Into the Wild: East Fork of the San Gabriel River

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Bridge to Nowhere
From the end of East Fork Road, it’s a 4.8-mile walk to the bridge—stranded in 1938 when the river washed away a proposed highway to the desert.

The Wildlife
Black bear and mountain lion tracks (and scat) abound. Large trout school in the pools. Nelson’s bighorn sheep come down for water and to look you in the eye.

The Narrows
SoCal’s deepest gorge is just beyond the bridge. Prepare for boulder-hopping and wading or swimming in the stream.

Ore Hunters
Gold miners work in the stream above the Narrows.
Tip: Stay clear.

You can pitch a tent at the Iron Fork (6.2 miles) or the Fish Fork (7.3 miles) sites.

Getting There: I-210 to Azusa Ave, which becomes San Gabriel Canyon Rd. Go north 11.7 miles to the junction at East Fork Rd. and turn right. Continue 6.8 miles to the parking lot at the end.