Down the Arroyo Seco

Altadena, California 91003

Down the Arroyo Seco

Down the Arroyo Seco Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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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. If you haven’t yet been freed from the notion that Los Angeles is nothing but a seething megalopolis, a walk down the canyon of the Arroyo Seco will convince you otherwise."

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5/12/2007
Nice easy one to take the kids on. Great views from the top.
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Trail Information

Altadena
Nearby City
9.6
Distance
450 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
ANF/LARD
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min Condor Peak, Pasadena
Local Maps