Welcome to Crystal Lake Cafe
Crystal Lake Cafe is an historic Cafe and Trading post in the San Gabriel Mountains within the Angeles National Forest. It is located at the end of Highway 39 and Crystal Lake Road at an altitude of almost 6000 feet. Downtown Los Angeles is a little bit over an hour away by car. The Cafe offers homemade food to its visitors as well as supplies to the nearby Crystal Lake Campground. It also serves as a supply store for hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail which passes by a little bit over 2 miles away.
The Cafe is an ideal destination to get away from all the stress and the crowds of the big city. There is an abundance of trails which offer hikes of all different distances and difficulties.
Crystal Lake, the only spring fed lake, is within a short walking distance. The lake is stocked with trout, blue gil, and bass, and it is a well known destination for fishermen.
Across the street is the Crystal Lake Campground. It is open year round with some restrictions in winter. It is operated by the Forest Service. There are no reservations, first come first serve. For information call 626 335 1251.
The Cafe offers rustic Cabin Rentals. They allow 4 to 5 visitors and vary in price. For details, please call 626 910 1029.
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Crystal Lake Cafe in summer