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East Fork to Bridge to Nowhere

ca

Star Star

Distance: 10.1 miles


A 10-mile river-hopping trek down the East Fork of the San Gabriel River, following the path of an attempted road. This hike features beautiful riverside scenery, colorful history, and the Bridge to Nowhere -- a 120 foot high concrete bridge in the middle of the canyon.
  • Gate
  • River View
  • Heaton Flats
  • Trail to ridge
  • Old Pavement
  • River View 3
  • Wilderness Boundary
  • River View 2
  • Stone Arrow
  • More Pavement
  • Bridge to Nowhere

This is one of Southern California's best hikes, and great to do on a hot day.  Lots of river crossings and plenty of opportunities for swimming will help keep you cool on your way to the Bridge to Nowhere -- which is also California's only bungee jumping destination.  This trail offers difficult side-trips to remote peaks and abandoned mines, as well as shorter routes to Southern California's deepest gorge and a beautiful riverside campsite.

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Star Star
Teresa Diaz
Aug 14, 2013

VERY IMPORTANT! If you are an experienced hiker/backpacker, this trail will upset you. People have trampled through this beautiful area, threatening gold diggers camp out for long period of times and have illegally segregated their area off-limits to anyone, there are gold-digging holes every where along this beautiful creek, taggers have gotten a hold of vulnerable rocks and signs and there is garbage everywhere. Don't go on the weekend unless you enjoy being surrounded by loud hoards of college kids wanting to bungee jump or trash the trails and river banks with water bottles and wrappers. :(

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