SMT: West Fork Trail Camp to Angeles Crest Highway [s]

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Segment: Silver Moccasin Trail from Angeles West Fork Trail Camp to Angeles Crest Highway

Stats: Angeles Crest to West Fork Trail Camp: 3.4 miles, 1700′ loss; West Fork Trail Camp to Angeles Crest: 3.4 miles, 1700′ gain; Round-trip: 6.8 miles, 1700′ gain and loss.

Last Hiked11-22-2015

Hikes:

Silver Moccasin Trail from Angeles Crest Highway to West Fork Trail Camp (6.8 miles, 1700′ of gain and loss)

View at trailhead across from parking at Angeles Crest Highway

View at trailhead across from parking at Angeles Crest Highway

Take the trail down and turn right at the junction with the dirt road below Angeles Crest Highway.

View of JCT (note sign post) for trail continuation from road to Angeles Crest Highway. View is in the direction leading up from West Fork Trail Camp.

View of JCT (note sign post) for trail continuation from the road to Angeles Crest Highway. This view is in the direction leading up from West Fork Trail Camp.

 

Further up the road on the left-hand side is the continuation of the Silver Moccasin Trail.

Junction of road and lower portion of the Silver Moccasin Trail leading toward West Fork Trail Camp.

Junction of road and lower portion of the Silver Moccasin Trail leading toward West Fork Trail Camp.

 

The trail begins by descending through burn areas and is exposed.  Bring lots of water–especially for the return trip up the canyon. Close to halfway down Shortcut Canyon to West Fork Trail Camp, the grade becomes less steep and the trail follows a stream that feeds into the San Gabriel River.

This section of the trail ends across the San Gabriel River at West Fork Trail Camp.

San Gabriel River crossing.

San Gabriel River crossing.

If coming up the Silver Moccasin Trail from West Fork Trail Camp, go to the west end of the campground to find the trailhead.

View of trailhead from West Fork Trail Camp.

View of trailhead from West Fork Trail Camp.

 

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