8.5 MRT – Moderate to Strenuous (1,700′ elevation gain/loss)
Meet at the 118 & Stearns St. Park & Ride at 7 AM. Bring 2 to 3 quarts of water and lunch/snacks. Wear boots.
Our hike will begin at the lower Switzer Picnic Area parking lot and will follow a shady trail for a mile or so before emerging into the sunlight and rising to skirt a narrow gorge. The trail then drops into the Arroyo Seco a short distance downstream from Switzer Falls. We’ll follow the trail downstream to the Bear Canyon junction and then hike upstream in Bear Canyon as far as the Bear Canyon Trail Camp (if conditions permit). Meet at the 118 & Stearns St. Park & Ride at 8 AM. Bring 2 to 3 quarts of water and lunch/snacks. Wear boots.