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Camping Without Worries

If you are thinking of a getaway far from the maddening crowd, look no further. This is it but the... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Los Angeles, California
Great Camping location

Went with my Girl Scouts multiple times, always had a great time. Much better now that more loops... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Duarte, California
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San Gabriel River Trail, Azusa, CA
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

It is definately a beautiful area. I remembered my dad bringing me here nearly 50 years ago and it has changed quite a bit. The lake was barely a pond and it was 75% covered with moss and weeds. I think the lake is maybe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank tim g
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

DO NOT GO!!!! The lake is dry!!! It was very disappointing. It was also a windy road. Go somewhere else.

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Jackie-n-Don
Reviewed 22 July 2018

If you are thinking of a getaway far from the maddening crowd, look no further. This is it but the getaway is for those who love the outdoors. Meaning- get out and stay out in tents ( though the option to hire a cabin exists,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank reribh
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Went with my Girl Scouts multiple times, always had a great time. Much better now that more loops are open. We always enjoyed ourselves. There is definitely wildlife, so be ready and don't leave your food out.

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank chiquens
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely drive in the San Gabriel Mountains with numerous places to stop for scenic views. Many twists and turns but worth it for the views.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JeanH598
Reviewed 6 December 2017

With partner and family members we drove up Azusa Blvd. in Hacienda Heights all the way to the foothills. Then up to San Gabriel Dam where we stopped and took pictures. The air was cool, pure blue skies, little traffic. In other words, perfect conditions....More

Date of experience: November 2017
5  Thank JimboPhotoman
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We went to Crystal Lake unaware of what to expect. We were having Brunch and suddenly decided to pay this place a visit. I am not sorry we did. It is a beautiful place, peaceful and large enough to get lost. Some of us got...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank MissDWilson
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Crystal Lake is a beautiful drive up highway 39. It is an easy walk to the lake. It was non-existent during the drought. Now, it is filling up again. If you are lucky you will see some deer. The people who run the place are...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Henry P
Reviewed 17 May 2017

from the time you turn onto the road in Azusa to head up to crystal lake you will be climbing. it's about 26 miles and well over 5000' of elevation gain, so you are looking at an average of some 200 ft per mile, which...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank joemontana16
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a little off-beat as reviews of a hiking area goes but there's a little gem few people know about and that's the Crystal Lake General Store and/or Cafe. Adam is the owner/ cook and he's great at cooking and just a general all-around...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank FlashbackFour
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Ricky H
20 November 2017|
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Does Azusa river have any running water at the time?