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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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Middle Fork Trail to Icehouse Saddle, Lytle Creek
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35 Completed 20 Reviews

Strenuous is right! This hike is strenuous alright, but not difficult. The trail was great with only a few loose rocky parts. For the most part it was almost a constant incline, but really no steep parts. It was definitely less abusive to my poor tender feet than Ice House trail. It starts out exposed and has some more exposed sections higher up, but there is plenty of shade on the rest.
11 miles doesn't seem that far, but it feels far after you've done it. If you go in summer go early and bring plenty of fluids. I brought 4 liters and ran out 2 miles from the trailhead, so did 2 others of the 5 I hiked with.
The road to the trailhead is rough, but any 2WD with adequate ground clearance can make. Don't leave valuables in your car or truck, as is not uncommon, opportunistic thieves sometimes hit the parked vehicles at the trailhead.
I'll do this trail again when the memory of the climb fades and my feet are less sore.

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Bonita Falls Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

it was a bit of a pain to get there crossing through the rocky path. pretty cold water. . but a beautiful view of the waterfall. hiked with my 5,4, and 2 year old children and the did it all by themselves minus like 2 or 3 parts. . other than the temp of the water and the rocks it is nice. kinda just a place you need to see not party. lol.. happy trailing. ..

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Bonita Falls Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Great Hike! Completed on 03/30/14 with 4 adults 2 (5 year olds) and 2 infants in backpacks. As others have said lots of rocks, some trash and a ton of graffiti. Was still an enjoyable hike!

Started off at trail head (unmarked) waded through ankle deep creek and followed the east side of the riverbed in to canyon. Waterfall was fairly easy to find end of hike was steep and slippery but well worth it. My family will be doing this again next spring

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Bonita Falls Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

One of my most favorite hikes! The trailhead can be hard to locate your first time, stay close to the left as you cross over the dry boulders until you see an opening outlined by trees. Continue all the way up to reach the waterfall. Beautiful waterfall, only downfall is the graffiti

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Bonita Falls Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

I came here twice the first time I thought it was amazing.. The waterfall is truly beautiful, however all the trash and graffiti ruined it. I was able to look past all the trash and graffiti because it was such a nice waterfall, but then the second time I went I ran into a tweaker with no teeth, and he refused to put his large dog on a leash when I asked politely if he could. He laughed and said "it was his backyard" while smoking a joint. Pretty gross, I wish the rangers would clean this place up, it's sad to see this.

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Bonita Falls Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

This used to be a great hike but due to all the graffiti and trash it's gone downhill fast. This last Sunday I went and got to the top only to find about 20 or so young adults up there drinking and hanging out. I mean really! it was so crowded and all I could smell was alcohol and smoke. so not cool. If you plan on going with kids I would suggest going early in the day. After about 3 the freaks come out and I don't mean that in a good way.

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Middle Fork Trail to Icehouse Saddle, Lytle Creek
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

A challenging climb particularly in hot conditions, you will need 3.5-4liters of water or alternatively bring tablets to use in the streams. Watch out for the occasional rattlesnake, though they give you plenty of warning! The course isnt well marked so keep an eye out for small rocks that define the route. The view at the top isnt particularly rewarding but the descent offers beautiful views from halfway down onwards. A good climb if you are looking to build stamina in preparation for bigger hikes.

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Bonita Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

how do you find the water fall? I tried to find it last time and hiked for 2 hours and never got to it.

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Bonita Falls Trail
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7 Completed 4 Reviews

Interesting hike... no trail... no signs... just follow the trash and graffiti???? Its a shame there is so much of both in the area. We started at the second parking lot past Green Mountain Ranch and worked our way across the creek bed and the boulders to the left side. There's some kind of a trail but not much, lots of ankle breakers (loose boulders/rocks) so wear your high top hiker boots. We found the trail to the falls easier than it sounded but helped when we came across two other hikers coming down and confirmed we were on the right path.

It's a different kind of moderate hike, not moderate by distance, or elevation gain... but the walking over the boulders/rocks and keeping your head up. Its all worth it though, the falls and pool are really great.

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Bonita Falls Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

I agree with Chris, the directions the ranger gave us were confusing. basically walk down to the creek and follow it until the wash from the left meets the creek, then follow to the left but stay close to the mountain. This will guide you to the entrance up to the falls.

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