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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)

Azusa, CA

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East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere) is a 10 mile out and back trail located near Azusa, California that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Trail may be narrow and high.

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Bonita Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This hike was good. A lot of people though. Was disappointed to see graffiti everywhere.

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Bonita Falls Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a great find so close to where I live. The hike was a bit strenuous, but I an beginner. Make sure you bring a bag for your trash, and if you're a Good Samaritan, just help pick it up. After going down from the parking, cross the creek and follow the graffiti on the rocks, it leads to the waterfall, which is worth the entire trip.

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Bonita Falls Trail
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Bonita Falls Trail
by Jen EDX

9 Completed 5 Reviews

At first I wasn't sure if I was heading towards the water falls, but if you follow the stream into the mountains, then you're heading towards the right direction. Also it was easy. Just be careful with the rocks. parking is free if you're not parked by the restroom. Overall I loved it.

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Bonita Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike. We first missed the trail for the falls and kept hiking along the wash. On our way back we saw a graffiti sign and trail...that trail leads to falls which we missed when we got there.

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Bonita Falls Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

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Bonita Falls Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Nice waterfall, very rocky, lots of graffiti but very peaceful. Easy hike! Worth checking out.

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Bonita Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Good trail although I brushed up against some poison oak/ivy

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Lytle Creek Middle Fork
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12 Completed 12 Reviews

To get to the Lytle Creek trailhead you have to drive on a dirt road for a few miles. It was a bit rough so it was nice having all wheel drive, though it wasn't mandatory. There is a port-o-potty at the trail head. We started at 730am. The falls are off-trail from Lytle Creek at 2.6 miles in. We should have followed a stream joining up with Lytle Creek on the left (or south side) and then taken that up until it dead ends with the falls. But we accidentally passed the stream and then just took a left (south) at an indeterminate point, you walk off-trail until you meet the smaller stream and then follow it up to the falls. The falls were three-tiered. It was very cool, the water level was extremely low. The low water level allowed us to get the falls much easier, if the water level is too high it might be near impossible to follow the stream up to the water falls (you would definitely be hiking in water shoes). At the bottom of the final water fall the pool was quite deep. Two guys were planning to rappel down the falls, unfortunately we didn't get to see them do it. We ate a snack there and left because we were taking the middle fork trail farther to Icehouse Saddle.

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Middle Fork Trail to Icehouse Saddle, Lytle Creek
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12 Completed 12 Reviews

This trail comes up the backside of Icehouse Saddle. To get to the Lytle Creek (Middle Fork) trailhead you have to drive on a dirt road for a few miles. It was a bit rough so it was nice having all wheel drive, though it wasn't mandatory. There is a port-o-potty at the trail head. We started at 730am. We first went to the falls, off-trail from Lytle Creek, which was 2.6 miles in. We should have followed a stream joining up with Lytle Creek on the left (or south side) and then taken that up until it dead ends with the falls. But we accidentally passed the stream and then just took a left (south) at an indeterminate point, you walk off-trail until you meet the smaller stream and then follow it up to the falls. The falls were three-tiered. It was very cool, the water level was extremely low. The low water level allowed us to get the falls much easier, if the water level is too high it might be near impossible to follow the stream up to the water falls (you would definitely be hiking in water shoes). At the bottom of the final water fall the pool was quite deep. Two guys were planning to rappel down the falls, unfortunately we didn't get to see them do it. We ate a snack there and left because we had much more trail to cover.
It was difficult to find the trail again which leads up to Icehouse Saddle. After wandering around a bit we finally found it going straight up a ridge. From here out it was quite a steep, rough trail. Not many people take this trail so it was quite difficult. It had a strong slope to it, not a nice flat cut in the slope so it hurt the outside tendon of my knee facing downhill. The last mile was very steep, and I was very tired by this point. This unkept trail exhausted me, I would not take this trail again to the saddle, only to the falls. We got to Icehouse Saddle at 6.6 strenuous miles in and had lunch. The way down hurt my other outside knee tendon, at least it balanced out. It took 4 hours up (including waterfalls) and 2.5 hours down, we stayed at the saddle for half an hour. Thunder and lightning started right as we were finishing the trail. It rained once we got off the dirt road and stopped when we got to the freeway.
I would have rated it a 1/5 stars if not for the waterfall we stopped at. I hate unkept trails. The saddle rules though, but I'll get to it from the Baldy side from now on.

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