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Photos: Wildflowers in Wilson Canyon

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Wilson Canyon is located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains just above Sylmar, and has re-opened following last year's damaging wildfires just in time for something else wild: wildflowers.

LAist Featured Photos pool contributor kimbrough-photo shared some photos with us of a recent afternoon hike through the beautiful hills, and gave us some information via email:

Fire damage is still visible but many of the oaks are springing back to life with new growth. Hiking trails are available which provide a two mile loop with in the park and connect up with other trails in the adjoining Angeles National Forrest.

In addition to just hiking, the trails are great for equestrians, bird watchers, and mountain bikers. The 240-acre space, run by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, is accessible from the 210 Freeway, and parking is $5.