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Switzer Falls - Bear Canyon -- Switzer Falls - Bear Canyon: Hiking Trail Guide: Switzer Falls - Bear Canyon

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Switzer Falls - Bear Canyon


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Distance

4.5 miles


Elevation

600 feet gain


Difficulty

3/10

City

La Canada Flintridge ,CA (91011) 16.29 miles from you Weather Map


Trailhead

From Interstate 210 in La Canada, take Highway 2 north and drive 10 miles to Switzer picnic area on the right. Descend to the parking area outside the campground. You will see a footbridge over the stream leading to the trail head.


Description

This is a relatively easy hike into one of the loveliest sections of the San Gabriel mountains. The hike meanders back and across the stream running down the spectacular Arroyo Seco Canyon. The stream is lined with oaks and alder, with the water cascading over granite into mirror-like pools. The hike travels high above the 50 foot high Switzer falls, then drops back to the stream, where hikers can double back to stand at the base of the falls. After seeing the falls, travel down stream to the intersection with Bear Canyon, and travel up this spectacularly wild, steep walled canyon for another half mile or so to enjoy its wonders. More adventuresome hikes can continue up Bear Canyon for 2 miles to Bear Camp (not shown on my topo).


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