Canyons & Falls

Lower Lucas Creek Falls

Lucas Creek originates on the northwestern slopes of Strawberry Peak and travels for 2.25 miles into Big Tujunga Creek. The Angeles Forest Highway cuts across the canyon, dividing the creek into upper and lower sections. This lower section, Lower Lucas Creek has two secret short waterfalls of 25 feet and 20 feet that flow

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Josephine Creek Falls

Josephine Creek Falls is a majestic waterfall that drops 180 feet into Big Tujunga Creek. It's flow comes from Josephine Peak, named after a Josephine Lippencott, the wife of USGS surveyor Joseph Barlow Lippencott. Although it's a fairly easy hike, you won't find any official trails on topo maps. Popular with local canyoneers now,

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Vogel Canyon Falls

A beautiful 50-foot seasonal waterfall lies hidden in Big Tujunga. The hike starts from Big Tujunga Canyon Road (not at Vogel Flat picnic grounds). Simply head up-stream in Vogel Canyon, about 1/4 of a mile. When encountering a fork, stay to the left. Although only a quarter mile, the going is long since there

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Ladybug Canyon

The Angeles Crest Highway cuts through Ladybug Canyon which sits at 4,000 ft elevation. Its not known by name to many people but the curve is noticeable when approaching Redbox Canyon. Its headwaters are at Strawberry Peak and the canyon ends at Arroyo Seco. There is probably a seasonal stream that runs through there, but

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East Fork Alder Creek

A short trip description in the back pages of a 1930s a hiking magazine described of a place in the San Gabriels I had never heard of before: Little Grand Canyon- East Fork of Alder Creek From Charlton Flat, hike by road and trail, west down the canyon, following the canyon when it and the

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Cape Horn Falls

"...the narrow, heavily-wooded gash of Cape Horn Canyon. A quarter-mile up the canyon is Cape Horn Falls, once a favorite hike from Follows Camp." - John Robinson's Mines of the East Fork   Tucked away in Cape Horn Canyon lies a waterfall that comes to life only after a rainy season. The waterfall is seldom

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