The old Tongva foot trail

For thousands of years, members of the Native American Hahamongna tribe, an extension of the Tongva Nation and part of the Shoshone language group, occupied the Los Angeles Basin, including parts of the San Gabriel Valley and the Arroyo Seco. They inhabited dome-shaped lodges with thatched roofs. Little or nothing remains of these dwellings, but you can listen for the echo of their footsteps along the old Tongva foot trail, the oldest surviving transportation route in Pasadena. Also called the Gabrielino Trail, the path winds along the west side of the Rose Bowl and up the Arroyo Seco, past JPL and into the San Gabriel Mountains. People can still travel the path used by local peoples for thousands of years.

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