San Gabriel Wilderness - Copper Canyon - Member Hike

Hike Name: San Gabriel Wilderness - Copper Canyon
Country: United States
State: California
Nearby Town: Pasadena
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From the 210 Freeway, drive north on the Angeles Crest Highway into the San Gabriel Mountains. The campground entrance is on the left after thirty-four miles at mile-marker 58.25. The trailhead is located in Buckhorn Campground near the lowest point in the facility. Follow signs to the Buchhart Trail. Note: If you see the Snowcrest Ski Area you have gone to far.
Total Hike Distance: 3.40 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Buckhorn Campground
Trails Used: Burkhart Trail, Pacific Crest Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Angeles National Forest
701 N. Santa Anita Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs, Horses
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The hike to Copper Canyon via Buckhorn Campground is on the Buckhart Trail which makes a moderate decent through a dry pine forest to Copper Creek and the Pacific Crest Trail. Here you have the option of returning to the campground, relaxing near the stream, or continuing on the Buckhart Trail for a short distance to a ridge with excellent views toward Burkhart Saddle. There is also a nice campsite near the intersection of the Burkhart Trail and the PCT.



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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
San Gabriel Wilderness - Copper Canyon - August 4, 2005 August 4, 2005 3 stars 2 hours BirdShooter


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