Hike George’s Gap trail

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Pines in the San Gabriel Mountains! George’s Gap trail offers crowd-less hiking and a panoramic view over the Angeles National Forest.


– Distance: 2.9 miles out and back.

– Difficulty: Moderate (the last 1.5 miles are more challenging)

– Time: 1:30 hours

– Elevation gain: 669 feet

The trail starts at the end of the parking lot alongside the Angeles Crest Highway. Engage on the rocky descending path.

Descending path

The next mile is easy with a series of descending switchbacks.

Enjoy the panoramic view, bush vegetation, and scenic change as you approach the creek.

The creek was almost dry during my hike, so it was an easy crossing. Plan accordingly if you’re hiking after rainy days.

As soon as you cross the creek bed, the trail ascends to the other side of the foothill.

There is a short rocky stretch. Then the path is gradually flat until the pines area.

The pines area is relatively small. It includes some picnic tables.

Pines Area

Did you know?

The Angeles National Forest was originally named San Gabriel Timberland Reserve.

Finally, retrace your steps to access the parking lot.

View from the parking lot

Article based on my hike in February 2022.

*COVID-19 update as of November 2022*

  • Please wear a mask and practice a physical distance of 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • Please check L.A. County’s health and safety protocols before your hike.

Address:  Georges Gap Trailhead, Georges Gap Trail, Tujunga, CA 91042.


– I recommend hiking early morning to avoid heat

– Parking is limited but you can park alongside the road

– Grab water, hiking shoes, and sun cream

Ready to hike George’s Gap trail?

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