Litttle Rock Creek Wild and Scenic River

20.2 miles

Photo by Steve Evans

Photo by Steve Evans

High in the alpine back country of the San Gabriel Mountains, the headwaters of Little Rock Creek tumble down the steep, northern face of the range into the Mojave Desert below. The creek’s cold, clear waters rush through spectacular wild canyons with waterfalls and past craggy rock formations and pristine views framed by stately Jeffrey pines, firs and cedars. The endangered mountain yellow-legged frog live in one upper stretch of the creek, while the arroyo toad, also endangered, are found in some southern segments. In the winter, the creek flows through a snowy high country wonderland, while warmer months offer hiking and camping in some of the most peaceful areas of the San Gabriel range.