San Gabriel River's West Fork West Fork National Scenic Trail

Glendora, California 91741

San Gabriel River's West Fork West Fork National Scenic Trail

San Gabriel River's West Fork: West Fork National Scenic Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Downriver, the San Gabriel (along with its sister streams the Santa Ana and the Los Angeles) is best-known for depositing the alluvium that now covers the surface of the Los Angeles Basin. Upriver, the San Gabriel has two major forks, each with a claim to fame. East Fork is known for its gold, West Fork for its trout. For more than a century, Southern California anglers have been hooking trout in the San Gabriel River. The Pasadena Bait Club was the most prominent of early West Fork fishing camps catering to men looking for camaraderie, rustic accommodations and good fishing. The 1890s were a particularly grand time to cast a line. While most anglers caught no more than the limit—50 (!) fish—others were greedy and some even used dynamite to “fish” for trout. California Governor Henry H. Markham was hardly an example of the conservation-minded sportsman; he landed 98 fish in six hours of fishing the West Fork. Finally, the California Department of Fish and Game stepped in to enforce limits and replenish the West Fork with fingerlings and trout brought in from Lake Tahoe."

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Trail Information

Glendora
Nearby City
14
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type