Devil’s Canyon Dam Truck Trail

TrailBlazer loaded up with bikes to go to Devil's Canyon Dam Truck Trail

The first ride listed on 8 Amazing Bike Rides in Los Angeles is Cogswell Dam (aka the Devil’s Canyon Dam Truck Trail). The article describes the ride:

The road itself parallels a small but always audible creek, fed by the upriver dam. Often shaded by trees and mountains, the road offers riders a cool, relaxed ride. No cell service here. It’s just you, your bike, a bubbling brook and the San Gabriel Mountains. Picnic tables are plentiful along the road, so you can stop and nosh or take it all in. Remember that you’re in the Angeles National Forest, and any trash you bring in, you’ll have to pack out.

This epic back ride happens to be only about 15 miles from our house so we packed up our bikes with the Harrisons and drove up the winding mountain highway north of Azusa, CA in the San Gabriel Mountains. Four adults and four children looking for adventure.

Allen 4-bike bike rack - loaded and ready to go!

Little bikers taking a break

Bobby's bike leans against a tree as we check out a waterfall off the path

waterfall next to the stream off the Devils Canyon Dam Truck Trail

the boys walking through the creek under the waterfall

bobby and ines coming up on my six

a Dr. Seuss tree in real life

Amy riding up the hill with kids right behind

Ines rocking the beach cruiser

Me in my happy place - the outdoors

we found another swimming hole

safe above any critters

Champ relieved that he made it to the end of todays ride

Ines swerving into the end of this ride

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