Angeles National Forest

701 N Santa Anita Ave Arcadia, CA 91006
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  • Angeles National Forest
    Erin K
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    5 Oct 16, 2013

    I went on a great hike in Angeles National Forest the first week I moved here. The Switzer Falls trail is a winding path that criss-crosses over streams, through the forest, along the side of a cliff (scary part!) and finally makes its way down to a beautiful waterfall that you can jump into. It's amazing to think that this is available just a quick drive from busy Los Angeles, but in truth there is a lot of hiking in the area - and Angeles National Forest has some of the best trails. There's also a great bike path up in the mountains here - closer to Arcadia - that is relatively flat and family-friendly.

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  • Angeles National Forest
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    What can you say about a National Forest? Angeles National Forest is one of the most beautiful. Haven't been there in almost 30 years but how could it not still be beautiful?

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Angeles National Forest is often described as Los Angeles's "backyard." Encompassing 650,000 acres, the forest provides a network of trails and varying climates and terrain, including patches of desert. Located in the San Gabriel Mountains, the area is fully equipped with camping spots, picnic stations, and park ranger information booths that provide maps and mountain passes for visitors.