Where: Shoemaker Canyon Road, Azusa
The Tunnels to nowhere were created using prison labor in the early 60's. They were commissioned to provide an escape route to Los Angeles residents in the event of an emergency (such as a nuclear attack). Two tunnels were completed but no further progress was made on the road. They have been abandoned except to adventurous hikers seeking a trip out of the city. The hike is moderate with most able to go up the slight incline without any issues. Bring bottled water. Great scenery now with Mt. Baldy covered with snow in the background.
Join us on an adventure packed morning as we explore these tunnels and the history surrounding it. We are excited to present our first hiking tour with our new tour guide Larry, who is a native of the area and has significant insight to share with us.
Meet at the end of Shoemaker road (off East Fork Rd.) From Interstate 210 in Azusa, take Azusa Avenue (Hwy 39) north about 12 miles to the junction at the East Fork Road (8.6 miles from the forest station at the mouth of the canyon). Turn right (east). Cross the bridge and drive 3.3 miles to Shoemaker Canyon Road on the left. Turn left unto Shoemaker Road and drive 2 miles on the paved road to the locked gate. Park in the parking area.
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