Advanced Day Hike: Switzer Falls in the San Gabriels


Join us on Sunday, July 22, for a hike to Switzer Falls. All Trails offers the following description: “This is a …. 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.”

Difficulty: High. Participants must be experienced hikers in top physical condition. Not for beginners. Our hike will be approximately 3.5 miles.

What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, sun glasses, boots, picnic lunch and two quarts of water required. Optional snack to share. Additional water may be advised at this time of year.

Where to meet: at the La Canada ride share point, just two blocks north of where the Angeles Crest Highway climbs from the 210 towards the mountains. From the 210 freeway, exit at Highway 2, the Angeles Crest or “Highway to the Stars” and drive uphill towards the mountains. There is an island on the east side of the road where we can park. For navigation, use “Milmada Dr. and Flanders Rd., La Canada Flintridge.” We will then carpool up to the trailhead, approximately 20 minutes up the highway, 15 miles north of La Canada.

When: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 8:30 am.

Special Note: $5 Adventure passes required for all drivers. We can stop at the Clear Creek Ranger Station near that trail head to obtain them, or you may obtain one in advance at your local sporting goods store, or at the Union 76 gas station just below the 210 exit on to the 2 in La Canada.

Leaders: Shao-Yi Qian (AB’ 2015 econ); Bill Sullivan (AB ’90).

Questions: Bill at Cell for day of hike, only: 818-209-9439.



Event Information

Cost: The hike is free, however, a $5 Adventure pass is required for all drivers


8:30AM - 2:30PM Sun 22 Jul 2018 ( Timezone: Pacific )


Milmada Dr. and Flanders Rd.
Milmada Dr. Flanders Rd.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91001

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Bill Sullivan AB’90