Big Dalton Canyon Trail

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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1-1.5h
Distance
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4.2 km
Elevation
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101 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Hiking the Big Dalton Canyon Trail is a fun experience in the Angeles National Forest of California that will get you outdoors for a breath of fresh air. While out on the trail, you will meander along a winding trail with little elevation gain, all while taking in the beautiful canyon views surrounding you. Be sure to have your adventure pass visible in your vehicle prior to starting your hike.

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Route Description for Big Dalton Canyon Trail

Perfectly suited for a quick and easy family outing, the Big Dalton Canyon Trail is ideal if you simply want to experience the beauty of the outdoors without too much fuss.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will follow along the winding path as it leads into the heart of Big Dalton Canyon to the northeast.

After taking in the scenic views and arriving at the end of the trail near the Big Dalton Reservoir, simply turn back along the path to return to the trailhead.

Getting to the Big Dalton Canyon Trail Trailhead

The starting point for the Big Dalton Canyon Trail can be found along Big Dalton Canyon Road, just outside of Glendora, California.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Big Dalton Campground

  • When to do

    March-October

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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