hot!

great hike

Second time there. It’s best to get there early otherwise you’ll have to park far and walk up to the trail head. Both times we started our hike at 7am. First time we hiked on the main trail and arrived over the bridge. The second time we ended up taking the trail that got us there under the bridge. The trail was a more difficult to figure out but was ultimately more scenic and worth it. We ended up finding a hidden waterfall with only two other people there. I’m guessing not many people know about it. The hike itself is not to difficult.

No way this is “moderate”. I suppose if you could easily stay on a main trail it might be moderate, but it’s a constant searching and scrambling across creeks and rocks to find the trail. We ended up doing nearly 12 miles in an 8 to 4 excursion. Lots of fun, but exhausting.

Great reward of a view/location for a short hike. Elevation gain is not too bad, pretty easy but I am in decent shape. Maybe about 45min one way. I went about 1/4 mile into cave...but its pitch black, wouldn’t go in w/o a good lamp. Who knows how far it goes but there are several deviations in cave.

Was a great trail, but wouldn’t say easy and I’m in great shape. Few slippery spots and narrow areas. Be mindful that you are in the wilderness. Saw a king snake, was informed by two separate hiking groups of a rattler near the cave by the mine. Also saw a deer crossing the hillside.

hiking
17 days ago

This was a fun hike! We got a late start driving up from LA (2:30pm), which actually worked to our advantage because a lot of the morning traffic was heading back to the parking lot and we had most of the trail and the mine to ourselves! The weather was also perfect - 77° and sunny. You’ll definitely break a sweat on a couple of the steeper climbs, but for the most part the trail is a nice gradual incline. There are a few areas that are washed out which feels a little sketchy, but totally fine if you just concentrate and watch your footing. The scramble up to the mine itself is also a little sketchy, but totally doable. We were back to the car around 5pm - we took our time on the way up taking photos and breaks to take in the views and we hung around the mine for a good 15-20 mins. My only negative about this trail is all the graffiti and destruction to the landscape. I will never understand what motivates people to tag graffiti on mother nature. Aside from that, this is a great hike and the views from the mine are absolutely amazing.

This is an extremely hard trail, but completely worth it. The waterfall was amazing! We got lost a couple of times and we ended up doing 14 miles round trip. If it wasn’t for the miners we never would of found the trail that leads to the waterfall!

Good trail. A bit hot today, but we enjoyed it. We went past the Bridge to Iron Fork camp. It wasn’t easy!

When we first got there around night time we carried all our gear to the camp ground set up tent and got some good rest.around 6:30am we set out on the trail on a good pace we had three kids with us age ranging from 9-12 each with there own camel pack and snack.we got the bridge me and my girlfriend both bungee jumped and after that kept walking to the other side of the bridge and jumped in the water with the kids.hiked back and did it again the next day.

hiking
21 days ago

Bighorn Mine is just sublime! This hike is awesome!
It's relatively short and easy. It has epic views throughout, a good amount of foresty tree shade throughout, and the mine itself is a wonder in it's own right. The platform of the main structure is a great play to chill in the shade and soak in the mountain views. Up to the left of the structure is the main entrance to the mine. It has a door on the mine that can be open, and then are warnings of death! If you've got a headlamp or flashlight and you are not afraid, walk a few hundred feet into the mine to get to a juncture where there is water flowing to another mine opening nearby, yet water is flowing, so I stopped at the juncture.

All in all, I had an amazing hike. This is now one of my favorites. I filmed and edited a vlog for this trail. You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/TmPHA197BgI

Also here's some music for the trail: http://sptfy.com/G00

great hike. have gone 2x's now. a little Zion Narrows with path hiking and rock climbing all in one. plus great bridge to have lunch under.

Went on memorial day. We started at 8am. Took 2 hours to hike in. Lots of people on the way back out. Bring lots of water, 3L minimum. You can purchase your adventure pass at the ranger station at the bottom of the mountain for $5. Bring plenty of sunscreen,.

Thank you to the la county sheriffs dept.! Keeping the public safe by giving everyone tickets! Adventure pass + 62 dollar ticket. Rad! Thanks guys, keep keeping the hikers safe!

lots of people on the trail. Bring plenty of water. try to stay on the right side of the stream as much as possible.

Fun even if it’s a bit more choose your own adventure style hiking for a bit (owing to some washed out sections of the trail and poor trail markings). Follow the river/creek for most of it, if you have AllTrails pro put the tracker on before you lose service to have a map to refer to. It was a busy holiday weekend so I was rarely out of sight of other people and therefore didn’t stray far from the trail. Adventure pass needed and make sure to park in a designated area...police ticket here regularly. Hat, sunscreen and lots of water are a must as it’s sun exposed 90% of the hike. I had water shoes with me but it got to be a pain to swap out so much from my boots that I just gave up halfway and went with the wet boots...which worked out fine actually. Much more level than I was led to believe.

Super fun trail! There’s a lot of stuff to see. We actually got lucky and saw a couple rams eating on the mountain side, it was so cool. Such bullshit though I got a ticket even though I parked in a legit spot with an adventure pass. So wack! Besides that it was a blast and I will definitely do it again, I guess I’m just gonna ask the Rangers where a good spot to park when the lot is full?

Adventure pass needed. Great long hiking trail. Due to rock and land slides, parts of the trail was lost. Can get wet when crossing streams. Saw 8 long horn sheeps along the way. Will definitely comeback.

Great trail. Not far from Azusa. Decently long hike to the bridge and mostly flat. Lost the trail for most of the trip to the bridge making it longer and harder. I mostly followed the river the length of the trip. A bunch of water crossings were needed. Saw 7 mountain sheep along the way.
A few people seemed to be living in the canyon and mining along the river.

hiking
1 month ago

An easy to moderate hike with incredible views of Mt. Baldy and surrounding peaks. It's a busy trail, but worth it.

Great place to go back packing passed bridge to nowhere. Highly recommend it

This hike is a moderate hike with some uphill inclines and some washed away path areas but nothing that can’t be done. Beautiful views and a fun hike!! At the end is an old mine that you can go in just remember to bring a good flashlight!

Beautiful trail and water fall.

hiking
1 month ago

BEAUTIFUL view at the end! Very rewarding!
An easy hike, with some inclines to give you a little sweat. Love love this hike!

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