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San Gabriel Mountains

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This mountain range provides the only natural barrier to the expansion of...

This mountain range provides the only natural barrier to the expansion of Los Angeles.

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Fall colors along SR-2 Angeles Crest Hwy

Yes, you can see fall colors in Los Angeles County. Take the drive through these mountains on SR 2 for a spectacular visual treat. We actually started on the east side and drove... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Yes, you can see fall colors in Los Angeles County. Take the drive through these mountains on SR 2 for a spectacular visual treat. We actually started on the east side and drove westward in the afternoon and that was backwards. The lighting and photographic opportunities were better looking behind us for most of the drive. (Best to go west... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We drove through the mountains for quite a while before we reached the trail head and parked. There is ample parking, we came off of Mount Wilson Redbox Rd at the San Gabriel Peak Trail entrance. The hike was fairly easy, you can do it in 2 hours maybe less. There is one overlook that appears to be an old... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The first 2 days we were in LA it was clear and cooler and these mountains loomed over the city and could be easily seen if coming out of LAX or in Long Beach. As things heated up there were a little more difficult to see from a distance. Still, once we got into LA, they again were massive and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We went on Memorial Day and every where was busy, we managed to find a quiet spot over the east fork bridge. The unfortunate part is the graffiti, makes no sense to spoil the nature. We took a picnic up cattle creek and did a spot of gold panning, let's just say our flight home won't be upgraded or supply... More 

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Hod Hasharon, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Since I lived just below the San Gabriel Mountains for nine years, it is always wonderful to go back to visit. I especially loved to drive up the mountains on a clear day in winter when the snow covers the peaks. This last time was summer so it's not as green and you have to worry about fires.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Hiking in these mountains is fun! Small creek we walked along and our dogs could swim and stay cool!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Mt. Lukens, at just over 5000 ft, is the highest point within the LA city limit. I have heard that the Stone Canyon trail to Mt. Lukens is one of the tougher hikes in the area and decided to take on it. I am quite an avid hiker myself and have done many long day hikes (>10 miles, including the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

It's hard to believe you are so close to this much population. There are lots of hiking trails and streams easily accessible for day hikes and overnight camping (You need a permit). My favorites are: Old Baldy, 5th stream crossing, and Ice House Canyon.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

You'll see the San Gabriel Mountains from many venues in the LA basin from Pasadena & east, to when you top out on I-10 above Muholland. They run almost west to east and form the protective barriers for the valley. Lots of trails to hike, sights to see and specials to do. Driving the Angelus Crest Hwy. gives you a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Absolutely beautiful drive up the top at Crystal Lake. Very quiet and serene. Wish that I could have stayed longer. I am from the Green Mountains and the perspective is so much different then it is where I am from. It makes you appreciate the differences this country has to offer.

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