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There are lots of excellent trail guides on the market. And I've gleaned much from them. The list below is my contribution to the literature for hiking in the San Gabriels / Angeles National Forest, and beyond. My desire is to help you have a great hiking experience in these mountains. In many cases, I offer my take on hikes that are covered by other authors, and in some cases, I present trail descriptions that are hard to find or non-existent in other works. I present two kinds of hike write-ups:

Hike Description - This is a complete trail guide designed to give you all the information you need to successfully hike the trail. In many cases, my write-ups are more accurate and up-to-date than the descriptions you find in popular books.

ReportHike Report/Blog - This is a narrative of my hike experience on that trail. Usually these are hikes that are well written up in the literature and/or on the web, thus you may need to obtain a good hike description for the necessary details to do the hike.

In the chart below, the hike numbers in the left column are from John Robinson's Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriels (8th Edition, 2013), which has been my primary hike guidebook for the San Gabriel Mountains (The 9th Edition was released in 2013. The numbering has changed but I have not yet changed my numbering below). See my Books page for reviews and information about the top trail guides for the San Gabriels.

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If you have any suggestions, corrections, updates, or reports, I'd love to hear from you. Contact Dan. Happy hiking!

 San Gabriel Mountains
  Waterfalls Waterfalls of the San Gabriels        
# Hike Location Miles Gain Per mi
15 Arroyo Seco to Oakwilde Altadena / ANF 10.0 900' 90'
19 Dawn Mine via Sunset Ridge and Millard Canyon Altadena / ANF 5.0 1200' 480'
C 20 Millard Canyon Falls
Closed due to 2009 Station Fire. For information call USFS at 818-899-1900
Altadena / ANF 1.4 150' 71'
(21) Tom Sloan Saddle via Sunset Ridge and Millard Canyon Altadena / ANF 7.2 2200' 611'
24 Echo Mountain (3207') via Sam Merrill Trail Altadena / ANF 5.0 1400 560
25 Rubio Canyon Altadena / ANF 1.5 380  
26 Henninger Flats (2550') via Old Mt. Wilson Toll Road / Eaton Canyon Altadena / ANF 5.4 1360 504
  Eaton Canyon Falls via Eaton Canyon Nature Area / Eaton Canyon Altadena / ANF 3.0 400 266
(29) San Gabriel Peak (6161'), Mt. Disappointment, Mt. Deception, via Red Box (Blog) Mt. Wilson / ANF 6.2 1860  
30/32 San Gabriel Peak (6161') with Mt. Disappointment, Mt. Markham, and Mt. Lowe via Eaton Saddle Mt. Wilson / ANF 7.4 1970 532
(34) Bailey Canyon Falls Sierra Madre / ANF 1.2 350 583
34/(39) Jones Peak (3375') via Bailey Canyon and/or Little Santa Anita Canyon Sierra Madre / ANF 6.6 2275 689
39 Orchard Camp (2960') via the Mt. Wilson Trail / Little Santa Anita Canyon Sierra Madre / ANF 7.0 1990 568
41 Sturtevant Falls Chantry Flat / ANF 3.7 700 378
41-44 Hoegees Camp Loop Hike Chantry Flat / ANF 5.0 1080 432
  Hermit Falls, First Water Trail Chantry Flat / ANF 2.8 680 514
  Monrovia Canyon Falls, Bill Cull Trail Monrovia / ANF 3.4 720 424
  Monrovia Peak (5409') with Rankin and Clamshell Peaks Monrovia / ANF 6.6 1977 568
  Mt. Bliss (3720') via Van Tassel Canyon
Azusa / ANF 8.5 2280 667
(49) Van Tassel Ridge via Fish Canyon trailhead
Rewritten July 2014.
First two segments of trail closed.
Azusa / ANF 2.8 1360 715
49 Fish Canyon Falls
New access trail opened 6-21-14
Azusa / ANF 5.4 750 277
C Garcia Trail to Azusa Peak (2081')
Closed due to January 2014 Colby Fire
Azusa / ANF 3.0 1246 886
  Summit 2843 via Silver Fish Road (2N28) Morris Reservoir / ANF 4.0 1300 771
(50) Mt. Wilson (5710') via Red Box, West Fork Trail Camp, and Kenyon Devore Trail (Blog) Mt. Wilson / ANF 9.0 2660  
58 Mt. Hillyer (6162') via Horse Flats Chilao area / ANF 4.6 702 305
  Winston Peak (7502') and Buckhorn Peak (Akawie) (7283') (Blog) Buckhorn area / Hwy 2 / ANF 1.25
1.2
500
400
800
666
60 Waterman Mountain (8036') (Blog) NEW 8-23-14 Buckhorn area / Hwy 2 / ANF 6.0 1300  
  Kratka Ridge (7515') (Blog) NEW 6-14-14 Buckhorn area / Hwy 2 / ANF 1.5 700 933
65 Mt. Williamson (8214') loop via Pacific Crest Trail (Blog) Hwy 2 / ANF 4.5 1600  
  Rincon Red Box Road to Summit 2908' Hwy 39 / ANF 7.0 1350 386
71 Glen Canyon Falls via West Fork San Gabriel River Hwy 39 / ANF 12.6
0.6
627 95
73 Smith Mountain via Upper Bear Creek Trail Hwy 39 / ANF 7.0 1825 520
75 Lewis Falls via Soldier Creek Hwy 39 / ANF 1.0 300 600
76 Big Cienega Trail to Islip Ridge Crystal Lake / ANF 3.8 1020 536
76 Windy Gap Trail to Windy Gap Crystal Lake / ANF 5.0 1756 703
76/77 Mount Islip (8250') via Hwy 2 and Windy Gap Crystal Lake / ANF 2.8 1000 714
(79) Hawkins Ridge Loop (Blog) Crystal Lake / ANF 13.0 3333  
  Mt. Lewis (8396') via Dawson Saddle (Blog) Hwy 2 / ANF 1.0 500 1000
(80) Throop Peak (9138'), Mt. Burnham (8997'), and Mt. Baden-Powell (9399') via Dawson Saddle (Blog) Hwy 2 / ANF 9.3 2530  
81 Mount Baden-Powell (9399') Vincent Gap / Hwy 2 / ANF 8.0 2803 700
  Shoemaker Canyon Road, "The Road to Nowhere" East Fork San Gabriel River / ANF 5.0 800 320
84 The Bridge to Nowhere and the Narrows via Heaton Flat Ranger Station East Fork San Gabriel River / ANF 10.0 1000 200
(86) Heaton Flat Trail via Heaton Flat Ranger Station East Fork San Gabriel River / ANF 6.2
8.8
2000
3654
645
706
C Colby Trail to Glendora Mountain Road with option for Upper Colby Trail to Summit 2583' and other options Closed due to January 2014 Colby Fire Glendora and Little Dalton Canyon 1.42
-3.6+
540 360
  Glendora Mountain (3322') Glendora Mt. Road / ANF 2.5 300 240
  Mystic Canyon Trail & Lower Monroe Rd to Summits 2760 & 3397 Big Dalton Canyon - Glendora / ANF 6.0 1180 526
  Marshall Canyon Trail La Verne 5.2 1180  
  Potato Mountain (3422') via Evey Canyon Road San Anontio Canyon / ANF 5.0 1200 480
  Stoddard Peak (4624') via Stoddard-Barrett Road San Anontio Canyon / ANF 6.0 1100 366
  Pine Mt.(9648') and Dawson Peak (9575'), via Blue Ridge (Blog) Blue Ridge / SBNF 6.0 3000  
90 Sunset Peak (5796') via Glendora Ridge Road Mt. Baldy / ANF 7.8 1456 373
91-94 Introducing Mt. Baldy Mt. Baldy / ANF, SBNF      
(92) Bear Canyon Trail (Old Mt. Baldy Trail) to Bear Flat and up Baldy's South Ridge (7755') Mt. Baldy / ANF 3.6
7.4
1260
3435
700
928
92 Mt. Baldy (10,064) via Old Mt. Baldy Trail (Bear Canyon Trail) Mt. Baldy / ANF 12.8
9.6
5744
5744
900
900
91/93 Mt. Baldy (Mt. San Antonio) (10,064') via Manker Flats - Devils Backbone Trail / Ski Hut Trail Mt. Baldy / ANF 6.4
8.4
2264'
3900'
707
928
(93) San Antonio Falls Mt. Baldy / ANF 1.2 250 415
95 Thunder Mt. (8587') / Telegraph Pk. (8985') via Manker Flats and Baldy Notch Mt. Baldy / ANF, SBNF 9.0 3525 783
96/95 Timber Mountain (8303') via Icehouse Canyon Mt. Baldy / ANF, SBNF 9.0 3403 756
96 Icehouse Saddle (7555') via Icehouse Canyon Mt. Baldy / ANF, SBNF 7.0 2655 758
97 Ontario Peak (8693') via Icehouse Canyon Mt. Baldy / ANF, SBNF 12.4 3733 602
  Bighorn Peak (8441') via Icehouse Canyon (Blog) Mt. Baldy / ANF, SBNF 9.5 3600  
98 Cucamonga Peak (8859') via Icehouse Canyon Mt. Baldy / ANF, SBNF 12.0 4300 716
...and Beyond
 Griffith Park
  Griffith Hiking Griffith Park - Overview Griffith Park /
Los Angeles
     
  Burbank Peak (1690'), Cahuenga Peak (1820'), and Mt. Lee (1680') via West Approach Griffith Park /
Los Angeles
2.8 1400  
  Mt. Lee (1680') - The Hollywood Sign Griffith Park /
Los Angeles
3.0 550 336
  Brush Canyon to Mt Bell with options to Mt. Hollywood, Mt. Chapel, Mt. Lee, and Bronson Caves NEW 9-15-13 Griffith Park /
Los Angeles
3.6 930 516
  Ferndell to Griffith Observatory Griffith Park /
Los Angeles
2.0 510 510
  Griffith Observatory via East Observatory Trail (#11) Griffith Park /
Los Angeles
1.5 421 561
  Mt. Hollywood (1625') via Griffith Observatory Griffith Park /
Los Angeles
3.0 500 333
  Glendale Pk (1184'), Hogback and Mt. Hollywood (1625') Griffith Park /
Los Angeles
4.25 1000  
  Beacon Hill (1001') Griffith Park /
Los Angeles
4.0 600 400
  Bee Rock (1056') & Old Zoo Park Griffith Park /
Los Angeles
2.4 600 500
 Verdugo Mountains
  Verdugo Peak (3126') via Wildwood Canyon Park (Blog) Verdugo Mts. /
Burbank
5.6 1800  
  Verdugo Mountains South: Tongua Peak (2656'), Mt. Thom (2440'+), Summit 2960'+ via Beaudry Motorway (Blog) NEW 8-29-13 Verdugo Mts. /
Glendale
5.5
8.4
1500
2230
 
 Hawaii
  Hawaii Dan's Hawaiian Adventures
Hikes in O'ahu
       


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