Skip to Content
Angeles Crest

Lower Arroyo Seco Natural Park ~ Pasadena

dscf8702.jpg
No biking in the park!

It's no secret that there are many beautiful spots along the Arroyo Seco, from the Angeles Crest all the way down to the confluence with the LA River.

If you follow the roads north from Highland Park, you will notice the houses getting bigger and the landscape becoming more lush. It's a bit of a surprise, then, to find this refreshingly ramshackle little park right across the street from a bunch of mansions.

dscf8704.jpg

I guess this was a fountain. Once upon a time.

dscf8706.jpg

I couldn't figure out whether this was a figure or an ideogram.

More photos after the jump.

dscf8707.jpg

It's a short walk down to the Arroyo, where there are hiking trails.

dscf8714.jpg
dscf8715.jpg

I could not figure out what this was. I guess it's a hearth, but I don't know what that little hole is for.

dscf8718.jpgWatch out! Snakes live in the wall. And they smoke.

dscf8724.jpg
dscf8727.jpg

A short walk to the Colorado St. Bridge, and then on to the Rose Bowl.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from L.A. TACO

‘This is Los Angeles:’ Family Behind El Burro at Placita Olvera Fight to Save 57 Years of Tradition and Culture

"It’s a huge part of L.A.'s identity," said Eugenia Nicole Macias. "We’re not going anywhere. Our grandmother raised us to make noise."

May 24, 2024

What To Eat This Weekend In L.A.: Sonoran-Style Chicharrón, Tikka Masala Fried Chicken, Japanese Curry Arancini, and ‘Flintstones Burgers’

Plus a breezy new restaurant in the South Bay, Guam-style barbecue at the races, smoked birria, and cassava tortillas. Here's where to eat this weekend from Cudahy to West Adams to Arcadia!

May 24, 2024

LAPD Officer Released on $30,000 Bond Following Arrest For Assault With a Deadly Weapon

A day after the incident the LAPD said in a statement that they were prompted to respond to the 8600 block of Belford Avenue after “a community member generated a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon.” Police later identified the suspect as “off-duty Officer Richard Podkowski.”

May 23, 2024

Downtown’s Aguascalientes-Style ‘Flying Gorditas’ Sell Out On The Street In Three Hours

The family behind this stand also owns a Mexican chile and spice import company , so their guisados taste remarkably fresh. Their gorditas have been so popular that they are opening a brick and mortar restaurant in East L.A. this Saturday.

May 23, 2024

This Peruvian Street-Style Fried Chicken Inside a 30-Year-Old Taquería Is the Valley’s Best-Kept Secret

“I'm very proud of bringing our food, Peruvian food, and the acceptance from our Mexican brothers,” says chef Omar Zavala, who is from Peru and took over Taqueria Juanito's with his wife, Carmen, five years ago.

May 22, 2024
See all posts