Shortcut Canyon Trail

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, California

Elevation Gain3,403ft
Trailhead Elevation3,050ft
Elevation Min/Max3041/4687ft
Elevation Start/End3050/3050ft

Shortcut Canyon Trail

Shortcut Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 3,050 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,403 feet. The trail ends near the West Fork camp site. This trail connects with the following: Gabrielino Nrt, Gabrieleno Nrt 11w14; Gabrilienotrail and Rincon Red Box Truck Trail.

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Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books)
Casey Schreiner
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"Before the Angeles Crest Highway was finished, Shortcut Canyon was one of the major thoroughfares for hikers, trappers, and explorers looking to trek deeper into the San Gabriel Mountains. Today, there’s a good chance you’ll have the trail to yourself." Read more

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Trail Information

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Nearby City
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Angeles National Forest/San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Los Angeles River Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Chilao Flat, Mount Wilson
Local Maps

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Dec 2018