Fish Canyon Falls

REAL HIKE NAME: Fish Canyon Falls (access via Vulcan Material Company) – Azusa, CA

HIKE DATESaturday, April 27, 2013

MEETING TIME: 7:30am
(We’ll wait about 15mins as parking gets full quick)

HIKE LEADS: Janiece Cordova & Tony Ramos

HIKE LEVEL:  Level 4

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Find out more about hiking levels here:
http://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/ 

MEETING LOCATION:
4099 Fish Canyon Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
[Scroll down to the bottom for a map of the Meeting Point]

DURATION: 4 Hours

DISTANCE: 6 Miles (Round Trip)

TRAIL WALKTHROUGH:  Fish Canyon is a five mile round trip up an easy to moderate trail.Trail is narrow, you’ll see greenery, rock formations and some wild flowers. There tends to be plenty of poison ivy along the trail so keep within the middle of the trail. On the way there will be many narrow sections of the trail. It also includes having to step down a tree that has some wiring to help go down. There are a couple of water crossings that, although not deep, may possibly wet your shoes, so be prepared for this type of crossing. At the end of the 2.5 five mile up canyon hike is a three tiered 80 foot high water fall with pools at the bottom. The trail head is inside a working rock quarry called Vulcan Materials. As a public relations service, Vulcan Materials provides free parking and a continuous shuttle from the parking area to the trail head. Park and go to the tent where the shuttle stop is. NOTE: During summer time, the waterfall may not be as heavy flowing as other times because it tends to dry up to only a trickle, so don’t be caught by surprise. But, don’t let this stop you from taking this great hike!

WATER REQUIRED. WATER CHECK WILL BE PERFORMED. If you do not take enough water or are not appropriately equipped for this hike, you will be turned away from doing this hike with us even if you show up. Hydration packs are great for such water necessities. Please note, that we have expectations for Level 5 evening hikers. Read all the details.

REQUIRED: At least 1 liter of waer

RECOMMENDED: Comfortable hiking shoes/cross trainers, sunscreen, at least 1 liter of water. As a preventative measure, we recommend long hiking pants or wind breakers as there is plenty of poison oak along the way.

DOG FRIENDLY?:  Yes, but dogs must be on a leash. There tends to be plenty of poison ivy and the oils can get onto dog’s fur. Experienced hiking dogs preferred. This is not the place to break in a new dog into hiking.

INFORMATIVE LINKS:

HIKE RSVP:
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers?sk=events

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Read the Hike’s Details we link at the very top of this page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience saskatchewan pay day loans.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then RSVP for this event and show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on the details page for this hike).

MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
Contrary to popular belief, you know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suite your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.

DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
From the 605 Freeway:

1) Head north on the 605 to its end at Huntington Drive in Duarte.
2) Turn Right on Huntington (East) until you reach Encanto Parkway (about 3/4 miles). Encanto Pkwy is just past a 7 Eleven store. It does not have a signal light but does have a left turn pocket.
3) Turn Left (North) on Encanto Parkway and drive to the end of the road (about 2 miles).
4) At the end of the road and slightly to the left there are some wrought iron gates that you drive through to the parking area at Vulcan Materials.
5) Do not turn on Fish Canyon Dr., just keep going up on Encanto Parkway until it ends.
6) Park and go to the tent where the shuttle stop is.

From 210 Freeway travelling east:
1) As approaching the 605 Freeway take the Mt. Olive Exit North to Huntington Drive.
2) Follow directions above starting with No. 2.

From the 210 Freeway traveling west:
1) Exit at Irwindale Ave and Turn right (North) to Huntington Drive (about 1/10 miles).
2) Turn Left at Huntington Drive (West) and take to Encanto Parkway (about 1 mile).  Encanto Parkway is the first street over the bridge for the San Gabriel River.
3) Turn Right (North) on Encanto Parkway and drive to the end of the road (about 2 miles).
4) At the end of the road and slightly to the left there are some wrought iron gates that you drive through to the parking area at Vulcan Materials.
5) Do not turn on Fish Canyon Dr., just keep going up on Encanto Parkway until it ends.
6) Park and go to the tent where the shuttle stop is.

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