According to a Los Angeles Times report June 2, 2011, the Angeles Crest Highway, also known as California Highway 2, is set to reopen on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 at 10:00AM.
This highway was first closed following the Station Fire of 2009, which destroyed over 160,000 acres within the Angeles National Forest, putting an end to mountain biking and any other recreational use of the area. The road was briefly reopened in early 2010, but after the storms a section of road washed out completely, forcing a closure once again.
Along with recent announcements that most areas of the Angeles National Forest have been officially reopened, this means that mountain bikers will have access to many of the trails that they enjoyed years ago.
According to a KABC post on May 16, 2011 the following areas of the Angeles National Forest are now open to the public:
- Indian Canyon Trailhead
- Charlton Flat Picnic Area
- Gould Mesa Campground
- Bear Canyon Trail
- Paul Little Picnic Area
- Mill Creek Summit Picnic Area
- Silver Moccasin Trail
- Nature’s Canteen Trail
- Sunset Ridge Trail
- San Gabriel Wilderness area
- Pacific Crest Trail with some reroutes
Thousands of acres, mainly in Big Tujunga Canyon, will remain closed.
Check the link below for a set of known trails in the San Gabriel Mountains.