Bear Canyon Trail

Angeles National Forest, California

Elevation Gain2,803ft
Trailhead Elevation3,024ft
Elevation Min/Max2580/4075ft
Elevation Start/End3024/3024ft

Bear Canyon Trail

Bear Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within Angeles National Forest. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 3,024 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,803 feet. The Bear Canyon Campground camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Gabrielino Nrt.

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Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books)
Casey Schreiner
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"Love the experience of hiking the Arroyo Seco to Switzer Falls but want a little more solitude and privacy? This route travels deeper along the Arroyo Seco and into Bear Canyon, leaving the crowds at Switzer Falls a distant memory as it passes ?sh-?lled pools and swimming holes. Bring your sleeping bag and boulder hop all the way to the remote Bear Canyon Campground to really get in touch with the Front Range’s canyon country." Read more
Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"Bear Canyon, as secluded and beautiful as any small canyon in the Front Range country, enjoys the added benefit of good trail access from two sides." Read more

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Trail Information

Angeles National Forest
Nearby City
Angeles National Forest
Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles River Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Condor Peak, Pasadena
Local Maps

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Dec 2018