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Segment: Gabrieleno Trail: Red Box to Valley Forge Trail Camp
Stats: Red Box to Valley Forge: 2.3 miles, 1,160′ loss. Valley Forge to Red Box: 2.3 miles, 1,160′ gain. Round Trip: 4.6 miles, 1,160′ gain and loss.
Last Hiked: 2-21-2016
View at Trailhead looking down stairs that begin the trail.
Less than a mile from the start, the trail crosses Rincon Red Box Road. Head toward the center of the road.
As you get close you will notice a sign indicating where the trail continues just to the right of the center of the curve (but left of the road).
If coming from the opposite direction (e.g. from West Fork) the view is as shown below, just cross the road to continue along the trail.
A little further along the trail, you will pass Camp Hi-Hill
Not far after that, you will pass some cabins
The trail continues past the cabins and through some trees.
A little further along the trail, you will pass another cabin
Not far after the cabin, you will come to a clearing, head slightly right
and you will see a sign showing the continuation of the trail.
You will then come to a fork in the road. Down to the left is Valley Forge. Up to the right is the continuation of the Gabrieleno Trail to West Fork.
If coming from the opposite direction (e.g. from West Fork) the view is as shown below–Valley Forge is to the right and Red Box is to the left.
The Valley Forge Campground has picnic tables and toilets.
More photos here