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Pasadena In Focus
July - August 2009

Your Personal Guide to the Arroyo

 One of the country’s most beautiful natural areas is right in your backyard. Now you can carry a full-color guide in your back pocket!

The Arroyo Seco Trails Guide, published by the Parks and Natural Resources Division of the Public Works Department, shows – and tells – you the best places to walk, hike, jog, ride a horse, bike, fish or picnic throughout the spacious preserve.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and home to a treasure trove of flora and fauna, the arroyo spans eight miles through Pasadena from the mountains to our southern city limits.

In addition to marking 22 miles of trails, the guide details the area’s rich history, ecosystem and landmarks. It also notes bridges, streams, trailheads, picnic areas, restrooms, parking lots, bus stops and recreational facilities, making it easy to plan your next adventure.

Find the guide at any Pasadena library or community center, City Hall, Permit Center, Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau or www.cityofpasadena.net (click on Arroyo Seco under “Hot Topics”). For more information call 744-4321.