I pull into the large parking lot and am surprised to see about 20 cars. Typically I like to start hikes early in the morning, but today I decided on a midday hike so that I could capture the scene in full sunlight.
The climb down is a little precarious but I press on. I then carefully negotiate a scree slide with large jagged rocks.
1:34 - End hike. There are only two cars left in the lot, and those might be associated with the conservancy.
Epilog - What nice outing! Blue sky, warm sun, pleasant temperatures, a rushing river. I love the mountains as we emerge from winter into spring. There is a freshness of beauty as plants come to life. This is not a grand trail by any means, but it certainly provides a causal walk for nearby residents who want to get out and enjoy the outdoors and a riverside setting.
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Other El Encanto Hikes:
- Black Friday Walk on El Encanto Trail - Facebook photo album, November 27, 2015
- El Encanto Azusa River Wilderness Park at Dan's Hiking Pages - Photo gallery, July 15, 2007