The Devil’s Hike

Sep 18, 2011

Well, not the devil’s hike, but a hike to the Devil’s Gate, which is not a supernatural portal of any kind but rather a dam, which, as far as we know, is not (wait for it) damned (our sincere apologies). You’re all of course familiar with the Devil’s Gate Dam, which is visible from the 210 as you head towards La Cañada, a vista which does not do much justice to the scenic treats to be had in closer inspection. Hence this hike, conducted by the Arroyo Seco Foundation. It leaves from the Westside Arroyo Trailhead (Washington Blvd. & West Dr., west of Brookside, above the Rose Bowl) at 9 a.m. this Sunday, meandering along under a shaded trail beside the Arroyo Seco stream to the base of the Dam, whereupon participants will gaze upon “the face of the devil,” so named by Ben Eaton in 1858. We swear, this is not a Wicca event. More details here.

Hike to Devil’s Gate
Sunday, September 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Westside Arroyo Trailhead
Washington Blvd. & West Dr.
Destination: Devil’s Gate Dam

1 Response for “The Devil’s Hike”

  1. I notice the hike’s being led by Tim Martinez, in which case, GO! He’s a lot of fun — a young naturalist who knows all the plants in the Arroyo and can tell you all sorts of cool things to use them for, including how the native Tongva people used them.



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