Cacti are blooming along the bike trail

June 4, 2007 at 2:40 pm in Biking in LA

6%204%2007001.jpgGet your bikes out and head on over to San Gabriel River Bike Trails up in the northern end of the San Gabriel Valley just north or the 210 Freeway.
We didn’t get much rain this year and most of our wild flowers aren’t going to bloom. However…the “beavertail”
cactus are in bud. I spotted my first bloom, and though the lack of rain will affect their first flush it still should be pretty cool by weeks end.

All along the bike trail and the various side trails from Azusa Canyon down to Whittier Narrows there are thousands of cacti in bud. The best spot to catch the trail is off of Foothill Boulevard in Irwindale (Azusa) at the newly remodeled Lario Park.

Ps…this is a pedestrian friendly venue to and you’ll find more than a few of us walking the river every day.

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