San Gabriel Valley, California

The San Gabriel Valley is a major valley in Southern California located east of the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Basin. The San Gabriel Mountains are to the north, the San Rafael Hills are to the west, and the Puente Hills are to the south. The San Gabriel Valley obtained its name from the San Gabriel River that flows southward through the center of the valley. The river was named for the Spanish Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (founded in 1771) which is located in the city of San Gabriel.

The San Gabriel Valley is located in Los Angeles County. Incorporated cities and unincorporated areas of the San Gabriel Valley include:

  • Altadena
  • Alhambra
  • Arcadia
  • Azusa
  • Baldwin Park
  • Bradbury
  • City of Industry
  • Claremont
  • Covina
  • Diamond Bar
  • Duarte
  • East Pasadena
  • EI Monte
  • Glendora
  • Hacienda Heights
  • Irwindale
  • La Canada Flintridge
  • La Puente



  • La Verne
  • Monrovia
  • Montebello
  • Monterey Park
  • North El Monte
  • Pasadena
  • Rosemead
  • Rowland Heights
  • San Dimas
  • San Gabriel
  • San Marino
  • Sierra Madre
  • South El Monte
  • South Pasadena
  • South San Gabriel
  • Temple City
  • Walnut
  • West Covina

Mission San Gabriel Arcangel

Mission Sari Gabriel Arcangel, founded in 1771, was the fourth of 21 Spanish missions to be', established in California. Today, the mission is a fully functioning Roman Catholic Mission in the City of San Gabriel. Visitors can tour the church, a museum, and the grounds. Exhibits include religious artifacts, books, and numerous relics'. Mission San Gabriel is a California Historical Landmark and is listed on the. U.S National Register of Historic Places.


San Gabriel Wilderness

The San Gabriel Wilderness is a wilderness area established by the U.S. Forest Service in 1968. The 36,118 acre area is located within the Angeles National Forest on the southern slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains and north of the San Gabriel Valley. The closest city is Pasadena which is to the south. Bear Creek Trail, Mt. Waterman Trail, and Devil's Canyon Trail all provide access.

Rio Hondo

The Rio Hondo is a 16:4 mile-tributary of the Los Angeles River in Los Angeles County. The headwaters are in the San Gabriel Mountains above the San Gabriel Valley.


San Jose Hills

The San Jose Hills are located in the eastern part of Los Angeles County where the San Gabriel Valley and the Pomona Valley meet. The hills are located within Covina, West Covina, San Dimas, Walnut, and Pomona. The highest peak is Buzzard Peak which. reaches to 1,329 feet. Wildlife includes gray fox, skunks, opossums, squirrels, and bobcats.


South San Jose Hills

South San Jose Hills is an unincorporated, census-designated, residential community in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County. It is located just south of West Covina at the southern end of the San Jose Hills. The population is approximately 21,000.


Emerald Necklace

The Emerald Necklace is a seventeen-mile interconnected network. of bikeways, multiuse trails, parks, and greenways along the Rio Hondo River and the San I Gabriel River. Amigos de los Rios is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with various cities and stakeholders to improve the Emerald Necklace area. The goal is to create an improved "necklace" of parks and reclaimed natural open areas. The Peck Road Conservation Park is part of the Emerald Necklace.


Whittier Narrows

The Whittier Narrows is a water gap hi Los Angeles County, located at the southern end of the San Gabriel Valley between the Puente Hills to the east and the San Rafael Hills to the west. It is the point where both the Rio Hondo and the San Gabriel River leave the San Gabriel Valley and flow into the Los Angeles Basin.


Whittier Narrows Dam

The Whittier Narrows Dam is a 56 foot tall earthen dam on the San Gabriel River located at the Whittier. Narrows. The· dam, which was built in 1956-1957 as a flood control project, created a major reservoir which is now a popular recreation destination.


Lario Trail System

The Lario Trail System consists of 22 miles of biking, hiking, and equestrian trails along the Los Angeles River and the 16.4 mile Rio Hondo tributary. The trail begins near the Whittier Narrows Dam and continues along the Rio Hondo tributary until its confluence with the L.A. River, and runs to the Pacific Ocean at Long Beach. The Lario Trail provides connections to seven parks adjacent to the Los Angeles River and Rio Hondo tributary.


American Society of Military History - Military Museum

The American Society of Military History, founded in 1962, is a non-profit, educational, volunteer organization located in South EI Monte which is in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County.

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