My hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains have proven quite rewarding, despite drive times of over an hour and a half one way. This day’s hike was no exception. Although the trail totaled out at just over 8 1/2 miles, this was a day full of variety. I rock-hopped through rugged canyon bottoms to serene waterfalls and then climbed up on narrow cliff-hugging tracks with awesome mountain views. This hike is a winner.