Early Sunday morning, I was heading towards the San Gabriel river in Azusa.
First I decided to stop by the Gateway Center to get the latest information about the river. The staff had excellent suggestions for fishing, hiking and playing in the river.
1990 North San Gabriel Canyon Road
Azusa CA 91702
To get to the river is quite easy and it's only a 1 hour distance from LAX.
From LAX, take 105 E, 605 N, 210 E to the Azusa Ave exit. After the exit you take the same road going up to the north until you see this view.
After you get this point, any place you stop by could be your own spot for the day. It's your adventure.
* In order to park your car on any street you need a parking permit ($5) so please stop by any gas station or forest welcome center.
The east and west forks of the San Gabriel river are perfect for water play. Most everywhere you can walk through the river and some places are deep enough for "cliff jumping".
It was the first day of October but Azusa was pretty hot like 80F so the cold water made me feel great.
This is where we found our own spot.
It was a beautiful day and we really appreciated the gorgeous California weather.