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.
Shortcut Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
-- Casey Schreiner , Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books).
"This great canyon course is located north of Mount Wilson and leads down to the west fork of the San Gabriel River. The upper sections of trail are exposed. The lower sections follow a tranquil, boulder-filled stream shaded by oak and pine trees. This is a wonderfully rejuvenating escape from the city."
--Stan Swartz, Jim Wolff & Samir Shahin, 50 Trail Runs in Southern California (The Mountaineers Books).
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