Garcia Trail to Azusa Peak

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Garcia Trail to Azusa Peak is a 1.3 mile out and back trail located near Azusa, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking & walking and is accessible year-round.

From the fire station, follow the path around the grass area adjacent to the station to begin the trail at the north end. The trail climbs steeply, staying primarily on or about the ascending/descending ridge. There's not much shade in route but the chaparral is thick and mature.

At about three quarters of a mile the trail crosses over to the west slope and makes its final pitch to the top ridge. This is the section that can be seen clearly from the city below.

At 1.2 miles you reach the ridge and the Glendora Ridge Motorway, a dirt service road closed to public vehicular traffic. Veer right (east), and take the informal path up the slope to Azusa Peak (2081'), about 0.2 more miles. Enjoy the views of Azusa, Glendora, and the San Gabriel Valley beyond. Return the way you came.

From the I-210 Foothill Freeway, exit at Azusa Avenue. Go north on Azusa Avenue (toward the mountains) and drive 1.7 miles to Sierra Madre Avenue. Turn right (east), drive 1.1 mile to L.A. County Fire Station #97 - 18453 Sierra Madre Ave. Park on the north side of the street in front of the houses. Walk up the driveway of the fire station. Garcia Trail starts at the north end of the grass area. If you are coming from the east, the fire station is 0.5 mile from Barranca Ave.

Park along the street in front of the houses.

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Is the Trail open now?

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Sadly the trail is closed. :(

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The trail is closed indefinitely :(

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This summit is gorgeous when you view the sunset and moon rise. Best ever. Only draw back is there are too many runners. Now its closed due to the fire. I was fortunate to enjoy these views!

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This Trail is closed January 16, 2014, until further notice due to the Colby Fire.
http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20140313/azusa-a-garcia-trail-still-off-limits

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FYI, some members of the Rosedale community are attempting to have the trail closed permanently because they don't like all the traffic / people parking in the neighborhood.

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Good short hike! Challenging at first but rewarding at the top.Although it's closed right now due to the fires.

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Great workout

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Due to fires in the area this trail has been closed.

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short but steep, great workout

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