Tule Ridge Trail
|Part of:||Angeles National Forest|
|Trail Length:||14.5 miles|
|Trail Time:||1 hour|
|County:||Los Angeles County, California|
|Map Links:||Google Map|
|Satellite Map:||Google Satellite|
|GPS Start:||N34 35.45 W118 27.49|
|GPS End:||N34 36.70 W118 26.21|
|Elevation:||2,200 to 4,200 ft.|
The Tule Ridge Trail starts at the Clearwater Canyon, passes along the Tule Ridge and South Portal Canyon and ends at the San Francisquito Canyon Road.
You can enjoy some good views of the canyon and ridge top sceneries of the Angeles National Forest as you move along.
When you start at the Clearwater Canyon, the first part takes you along a narrow trail lined with the sycamores. This later moves up to a saddle. From the saddle the road runs just below the Tule Ridge and offers scenic views of the chaparral-lined South Tule Canyon. There are several saddles along the ridge top and these offer further vies of the South Portal Canyon and Grass Mountain.
The Tule Ridge Trail criss-crosses with Grass Mountain Trail for about 1.1 miles and later divides to descend towards the South Portal Canyon.
For the campers, the lower part of the canyon has some old campsites near an old mine site.
The Tule Ridge trail can be closed to public due to bad weather or forest fires which are frequent. Check with the Forest Service prior to doing this trail.
Maps and GPS Coordinates
Tule Ridge Trail Coordinates: 34.590833° -118.458167°