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Crystal Lake

San Gabriel River Trail, Azusa, CA
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Mountain drive

Lovely drive in the San Gabriel Mountains with numerous places to stop for scenic views. Many... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2018
Jean H
,
Lincoln
via mobile
A beautiful place in the mountains!

With partner and family members we drove up Azusa Blvd. in Hacienda Heights all the way to the... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
JimboPhotoman
,
Hacienda Heights, California
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San Gabriel River Trail, Azusa, CA
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Lovely drive in the San Gabriel Mountains with numerous places to stop for scenic views. Many twists and turns but worth it for the views.

Thank Jean H
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

With partner and family members we drove up Azusa Blvd. in Hacienda Heights all the way to the foothills. Then up to San Gabriel Dam where we stopped and took pictures. The air was cool, pure blue skies, little traffic. In other words, perfect conditions....More

2  Thank JimboPhotoman
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

We went to Crystal Lake unaware of what to expect. We were having Brunch and suddenly decided to pay this place a visit. I am not sorry we did. It is a beautiful place, peaceful and large enough to get lost. Some of us got...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Crystal Lake is a beautiful drive up highway 39. It is an easy walk to the lake. It was non-existent during the drought. Now, it is filling up again. If you are lucky you will see some deer. The people who run the place are...More

2  Thank Henry P
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

from the time you turn onto the road in Azusa to head up to crystal lake you will be climbing. it's about 26 miles and well over 5000' of elevation gain, so you are looking at an average of some 200 ft per mile, which...More

1  Thank al g
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is a little off-beat as reviews of a hiking area goes but there's a little gem few people know about and that's the Crystal Lake General Store and/or Cafe. Adam is the owner/ cook and he's great at cooking and just a general all-around...More

3  Thank FlashbackFour
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

The drive up to Crystal Lake is half the fun of getting there. The other half is the piping hot bowl o chili and a burger at the lodge next to the lake open late spring until fall.

2  Thank frazgo
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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

looking for a relaxing way to spend a day or a weekend in socal. Head up to Crystal Lake in the San Gabriel mountains. Just about an hour drive outside of the city, and you're trasported into another, more peaceful world to unwind with nature....More

1  Thank Matt C
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Reviewed February 4, 2016

If you want to have a great motorcycle ride go to crystal lake. The road there is just great to ride. .When you get there some times the little cafe might be open if so try there chili very good. as FAR AS A LAKE...More

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed January 26, 2016

We came to Crystal Lake via the Lake road…so much fun to drive and so beautiful. The café has a standard menu of breakfast and lunch items. My burger and fries were simply okay. Inside the café is sorta a general store. Owner and family...More

1  Thank Jimmy P
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