Trail & Water Conditions: Bridge to Nowhere, February 27 2016 has a great write-up on this hike located here: HIKING THE EAST FORK OF SAN GABRIEL RIVER TO THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE

I have a bunch of photos to post and plan to write more about our trip, but for now, here are some notes on what we found:

  • Get there early. We arrived at the trailhead around 6:30 AM and the parking lot was nearly full. This was in February. I can’t imagine how busy it is late spring or early summer.
  • There were lots of flowers that were starting to bloom. I would imagine that by the second week of March, it will be very beautiful.
  • At first, some in the group tried to keep their dry. You’re better off realizing that your feet will get and going in on your own terms – ie don’t fall in b/c you’re trying to stay dry.
  • At it’s deepest, the water was about mid-calf deep where we crossed. With the precipitation coming over the next few days though, this will likely change.


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The conditions were excellent for testing the winter traction devices I’ve received over that last few weeks: