STEWARD OF THE LAND
On June 21st, 2014 Vulcan Materials Company’s Azusa Rock Quarry in Azusa, California dedicated its new and permanent public Trail Access route through the center of its active quarry property.
For the first time in 30 years, the public can now visit Fish Canyon Falls - an 80-foot, three-tier waterfall located in the Angeles National Forest - every day of the year!
Fish Canyon Falls has long been one of the most treasured hiking destinations for hikers throughout Southern California and most especially for those living in the San Gabriel Valley. Many of them remember visiting the falls with their parents when they were young children - long before the former quarry owners fenced the property for safety reasons, which made direct access through the quarry impossible.
In 2010, the City of Azusa and Vulcan Materials agreed to reopen direct access to Fish Canyon Falls by building a safe, easy access trail through the center of Vulcan’s active mining site.
The Vulcan team committed itself to not only providing a safe passage through the property, but to also create an experience that was pleasant and informative.
The access trail includes a new 70-space parking lot and 4 separate informational kiosks spaced throughout the trail. The kiosks feature general hiking information, and historical photos of mining in Azusa and many of Los Angeles’ iconic buildings and highways that were built from aggregates mined at Azusa Rock.
The new access trail was designed to give hikers an insider’s view of a rock quarry. The most important objective for the trail was to ensure the safety of hikers and other visitors.
All of this was accomplished while ensuring that hikers would have direct views of the award winning, restored Fish Creek.
Vulcan worked with the City of Azusa and local hiking experts, creating a long-term valuable asset for the entire community.
This unique passageway is expected to attract hundreds of hikers each day during peak hiking season, which runs from November through May.
TRAIL ACCESS OPENED AT FISH CREEK IN AZUSA
Trail Access Opened at Fish Creek in Azusa
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