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Los Angeles, CA: East Fork to Bridge to Nowhere

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Distance: 10.1 miles


This 10-mile trek down the East Fork of the San Gabriel River ends at the 120-foot-high Bridge to Nowhere, a popular bungee jumping destination.
  • Gate
  • River View
  • Heaton Flats
  • Trail to the ridge
  • Old Pavement
  • River View
  • Wilderness Boundary
  • Trailside Views
  • Stone Arrow
  • More Pavement
  • Bridge to Nowhere

This 10-mile out-and-back zigzags along the East Fork of the San Gabriel River into a narrow canyon with steep walls. The trail fords the river several times, passes Gold Rush Era mines, and ends at the Bridge to Nowhere, where hikers see the leftovers of an abandoned 1930s road project. The 120-foot-high bridge is a popular launching platform for bungee jumpers.

Washouts are frequent on this trail, so pack water shoes and expect to get wet (and occasionally off course). In the first 2.2 miles, you'll cross the river a handful of times and see blast marks of the defunct Shoemaker Canyon Road to the west. From border of Sheep Mountain Wilderness, link sections of weathered road and rough trail to the famous bridge. Backtrack to trailhead when done.

-Mapped by Casey Schreiner

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