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Wiggle Waggle Video

Wiggle Waggle Video

Thank you, Jennifer Wieland for sharing Marlowe’s video with Darryl and Colleen Dunn Bates. Thank you, Colleen for sharing it with Hometown Pasadena. Please watch as Jen’s puppy, Marlowe Wheaton, takes on the sun, the heat, and the 3-mile route around the Rose Bowl, to participate in the 2012 Wiggle Waggle Walk benefiting the Pasadena Humane […]

Bailey Canyon Trail to Cabin Ruins, Sierra Madre

Bailey Canyon Trail to Cabin Ruins, Sierra Madre

Another in our continuing series on great hikes in the San Gabriels. 5-6 miles round trip; moderately strenuous Alternate: Canyon View Nature Trail Like the popular Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, this trail will take you winding up switchback after switchback through the San Gabriel Mountains past many a scenic lookout and to the […]

First Water Trail, Sierra Madre

First Water Trail, Sierra Madre

2 to 9.5 miles round trip; easy to moderately strenuous Alternate: Chantry Flat & Sturtevant Falls One of the few Angeles trails left untouched by the 2009 Station Fires, this hike offers shade to the weary traveler during the hot summer months of July and August. For an easy hike, make your way down the […]

Ben Overturff Trail, Monrovia

Ben Overturff Trail, Monrovia

Alternate: Falls Trail 7 miles roundtrip; moderate cityofmonrovia.org Perhaps the prettiest hike in the region, this trail goes along Sawpit and Sycamore canyons. Up high are views, chaparral and cactus; in the midranges are wildflowers and a green meadow; and on the lower elevations are a creek, waterfalls, oak and sycamore groves and lush fern […]

Sunset Ridge to Cape of Good Hope, Altadena

Sunset Ridge to Cape of Good Hope, Altadena

Here’s another one of our favorite hikes in the San Gabriels. 6 miles round-trip; moderately strenuous Alternates: Dawn Mine & Millard Canyon Falls For a hike that combines beauty, history, and exercise, walk up Chaney Trail and follow the Sunset Ridge Trail, which hugs the side of steep Millard Canyon. You enjoy views of the […]

Upper Arroyo Seco, Pasadena

Upper Arroyo Seco, Pasadena

5 miles round-trip; easy Alternate: El Prieto Trail Often called “the JPL Trail” by locals (JPL is next door), this is an ideal hike for hot summer months, following the Arroyo Seco stream under shady cover of bay, willow, sycamore and oak—although farther up the trail, much of the foliage remains destroyed or damaged from […]

Mt. Wilson Toll Road to Henninger Flats, Altadena

Mt. Wilson Toll Road to Henninger Flats, Altadena

5.4 miles round-trip; moderate Alternate: Eaton Canyon Falls Trails Enter Eaton Canyon through the Pinecrest gate, walk down into the canyon and head up the clearly visible dirt road. Head up to Henninger Flats, site of the L.A. County Experimental Forestry Nursery. The nursery produces tree seedlings (Monterey pine, cedar, Sequoia, knobcone pine) to reforest […]

Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, Altadena

Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, Altadena

5 miles round-trip; moderately strenuous Alternate: Inspiration Point Named for one of the great trail volunteers of local history, this route is popular with hikers seeking a good workout and a great view. It starts at the gates of the long-gone Cobb Estate, crosses over Las Flores Canyon and then climbs up a sunny, two-mile […]

Mt. Wilson Trail, Sierra Madre

Mt. Wilson Trail, Sierra Madre

Mt. Wilson Trail to Orchard Camp, Sierra Madre Alternate: Continue on to Mt. Wilson 7-8 miles round-trip, moderately strenuous You get it all on this hike: a sunny climb up the face of the San Gabriels, views to the ocean on clear days and a back-side forest hike through ferns, shady glens and little waterfalls. […]

Cherry Canyon Hike, La Cañada

Cherry Canyon Hike, La Cañada

2 to 8 miles round-trip; easy to moderate Alternate: Liz’s Loop and others lamountains.com This isn’t actually a San Gabriels hike-it’s a little-known series of trails through the chaparral of the San Rafael Hills on the south side of La Cañada, and it’s ideal for hikers who don’t have more than an hour. A new […]

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