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Address: 2240 Highland Oaks Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006-1527
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+1 626-355-5309
08:30 - 19:00
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Good place to take the kids

Just be aware that it is closed on weekends unless you RSVP, so it's best to take the kids on a school holiday or half-day. They have a half-mile hiking trail, picnic tables, a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 July 2016
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I took my Cub Scout Den on a hike up this trail to the waterfall. It is only about one mile up and back from the upper parking lot ( near the nature center) to the waterfall. Even in the drought there is water. The trail is well maintained, but there are a few places where caution is advised. Lots... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Just be aware that it is closed on weekends unless you RSVP, so it's best to take the kids on a school holiday or half-day. They have a half-mile hiking trail, picnic tables, a ranger's station with stuffed animals and exhibits, etc. If you are lucky, you can see some deer come down the mountain. You may even see a... More 

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Arcadia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

We took our grandchildren to Wilderness Park on the weekend. Be advised that it's important for you to make a reservation before hand by calling the phone number listed. It is a beautiful place for walks and hikes that it so wild but so close to home. There is a lovely nature center with examples of wild life in cases.... More 

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West Coast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

Not deep enough into the wild for me but an excellent choice to get First Time Campers acclimated. Camping is reserved for Groups Only but is also open for day visitors. The small 1/4 mile hike is surprisingly nice, as the terrain does change on this short easy hike. Including a very brief steep section. Traihead starts behind the museum... More 

4 Thank Bentheredunthat
Sierra Madre, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

We live close by and try to get the kids out into nature as often as possible, This place is perfect for us, safe hiking on well prepared trails that are great for a high energy 4yr old.

1 Thank Steve L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

The whole place can be hiked in 45 minutes and seems land-locked. But serene. I was in town on business and wanted to get a little sample of theSan Gabriel Mountain/foothills. This park was the best I could do. I walked for an hour through city streets to get there. The place was almost empty and there were zero campers.... More 

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