Great Falls of the Fox
With a name like Great Falls of the Fox, this canyon has gotta be good right? Indeed, Fox Creek is a spectacular yet demanding route buried within a difficult to access location in the Sang Gabriel Mountains. It uses the same approach as Fall Creek from Big Tujunga Canyon, yet the route continues onwards and eventually drops you into the brush and scree to complete an interesting figure 8 loop. While this all sounds good on paper and looks doable on the maps, the approach to Fox Creek is a daunting one and is not for the faint of heart. It requires a steep and brutal climb followed by a steep and brutal descent to gain your drop in point. Once in the canyon however, you will be greeted with some spectacular canyoneering and world class waterfalls. The “Great Falls” is a single, sloping 100 foot drop. This canyon is often considered the ‘best’ route in the San Gabriel Mountains, but I still consider Eaton Canyon to hold that title. This route certainly is the most dramatic and demanding and difficult, but the ratio of work to fun in this one is a bit skewed. Regardless of my biased opinion, this is one of the best routes around and will certainly keep you on your toes for the duration of the route, till its final plunge into Big Tujunga Canyon.
***THIS MAP IS A ROUGH ESTIMATE OF THE ROUTE AND IS INTENDED ONLY FOR REFERENCE***
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