Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway
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L.A. Walks: Hike for the views on Angeles Crest Highway

Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

Angeles Crest Highway is one of Southern California’s best motoring roads, with high elevations and huge vistas.

 

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Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

The Mt. Waterman Trail, starting at Angeles Crest Highway mile marker 58.02, takes you to the top of the Mt. Waterman ski area.

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Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

Angeles Crest Highway can make for a fun and breathtaking road trip.

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Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

A hike on the Mt. Waterman Trail is about seven miles round trip.

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Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

A sign displays the stats for the Waterman Trail, with an elevation of 8,038 feet.

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Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

A fire-scarred tree still stands tall in the Angeles National Forest.

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Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

The Waterman Trail leads to the Mt. Waterman Ski Area.

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Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

A hike on the Waterman Trail features a series of switchbacks and a slow rise through pine, cedar and manzanita trees.

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Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

Ferns are part of the diverse vegetation at Angeles National Forest.

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Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

Explore the Mt. Waterman ski area at the top of the Waterman Trail.

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Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

Moss covers a tree on the Waterman Trail.

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Breathtaking views on Angeles Crest Highway

The Waterman Trail features rugged terrain. Be sure to wear good shoes, use sunscreen and bring plenty of water, and remember that hiking at altitude requires a little more effort than walking at sea level. 

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