Prior to June 21, 2014, easy access to Fish Canyon was only on select Saturdays when Vulcan Materials shuttled hikers through the quarry. They began the access days in April 2005, and prior to that, easy access was hit and miss, or hikers could climb a horribly grueling trail up and over Van Tassel Ridge.
On the grand opening day last June, I was a part of history as I joined scores of others who hiked the new access trail into Fish Canyon to launch the new era. Read about the 2014 grand opening here. What a long-awaited gift it is that we can now hike to Fish Canyon Falls seven days a week, 365 days a year!
I drive the short distance from my home in Azusa and am the first one to pull into the trailhead parking lot.
At the spiral staircase, the trail crew has cut a switchback to bypass it. I’ve enjoyed solitude the whole way. A man and women are not far behind me so I keep a pace to stay ahead.
9:56 - End hike. That’s a pretty short Fish Canyon visit for me. There are 46 cars in the parking lot and it’s about 78 degrees.
History in the Making - One Year Ago
Read about the Dedication and my Hike to Fish Canyon Falls on Grand Opening day.
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