- Recreational opportunities in this Wilderness Area included numerous hiking and backpacking trails leading to the many peaks, canyons, rivers and streams. Entry points at West Fork/ Lower Bear Creek, Coldbrook/ Upper Bear Creek, Devil's Canyon, Three Points, Mt. Waterman Trail from Buckhorn. Wilderness permits not required for entry.
Horseback riding, hiking, and backpacking are enjoyed on this wilderness area.
The San Gabriel Wilderness Area is located north of the LA Basin within the Angeles National Forest. A wilderness permit is not required for entry into the San Gabriel Wilderness. The three access points into the Wilderness area from Highway 2 are: (1) near the Chilao Visitor Center at Devil's Canyon Trailhead, (2) at the junction of the Santa Clara Divide Road and Highway 2 at the Three Points Trailhead, and (3) near Buckhorn Campground at the Mt. Waterman Trailhead. An Adventure Pass or Golden Passport is required for parked vehicles at trailheads.
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