Bearpaw Aqueduct Trail
Hike during Fall Colors
We will hike in the forested area along the Aqueduct Trail (atop the aqueduct pipe that powers the ConEd hydroelectric plant at the entrance to Mill Creek Canyon). The hike combines views from Yucaipa Ridge and the twists and turns of the oak-lined Aqueduct Trail. We will traverse a few loose, steep parts on this trail, sturdy footwear with good traction is required. Trekking poles might be useful.
Bring Ten Essentials (click here), water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch and snacks. Sun protection and layered clothing are recommended.
Hiking Requirements - you will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.
Carry Emergency Contact Information (ICE).
Sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and adequate drinking water are required.
Contact Hike Leaders: Scott C. Email
Carpooling is encouraged and may be available if offered by driver. You are responsible for arranging you own transportation or ride share. Arrive a few minutes early for briefing and carpooling. Departure is at 8:30 AM. Distance to trailhead is 55 miles, approximately 60 minutes.
Bearpaw Reserve is 600 acres of steep, spectacular mountains with a seasonal 110 foot waterfall. Vegetation includes incense cedars, ponderosa and coulter pine, chaparral, and oracle oaks—a rare hybrid between black oaks and canyon oaks.
Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels
Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.