So yesterday, we took a hike to Switzer Falls in the San Gabriel Mountains, arriving there at roughly 2pm. At the trailhead there are a few moderately sized parking lots, probably enough to house fifty vehicles.
When we got there every spot was full. Every. Single. One of them. Which was awkward, as we had to wait around in the lot for someone to pull out, and then take their spot. I guess I had no idea that this particular trail is this popular.
But its for good reason. It’s a great hike and a great environment – I saw lots of families, Europeans and small groups along the trail. Lots of people out there.
I have been to the San Gabriels a few times, normally during the week and this was the first time I made it there on the weekend, and was really surprised that it was this packed. Is that normal? Is it the same all over or are certain trails more impacted than others?