Drive north on route 2 until you come to La Canada Flintridge and climb up the mountain road for about 10 miles, you come to this beautiful area called Angeles National Park. Drive further up the mountain, there is a picnic area which leads to the road to Switzer Falls.
Okay, this was the first time for us to be up there, and we didn't know what kind of picnic area it would be, so we were not prepaed for hiking at all, but we did enjoy lunching out in the woods and did some strolling towards the falls.
The picnic area is equipped with grills (not fancy but functional enough). You can do BBQ and enjoy dipping your feet into the creek - during the summer. You can hike to Switzer Falls, but you do need a pair of walking shoes for sure. According to the guy who went to the falls, it looks like 2 miles to the bottom of the falls and 2 miles up and 2 miles down to and from the falls. We are up for it next time!