Down the Arroyo Seco

Altadena, California

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The Spanish colonists who christened Arroyo Seco (“dry creek”) evidently observed only its lower end—a hot, boulder-strewn wash emptying into the Los Angeles River. Upstream, inside the confines of the San Gabriels, Arroyo Seco is a scenic treasure—all the more astounding when you consider that its exquisite sylvan glens and sparkling brook lie just 12–15 miles from L.A.’s city center.
Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County

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Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County

by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)

The Spanish colonists who christened Arroyo Seco (“dry creek”) evidently observed only its lower end—a hot, boulder-strewn wash emptying into the Los Angeles River. Upstream, inside the confines of the San Gabriels, Arroyo Seco is a scenic treasure—all the more astounding when you consider that its exquisite sylvan glens and sparkling brook lie just 12–15 miles from L.A.’s city center.

© 2010 Jerry Schad /Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Altadena
Distance: 9.6
Elevation Gain: 450 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: ANF/LARD
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-min Condor Peak, Pasadena
Driving Directions: Directions to Down the Arroyo Seco

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