Join Great Outdoors as we explore the low-elevation chaparral and sweeping views of the Little Tujunga area of the Angeles National Forest while visiting two natural springs.
MEETING: We’ll meet at 8:00 am at the Oak Spring Trailhead. This is located approximately at 9954 Gold Creek Road. (Map here.) Parked cars must display a valid Adventure Pass. We’ll start the hike at 8:30.
LENGTH: 2.5 miles / 900 feet (Oak Spring) - or - 8 miles / 2300 feet (Fascination Spring)
The beginning of the hike is the most strenuous portion as the trail zig-zags up to the top of a tall hill. Roughly halfway along the route is Oak Spring, which would make a great turnaround spot for those who want a less-strenuous hike. From Oak Spring we’ll climb to the top of Yerba Buena Ridge and then drop about 900 feet down to Fascination Spring. After a short break, we’ll backtrack to the cars.
There’s a good description of the hike to Yerba Buena Ridge here.
There’s no group size limit for this hike as none of it is in designated Wilderness. However, we highly recommend you RSVP so that we can reach you in the event of changed conditions. As always we recommend you show up with the “ten essentials” as listed here. This hike is mostly exposed (no shade) so sunscreen is a must. The temperature will likely be cool at first but will quickly become warmer, so a light and easily-removed warm layer would be ideal.
Reach out to hike leader Matthew Bokach at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.