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Bridge To Nowhere, Azusa

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  • I hiked to the bridge for a bungee jump. And whilst I love the outdoors and exploring I think if my sole purpose had been to see the bridge I would have been slightly disappointed. It is quite cool to...  read more »
  • Been doing this hike for years now. There are quite a few stream crossings, so bring appropriate footwear. Insiders Tip: At the end of the hike leave the bridge and hike around the other side of the m...  read more »
  • The hike in in the am Wasn't to bad back coming back mid day was a little rough with heat!! Cross river six times so your feet will get wet! Bridge lots of water!!! 
  • Bring sunscreen! Great place to safely bungee jump off the bridge. 10 mile to and from the car, nice scenery, cool river crossings, pristine water and shaded areas.
  • Awesome hike! It's about 4.5 miles in and 4.5 out. Bring lots of water and be prepared! Just follow the stream and you well come across the bridge. On hot days the stream is an awesome place too cool off.
  • Went here to bungee jump. There's a nice river pool just beyond where one can cool off.
  • The Bridge to nowhere! This hiking tail sounds like an epic movie. What sounds better than potato chip, half dome, grand canyon, or THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE? Yeah that's right I did it. Like a boss! This hike is about 5 miles to the bridge give or take. So 10 miles round trip. Considering my group got lost a few times in both directions I would say 6 miles each way. It took our group about 3 hours up and 2.5 hours back. We kept a fairly fast pace only stopping for an occasional band aid injury or finding a lost team member. The trail is not always obvious because you are supposed to flow the mountains to the right of the river but sometimes we found crossing the river was easier and proved an easier path. My best guidelines since it was my first time was looking ahead in the distance for a person that signals the right path possibly or I started to try to track foot steps. I felt like I was in the show the Walking Dead because I had no idea what I was doing but sometimes it's good to take the lead. My group switched around the walking order randomly. I felt cool like Lock from LOST. I just plugged 2 very awesome shows to watch again. What to bring! No doubt! Bring hand sanitizer and a first aid kit. Wait what about water? Let's first start with the 2 items I forgot to bring. You may take a poo poo or have an accidental boo boo and I am glad someone brought it. Second important item you might forget a flashlight. I didn't bring one but I did see some people starting their hike at 3:30 pm with about a hour of sunlight left. Do the math and don't get stuck outside at night. Bring water at least a liter per person. I say bring 2 liters to be safe. It was a cold day but I finished 1.5 liters. Bring a cap, sunglasses and wear a cap. Bring a swimsuit for the swimming area under the bridge so worth going in the freezing water. Yes like and idiot I did it. The numbing water and chilly wind numbed my sore legs. I am lucky I did not get sick. Bring light healthy snacks and maybe a sandwich for lunch. I didn't like the snacks I brought so I was starving by the end of the hike. It surprising how hungry you get. Some other people brought alcohol which I don't recommend but I was a little jealous. I brought my phone to snap pictures but there is no cell phone signal so if you have a large group maybe a walkie talkie might be useful. BRING GOOD SHOES! I am not talking about high heels or Jordan bball shoes. I mean solid hiking boots or something with a lot of grip. I wore warn out tennis shoes and I was miserable most of the walk back because my feet hurt so bad. It hurts so good! I did read that this hike was easy. What the heck? I don't know if people are bragging or not in their reviews. I did see some people run the trail but I'm not hardcore. I consider myself in fairly good shape for an average Joe. I have gained a lot of leg strength so the hike didn't bother me but my feet hurt from bad shoes and I was sore the evening and next day. I don't recommend working out a day or two before the hike. I saved my legs and I am glad. If you don't hike much this may not be a good starting point. Try a short 2 or 3 mile first then work up to this trail. Although I saw small kids and miniature purse dogs on the trail. So if they can do it you can hut pass yourself and start early in the morning. Buy your Adventure pass for parking your car. Don't get a ticket just go to the Diner a mile before the summit of the parking area. I heard you can buy it at sport good stores but I didn't confirm. Well I did it! Nobody is going to say to you, "Did you even lift or do leg day?" You are going to have sexy legs by the end of this trip. Hike this once a week and eat well I can see everyone losing a few pounds. Good luck. I highly recommend it. I rather choose a cold day over hot for a trail this long.
  • Great hike! About 5 miles one way but totally worth it. Great scenery, awesome river hiking and great views. Bring water and snacks.
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