TRAIL: Cooper Canyon Trail
LENGTH: 6 miles round trip
DIFFICULTY: Moderate

Cooper Canyon 

One of our hiking club members, Jack Clough has been videotaping some of the trails that we hike. If you'd like to see his video on this hike, please follow the link below to U-Tube:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=sNEzbRa4q4Y&mode=user&search


DESCRIPTION: This beautiful canyon is surrounded by lush Jeffry Pine forest and Cedar Incense. Since it is higher in altitude, it is a bit more difficult, but cooler in Summer, and one of the most beautiful locations to hike in the San Gabriel Mountains. Deer are abundant, as are squirrels, Raccoons, and other forest creatures, plants and wildflowers.
There is a small waterfall that runs most of the year at the end of this trail. It is considered to be one of the best trails in Southern California.

HOW TO GET TO THE TRAILHEAD: Take Hwy 210 to Angeles Crest Highway, turn left (North). Continue for many miles PAST Mt. Waterman Ski area. Just beyond Mt. Waterman, look for Buckhorn Campground on the left. Enter Buckhorn Campground, park, and look for the trailhead, which begins there. An Adventure Pass is required to park here, so be sure to have it posted in your windshield to avoid a ticket. Also, since this is a long hike, be prepared with lots of water, lunch, snacks, first aid items, etc. Good boots are a must, and hiking sticks are helpful.


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