Los Angeles: Arroyo Seco Trail

This 9-miler travels a shady canyon with a handful of creek crossings to lovely picnic getaways in Angeles National Forest.
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This 9-miler travels a shady canyon with a handful of creek crossings to lovely picnic getaways in Angeles National Forest.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.2

Waypoints

ARS001

Location: 34.1934432983398, -118.168594360352

Walk N through yellow gate near Devil's Gate Reservoir on San Gabrielino National Recreational Trail

ARS002

Location: 34.2021102905273, -118.165252685547

Head straight (N) into Arroyo Seco on the remains of a 1920s road

ARS003

Location: 34.205451965332, -118.165840148926

L @ Y across bridge into shady corridor of white alders

ARS004

Location: 34.2088165283203, -118.169593811035

L @ Y; ivy vines creep up sycamore and bay trees. Caution: Poison oak lines path

ARS005

Location: 34.2171821594238, -118.176094055176

Ford Seco Creek, waist-high in rainy season

ARS006

Location: 34.2189407348633, -118.177200317383

L @ 3-way for easier path across creekbed

ARS007

Location: 34.2221984863281, -118.178108215332

L @ 3-way for easier path across creekbed

ARS008

Location: 34.2283210754394, -118.176750183105

Cross creek twice

ARS009

Location: 34.2323036193848, -118.178215026855

Stay L during times of high runoff

ARS010

Location: 34.2350120544434, -118.177696228027

Eat lunch @ Paul Little Picnic Area where two canyons branch off. Pine Canyon snakes E; Dark Canyon winds N. Return to car