The Incredible Hike In Southern California That Leads To Fascinating Abandoned Nuclear Escape Tunnels
By Natasha Kayes|Published November 23, 2023
I was born and raised in sunny Southern California and will never tire of the West Coast, although I spent several years living in Southeast Asia, about as far from California as you can get. Wherever I am in the world, I love straying from the beaten path, experiencing local life, and discovering hidden gems - camera in hand. The beach is my happy place and when I am not there (or writing), you will usually find me baking, watching movies, and cuddling my pugs. I have traveled around the country and around the world, and it never, ever gets old. Being able to combine my passion for travel and my love of writing is nothing short of a dream.
Discovering ruins and abandoned places gives us a glimpse into Southern California’s past and makes some hiking trails especially fascinating. I especially like learning the history, and often strange tales, behind some of these places. If you feel the same way, and are ready for a unique adventure, take a peek at these abandoned tunnels in Azusa, CA, with their strange and slightly disturbing history.
This canyon in Azusa is truly a hiker’s paradise and has more interesting structures than just the abandoned tunnels. A nearby trail leads to leads to the incredible Bridge to Nowhere. Have you hiked Shoemaker Canyon Road to see the tunnels? What other trails to ruins or abandoned places would you recommend to your fellow readers? Before your next big adventure, make sure you have all of your hiking essentials with our Ultimate Hiking Packing List! And be sure to check out more of our favorite Southern California hiking trails for even more inspiration.
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