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Bridge to Nowhere w/ Bartlett Mel {Biomedical Engineering}

  • Bridge to Nowhere- Trailhead Camp Bonita Rd La Verne, CA, 91750 United States (map)

Take a break from midterm szn and come out on the trail for a day of great hiking, great views, and even better company! The Bridge to Nowhere was originally built as part of a highway that would lead from LA to the Mojave Desert, but after a flood wiped out part of the road, the bridge became abandoned. Now, it‘s a fun destination for hikers and bungee jumpers! This iconic bridge is a must-see, so get excited for a really rewarding day!


  • Day pack

  • At least 3L of water

  • Sunscreen/sunglasses/hat

  • Lunch

  • Snacks for the trail

  • Sturdy shoes (Hiking shoes/boots preferred)
    NOTE: Be prepared to get wet! This trail criss-crosses the San Gabriel River many times. Depending on weather, the water can get up to knee-deep.

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PEAK: Bridge To Nowhere


10.5 mile trail with almost 2000 ft of elevation gain and multiple river crossings!

SCENERY: streams, water holes, trees, and a giant bridge!

FUN FACT: Big Horn Sheep sightings are fairly common on this trail! Keep an eye out for them :)

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PROFESSOR: Bartlett Mel

Professor Mel studies Computational Neuroscience and Neural Engineering by using computer simulation models to study the brain. He is working on modeling the visual system, and he uses state-of-the-art technology to demonstrate how the brain recognizes objects in the world around it. He hopes to power intelligent machines with his artificial vision technology! 


TRIP LEAD: Molly Solem

Contact Molly:

Read Molly’s bio here.

ADDRESS: Bridge to Nowhere - Trailhead
Camp Bonita Rd, La Verne, CA 91750