Exploring the Blue Ridge in the San Gabriel Mountains, CA
Where to Find the 12 Best Scenic Views in LA
San Gabriel Mountain Wilderness
A leisurely hike through an enchanted portion of the San Gabriel Mountains leading to a fifty foot waterfall. The trail from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls has been a popular hike for those wanting to escape the urban sprawl of Los Angeles since the early 1900's. This is an easy hike and perfect for anyone new to hiking but be aware that the last 0.6 mile return to the parking lot is all uphill. You will need a USDF pass, you can get a day pass $5 at REI.
Colinas Bluff Trail. A beautiful trail to see the Capistrano Valley stretched out before you. I recommend that you hike this trail in the winter, to see the snow on Saddleback peak and the San Gabriel Mountains and again in the spring when the hills are awash with bright yellow mustard weed.