Report Trail Conditions

Report Trail Conditions

Lowelifes needs your help in reporting trail conditions in the Angeles National Forest. Information on downed trees, erosion, brush encroaching on the trail, safety issues and other maintenance concerns submitted will help us prioritize upcoming work.

Lowelifes RCC stewards the below trails in the ANF. Links are provided to the USFS Interactive Visitor Map and Trailforks.

Colby Canyon Trail 12W23 TF

Condor Peak Trail 13W05 TF

Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14 TF

Grizzly Flats Trail 13W10 TF

Hoyt Mountain Trail (AKA Telephone Trail) 12W04 TF

Idlehour Trail 12W16 TF

Kenyon Devore Trail 11W13 TF

Mount Hillyer Trail 11W27 TF

Rim Trail (Temporary Closure) 11W28 TF

San Gabriel Peak Trail 12W24 TF

Silver Moccasin Trail (NRT) 11W06 TF

Stone Canyon Trail 13W07 TF

Strawberry Peak Trail 12W05 TF

Sturtevant Trail (Temporary Closure) 11W16 TF

Sam Merrill Trail – Upper 12W14.3 TF

Trail Conditions Survey in the Angeles National Forest

Our Trail Assessment tool is available for free on the Apple and Google Play app stores. The app works both in and out of cell service, which is key as most of the Angeles National Forest does not have cell coverage.

Get The App

Use your cell phone camera on the QR code to download and install the free ArcGIS Survey123 app.

Lowe Down Survey Installation Instructions

  1. Download the ArcGIS Survey123 app to your phone. Apple or Google Play
  2. Use the link or QR code a second time to install The Lowe Down survey into the app.
  3. You may need to grant location and/or camera access to the app, as it uses GPS location data and photos for reporting trail problems
  4. Note: You do not need to create an ArcGIS account or log into the app: tap the “Continue without signing in” option.

Reporting Trail Problems Instructions

  1. Open Survey123 app.
  2. Tap “Continue without signing in”.
  3. Tap The Lowe Down survey.
  4. Tap + Collect
  5. Tap Camera icon to take a photo of the issue. Do you best to capture the issue effectively.
  6. Enter the Trail name. The trails that Lowelifes stewards are available in the dropdown list. If you are reporting a problem on an ANF trail that Lowelifes doesn’t steward, you may still submit a report, and we will attempt to get the info to the correct trail crew.
  7. Tap the Type of Problem you see.
  8. Enter additional text to explain the issue. This is helpful, especially if the photo doesn’t tell the whole story.
  9. Your phone should automatically provide GPS coords for the Location.
  10. Tap the check mark in the bottom right hand corner to finish the Survey.
  11. On the Survey Completed pop-up, tap Save in Outbox.
  12. The Survey will be saved in the app Outbox. Make sure to reopen the app when you’re back within cell range so that the data reaches Lowelifes.
  13. Thank you for doing your part to maintain trails!

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