to Islip Ridge junction.
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Big Cienega Trail begins off the Windy Gap Trail above its second junction with the South Mt. Hawkins Road. From there, it climbs westward above Big Cienega Spring through stately old growth pines and cedars until it reaches the Islip Ridge Trail. From this junction, you can hike one mile to the summit of Mt. Islip, travel to Little Jimmy Campground, continue the loop to Windy Gap or you can hop on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Directions from Azusa, CA: Travel San Gabriel Canyon Road 25 miles north to the Crystal Lake Recreation Area.
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Filed By: Ben White
Time of Day: All day Length of Time: Worked on trail Difficulty: Moderate Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl Recommend to a Friend: Highly Report: This trail is in an area closed by the Curve Fire of last year. We are working on restoring the trail in the Crystal Lake area. The fire burned up the hillside in the area of this trail, we worked on clearing deadfalls and repairing erosion problems. Those wishing to help can get information at www.sgmtrailbuilders.org Thanks, Ben White SBMTB
Lake Crystal Recreation Area
Hiking & Walking
Big Cienega Trail
San Gabriel River Ranger District
San Gabriel River Ranger District, 110 N. Wabash Ave.
, Glendora, CA, 91740, Phone: 626-335-1251, Fax: 626-914-3790, TTY: 626-335-1251 ext. 256