San Dimas, CA
Adventurer | 371 pts
I went on a Saturday in January at about 2pm and was surprised how quiet it was considering how nice the weather was. I took my car and parked in their car park, it was $10 to park which was high considering what you get when you get past the gates.
There are lots of picnic tables and shaded areas, lots of barbecues and public toilets right next to the car park, so it would be a nice place to come for a picnic with the family. There is also quite a lot of open grass area with a couple of baseball fields too (nothing fancy however!). I imagine it gets very busy at peak times/seasons which probably wouldn’t be as fun! I went looking for the trail but was disappointed by it. Some of it is paved when you are walking alongside the water, and you never really get the feeling you are on a ‘hike’. This is more like a place to go and hang out with the family one afternoon, not for the serious hiker. Personally I like to hike away from lots of other people and like to get away from civilization for a while. This is definitely not the place for anyone who likes to do the same!
There is a separate parking lot for people with boats, and lots of places to launch a boat from if you bring one. Of course you have to pay to do this though! You can also pay to rent bikes, boats, jet skis and fishing gear.
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