East Blue Ridge Road- Wrightwood, CA

Wrightwood, California (Los Angeles County)

Last Updated: 03/20/2022
5 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Highlight: East Blue Ridge Road- Wrightwood, CA
This is an excellent trail for spending a few hours out and back with beautiful views of the eastern side of the San Gabriel mountains. The inner rugged canyons and valleys of these mountains are not appreciated until you see them from within. Also, this trail has two nice free campgrounds where you can relax under shady pine trees. These campgrounds are seldom crowded, which is rare for campgrounds so close and easy to reach. The trail is easy and 2WD friendly unless the weather is abnormally poor.


Route Information

Technical Rating

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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Turn left/east through the gate.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Wrightwood, California

From I-15 and Highway 138 Intersection, in the Cajon Pass, go west on Highway 138 until reaching Highway 2 (Angeles Crest Highway). Turn left (cannot turn right) and travel through the city of Wrightwood, up to Big Pines. There you will continue on Highway 2 until reaching the East Blue Ridge Road at Inspiration Point. Turn left at the trailhead gate. Note: The trail can also be reached by driving up Highway 2 (Angeles rest Highway) and turning right at the trailhead gate. Occasionally Highway 2 will be closed west of Big Pines and is often closed during winter when there is snow. So check before trying to come from the Glendale area via Highway 2.



Trail Reviews (10)

Questions & Answers (2)

Q: anyone know if restrooms are available near camp sites? thanks
–jaime Solano (06/08/2020)
–Clifford (Cliff) Bennett (06/09/2020)
Q: How can I get a parking permit wilderness adventure pass permit? Now is this permit good for all campsites in Cal..?
–Armando Avelar (06/16/2019)
–Josh Noesser (06/17/2019)

Writer Information

Clifford (Cliff) Bennett

Mapping Crew - California

A native Californian that has extensively traveled the Pacific Southwest, and now retired from an Engineering career with much time to spend off road. I enjoy off road travel exploring, and camping. Because I have the luxury of spending my days as I want, I am most interested in traveling overland and camping in dispersed sites. One thing I like about TrialsOffroad is the vast information about trails I have not traveled, and, to be able to set up a base camp and visit the nearby published trails. Thanks for the opportunity to be involved; I look forward to meeting many of you on the Trail.
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