Angeles National Forest, Arcadia
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Spectacular, especially compared to other California "forests" that aren't. This one is lush and even has some fall colors. We came here from the southeast direction, from I-15N up SR 138W and then SR... read more »
we spent one night at the table mountain campground during the labor day weekend. the sites are nicely spaced, not too crowded. the camp host was friendly. the cost was $20 per night. it was Saturday ... read more »
A drive along Angelus Crest highway (route 2) through Angeles National Forest is a great way to unwind and escape the heat and the traffic in the summer. The views are amazing. There are numerous plac... read more »
The Los Angeles National forrest is a amazingly beautiful place, it contains lots and lots of different areas for different tastes or interest such as those who like to sky snowboard in the winter they can go up towards "Mountain High Ski Resort" Those who like to camp well there's a plethora of camping grounds at different altitudes so u if u look ahead of ur trip u can find the perfect spot for you and ur friends.. Like hiking? There many "hidden" gems to be found in this national forrest such as the water falls (very seasonal and only run during rainy season) such as "cooper canyon fall" How about just a day picnic in deep inside majestic mountains? Well there are many places for just a day picnic or even a Birthday celebration in the oudoors.. there are many places complete with bbqs and tables/ benches (pls be extra careful with the fires inside ANY forrest) there is a ton of fun to be had inside of this place.
ANF offered two great hikes for my wife and I. Both times we went to the Switzer Falls area. You have to get past a bit of stench from the not-so-porta-potties, but once you get to the trails it's very nice. The first time, we went to the left (which does NOT go to the Falls). This path was a bit overgrown for our tastes, but was still an excellent hike. Other than the overgrowth, this was a fairly easy hike - no major rapid changes in elevation. The trail to the right actually goes to Switzer Falls. This was a more strenous hike - it had a few rapid changes in elevation and switchbacks. However, we were there for a hike, not a walk, so it offered what we were looking for. After a couple of visits, we are looking into purchasing a parks pass to save the up-hill climb back to the non-pass parking (and to support the National Forests).
Some of the other places actually belong to ANF as well, such as Placerita Canyon, Eaton Canyon, La Tuna Canyon is on the way up from San Fernando Valley. Monrovia Canyon etc. The Forest itself is in two sections, one northwest of Highway 14 and the other southeast of it. The total area is huge, about the same size as the two valleys, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley, and adjacent to them. I would go a couple of times a month and never run out of new places to see and explore. But I have my favorite places I go back to as well. I would start with a drive up the crest and stop at the ranger station at the turn off to Angeles Forest Highway. Thats the station that the fire was named after. Ask what area are still closed.
Absolutely beautiful with plenty of things to do. Hiking, driving, snow play, camping, fishing. If you enjoy the outdoors at all, you must visit.
This hike was intense, for a bigginer if u aim for the peak of mountain. For those who strive and are successful I believe not a single one would regret the time and sweat they produced to be able to embrace that scenery . Beautiful and breathing! Glad it was something I accomplished before leaving Cali.
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