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Best trails in Azusa

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Looking for a great trail near Azusa, California? AllTrails has 42 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Chino Hills State Park or Pío Pico State Historic Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park or North Etiwanda Preserve. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 19 hard trails in Azusa ranging from 2.7 to 22.5 miles and from 807 to 10,065 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Azusa
Top trails (42)
#1 - Windy Gap to Mount Islip to Big Cienega Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
Note: As of June 2020, the road to the trailhead is closed, so you will have to park farther away and hike towards the trailhead. The higher you get the more you are exposed to the sun. Some tree covShow more
#2 - Smith Mountain Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
Smith Mountain Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Azusa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#3 - Old San Gabriel Canyon Road Trail
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Please note that this trail borders private property, please be cautious to stay on the trail.Show more
#4 - Little Jimmy Springs
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
Little Jimmy Springs is about 7 miles long and located near Azusa, California. The trail is part of several trails available in the Crystal Lake Recreation Area and great for hiking and normally takesShow more
#5 - Mount Williamson and Pleasant View Ridge via Pacific Crest Trail
Pleasant View Ridge Wilderness
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
This trail approaches Mount Williamson and Pleasant View Ridge from a parking area before the Hwy 2 tunnels. It is slightly shorter than the trail from Islip Saddle. There are some steep sections 1) NShow more
#6 - Crystal Lake to South Mt. Hawkins Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 49 m
Please note that the road at the Crystal Lake Cafe and Visitor Center is currently closed. Show more
#7 - Crystal Lake, Mount Islip, Windy Gap Loop
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 59 m
Note: the road is CLOSED by Windy Gap trailhead, adding a three miles walk to the trailhead. The trailhead is in Angeles National Forest at the top end of Hwy 39, and within the Crystal Lake RecreatiShow more
#8 - Crystal Lake to Throop Peak
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 11.9 mi • Est. 6 h 47 m
Crystal Lake to Throop Peak is a 11.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Azusa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily uShow more
#9 - San Gabriel River Bike Path- San Gabriel Canyon to Seal Beach
Azusa, California
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Length: 37.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
This trail is accessable year round and has the most flowing water after the mountain snow melts in the spring months. With flat level ground and the occasional camel hump it's highly recommended for Show more
#10 - Mount Hawkins from Little Jimmy Campground via Pacific Crest Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Mount Hawkins from Little Jimmy Campground via Pacific Crest Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Azusa, California that features a great forest setting and is rated Show more
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