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Parts of Angeles National Forest reopen after Station Fire

May 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The U.S. Forest Service on Monday reopened Angeles National Forest picnic areas, hiking trails and campgrounds closed since the Station Fire charred some 98,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains nearly two years ago.

The 2009 Station Fire was the largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history.

It burned about 161,000 acres of land, destroyed 89 homes and killed two firefighters.

The areas opening include:

  • 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 will reopen with some reroutes

Thousands of acres, mainly in Big Tujunga Canyon, will remain closed.