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West Fork National Scenic Trail

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 3.5 (6)

A relatively eash hike along a mostly paved road/path.


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7.5

Miles

12.0

KM

Point to Point

2,420' 738 m

High

1,562' 476 m

Low

1,177' 359 m

Up

323' 98 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy grades and fishing is permitted.

Catch-and-release only fishing is permitted in the wild trout preserve. Within 1.5 miles of the trailhead, fishing for keeps is permitted.

Adventure Pass required to park at trailhead.

Description

The start of this trail (actually a paved road) is at the junction with Highway 39. Park in the West Fork Day Use Area and cross the bridge to reach the road. The road follows the West Fork San Gabriel River. At about a mile, the trail intersects Bear Creek Trail; then within another 0.5 miles, it enters a wild trout preserve. The road climbs steadily over easy grades. There is shade along this path from oak, alder and sycamore trees. At 6.4 miles, the trail reaches Glenn Camp. The trail ends at the Cogswell Reservoir when it intersects with forest service roads.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

Trout. Oaks, alders and sycamore trees. Poison oak is abundant.

Contacts

Shared By:

John McKinney with improvements by Alan Coles

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  3.5 from 6 votes

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Photos

West Fork Trail - one of the many waterfalls seen that day
Jan 25, 2017 near Azusa, CA
These signs mark the begining of Bear Creek Trail along West Fork Road but there is no mention of the trail.
Dec 31, 2018 near Glendora, CA

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