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There are more trails in the surrounding area than within the forest, but with over 500 miles of trails, there’s no need to com...Read more
When the Los Angeles sun is beating down on you, you definitely need an escape into nature; make the most of the beautiful day ...Read more
Tired of work and waiting for the fish to bite? No worries, your opportunity to fish doesn’t involve driving hours up the coast...Read more
Who knew that you could climb steep mountains in Los Angeles? Well, now you know! In fact, there are over 500 miles of trails f...Read more
Equestrians will love exploring the 557 miles of trails; riding is permitted on all trails except nature trails. There’s also h...Read more
The perfect place to kayak is Pyramid Lake, a beautiful reservoir located away from the bustle of Los Angeles. All of your boat...Read more
Tired of LA highway traffic? Yeah, so are we, just thinking about it. Instead of sitting on the interstate, come cruise over 30...Read more
There are quite a few classic climbs in the forest for boulderers and mountain climbers to try out. Check ‘em out on the Mounta...Read more
Winter in LA doesn’t really feel like winter, but it can if you head up to the mountains! There, you’ll find a snow-covered for...Read more
Heat too much for you? Don’t want to go to the beach where the water’s a little too cold and the sand a little too hot? No prob...Read more
Angeles has its fair share of wildlife, with the general motley crew of bears, raccoons, and mountain lions. If you’re camping ...Read more
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Camped here last Saturday and had the entire site to myself. The trail past the Switzer fork is a not well maintained. A couple downed trees you have to climb over, not a problem. The trail also has a lot of little fresh water pools along the way and several water crossings. Didn't really experience any curious animals during the night. Great site, no one there this time of year. I will come back again soon.
Around a 3.5 mile backpack from Switzer Picnic area. Great spot. Fire pits, picnic tables and although there is no potable water, there is a stream nearby to filter water from. About a mile upstream, there are a series of 10-foot waterfalls that you can slide down. Campsite is shaded under a canopy of trees. In my opinion, the ideal location.