Fish Canyon Falls Public Access Path is a hiking trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 721 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 565 feet. The Fish Canyon Falls Public Access Parking is near the trailhead.
Fish Canyon Falls Public Access Path Professional Reviews and Guides
"A quick trip to one of the loveliest waterfalls in the San Gabriels, this moderate trek on a recently restored trail takes you through a working rock quarry and into a beautiful riparian canyon before ending at a threetiered, eighty-foot-tall waterfall. You’ll pass the ruins of long-gone cabins along the way and more than earn a dip in one of the canyon’s swimming holes."
-- Casey Schreiner , Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books).
"You’ve heard “fish stories” before—tales of secret spots, anglers’ heavens and the big one that got away. This is a story about Fish Canyon and its enchanting but elusive waterfall, whose story has become as legendary a tale among Southland hikers as any fish story concocted by local fishermen. For earlier generations of hikers, Fish Canyon and its handsome 80-foot waterfall enjoyed a reputation as one of the most attractive destinations in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The five-mile round trip hike to the falls was considered a most pleasant front-country saunter. The good times ended in 1956 when the Azusa Rock Company began quarry operations in the mouth of Fish Canyon. This was in the era of dig-first-ask-questions-later, and the company was not required to explain—much less mitigate—the adverse environmental impacts caused by moving and removing millions of tons of rock."
--John McKinney, Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster).
"Time-traveling visitors from a century ago would have a hard time recognizing Fish Canyon today. Long gone are the dozens of vacation cabins lining the canyon and the dance hall at the canyon’s mouth. Today, the lower canyon is being chewed apart on an astounding scale by rock quarrying operations. These operations, however, extend only as far into the canyon as the Angeles National Forest boundary. Beyond lies perennially green Fish Canyon, its sparkling stream, and its magnificent, multitiered waterfall."
--Jerry Schad and David Money Harris, 101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert (Wilderness Press).
"Time-traveling visitors from nearly a century ago would have a hard time recognizing Fish Canyon today. Long gone are the dozens of vacation cabins lining the canyon and the dance hall at the canyon’s mouth. For the past quarter-century, the lower canyon has been chewed apart on an astounding scale by rock quarrying operations."
--Jerry Schad , Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press).
"Hike to one of the San Gabriel’s loveliest waterfalls. The 80-foot, three-tiered cascade puts on a tremendous display."
--Allen Riedel, Best Easy Day Hikes: San Gabriel Valley (Falcon Guides).
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