Top Adventures in Altadena

  • Hike Echo Mountain and Inspiration Point

    The trail switchbacks up the mountain before reaching the first historic marker, in 3 miles. These are the remains of the Mount Lowe Railroad, which brought customers to Echo Mountain Resort, also in ruins, nearby. Explore the historic sites, then...

    10.4 miles 2740 ft gain

  • Hike to and Rapel Thalehaha Falls in Rubio Canyon

    If you are new to canyoneering and want to do an adventure like this, reach out to the guys and girls at The Blue 8 target="_blank" who guided us through Rubio Canyon. They are a dedicated team of stunt professionals who train and offer personal i...

    3 miles 710 ft gain

  • Hiking to Eaton Canyon Falls

    The hidden forty-foot tall Eaton Canyon Falls fills an amphitheater at the top of Eaton Canyon Trail, tumbling into a wide pool that you can rest alongside or wade in. Normally the water is waist deep, but during this recent trip, we found the wat...

    3.7 miles 375 ft gain

  • Hike to Millard Falls

    To get to the trail, park at the Millard Campground Trailhead parking lot, where you'll find plenty of parking. Follow the trail that leads away from the lot and past the Millard Campground. If necessary, you'll find bathrooms at the campground. F...

    1 miles 200 ft gain

  • Backpack Eaton Canyon to Idlehour

    Idlehour is nestled deep in the Angeles National Forest, so it feels like you're in the heart of some untapped wilderness instead of six miles away from a bustling metropolis. The trail camp is accessible by foot through a variety of locations, bu...

    12 miles

  • Running the Arroyo Seco Trail

    Nestled next to the CA-134, this trail presents a relaxing atmosphere while only a 30 minute drive from Downtown Los Angeles and a 5 minute drive from Old Town Pasadena.From bird-watching to archery, this trail provides a peaceful atmosphere with ...

    2 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hiking San Gabriel Peak

    At 6,000 feet, San Gabriel Peak gives you one of the best views of the Los Angeles basin on the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.As you pass through Muller Tunnel, the trail will be littered with rocks and boulders. A lit...

  • Hike to the Teepee in the San Gabriel Mountains

    Hidden in the small community of La Canada, California, the trailhead is pretty hidden! From the 210, take the exit for Highway 2/Angeles Crest Highway. Head north (towards the mountains) for about a mile. As the highway begins to curve, you will ...

    3.2 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Hike to Mt. Disappointment

    From the 210 Freeway in La Cañada, take California Highway 2 north 14 miles up into the San Gabriel Mountains. Make sure you have your National Forest Pass (sold at REI or Ranger Station) or your Interagency Pass because they have started checking...

    3 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike Strawberry Peak via Redbox Canyon

    This 7.1 mile out-and-back hike offers some of the best views of the Angeles National Forest. With close proximity to Mt. Wilson and the San Gabriel mountains, you'll have plenty to take in. Make sure you bring plenty of water to stay hydrated con...

    7.2 miles 1788 ft gain

  • Hike to Switzer Falls

    Just off the Angeles Crest highway, you’ll find one of LA’s best waterfalls. There is a parking lot just next to the trailhead. If you go on the weekend and run into a crowd, there’s parking near the highway, adding a little distance to your trek....

    5 miles

  • Backpack Bear Canyon

    Parking: Parking is available at the Switzer Falls Picnic Area, or in the two overflow lots on the hill. You will need an Adventure Pass to leave your car parked here. Make sure to follow posted signs - there are some parking spots that do not all...

    6.8 miles 689 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Palmdale, California

      Coulter Group Campground

      Overview At Coulter Group Campground groups can relax and enjoy the experience of being outdoors without traveling far from the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Angeles Crest Highway,...

    • Palmdale, California

      Meadow Group Campground

      Overview Meadow Group Campground is located off State Highway 2 between the Manzanita Loop of the Chilao Campground and the Chilao Ranger Station, 26 miles north of the 210 Freeway in La Canada, Ca...

    • Pearblossom, California

      Bandido Group Campground

      Overview Groups of all types will enjoy staying at the Bandido Group Campground, which boasts beautiful scenery in a relaxing, rustic atmosphere. The site accommodates groups of up to 150 campers, ...

    • Acton, California

      Acton / Los Angeles North KOA

    • Azusa, California

      Jackson Flats

      Overview Jackson Flats is a group camping facility located next to beautiful Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, which holds numerous nature programs, hikes and activities on Saturdays during the summer....

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