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    Islip Wawona Trail

    San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, California
    Elevation Gain3,722ft
    Trailhead Elevation5,568ft
    Elevation Min/Max5543/8118ft
    Elevation Start/End5568/5568ft

    Islip Wawona Trail

    Islip Wawona Trail is a hiking trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. It is 4.7 miles long and begins at 5,568 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,722 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. The trail ends near Mount Islip (elevation 8,261 feet). This trail connects with the following: Mount Islip Trail and Big Cienega Trail.
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    Glendora, CA
    Explorer | 31 pts
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    The trail from the Crystal Lake parking lot up to the first 2.25 miles has been cleared and re-opened with most of the safety hazards removed.

    Los Alamitos, CA
    Pathfinder | 181 pts
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    I cannot rate the trail, because I couldn't get to it. This trail guide says to drive to the Crystal Lake Recreation Area from Azusa along Hwy 39, but the road is closed about half way in. It apparently has been closed for several years due to fire damage. You may be able to get current information from . Strangely, even the Forest Service web page does not note the fact that the road is closed, although their road conditions page does: .

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    John McKinney
    "Trail connoisseurs appreciate the look—and feel—of hand-built Islip Ridge Trail. The moderate grade, well-engineered switchbacks, the rock work and the way the path gently crosses the land are due to the skill and hard work of many dedicated volunteers, particularly the San Gabriel Mountains Trail Builders. This trail to Mt. Islip climbs the forested shoulder of the mountain, and intersects a summit trail which leads to the peak." Read more

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