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 Hiked8-10-2011

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

Take the trail down and turn right at the road.  Some tall burned trees will be close by on your right.

Further up the road on the left hand side is the continuation of the Silver Moccasin Trail.  There is no sign.  The last time I was there the junction was as shown below.

The trail begins by going through burn areas and is exposed.  Bring lots of water.

Close to halfway to the West Fork Trail Camp, the grade becomes less steep and the trail follows a stream that feeds into the San Gabriel River.

The trail ends at the San Gabriel River.

Across the river is the West Fork Trail Camp with picnic tables and outhouse style toilet.

More photos here

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