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Beautiful park nestled against the mountains

This is a beautiful, out-of-the-way location -- visited here many times for Scouting activities... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Chuck M
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Arcadia, California
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... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
MaryMargaretMcMertz
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Pasadena, California
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Jul 19, 2017
“Beautiful park nestled against the mountains”
Oct 23, 2016
“Easy hike! Good for kids, especially Cub Scouts!”
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2240 Highland Oaks Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006-1527
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a beautiful, out-of-the-way location -- visited here many times for Scouting activities, but it has picnic areas and trails to explore. The road in is a bit narrow, but worth the trek to the top of Arcadia!

1  Thank Chuck M
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...More

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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...More

1  Thank MaryMargaretMcMertz
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...More

2  Thank DonnaandGene
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...More

4  Thank Bentheredunthat
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
Reviewed 6 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...More

4  Thank minnesotasparky
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Response from MaryMargaretMcMertz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash, but keep in mind that this is the wilderness. There may be snakes and other creatures on the trails and under bushes.
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