Soldier Creek Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Soldier Creek Trail is a 0.4 mile out and back trail located near Azusa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.4 miles
52 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Directions from Azusa, CA: Travel San Gabriel Canyon Road 25 miles north to the Crystal Lake Recreation Area.

Worth it a lot

25 days ago

it was a bit hot on memorial day. around 26oC up here, while about 33oC down below in the suburbs.
biggest pines we ever seen. no people, trail is not marked, no cell signal, make sure to download the map in advance. some shadow. nice plants, reasonably wild. plus leftovers of old buildings and rusty junk. pretty flat trail, no climbing possible.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

One of my favorite hikes to escape the crowds. As of right now, the road to get here is closed due to mudslides.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Alot of bugs so be sure to put on bug spray. it was a short but great hike in the woods. oh and be prepared to drive 23miles up the mountain that was the best part.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Awesome trail in the woods below the Crystal Lake Store. Narrow in places with steep drops, I would not recommend this hike for small children. About 2/3rds of the way through the hike, you'll come to a nice stream. Hike back up to the road gets a bit steep but makes for a great workout. Definitely one of my favorite hikes.