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Alder Creek
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Location of Alder Creek in California
Country United States
State California
Physical characteristics
Main source San Gabriel Mountains
Angeles National Forest
4,382 ft (1,336 m)
34°21′06″N 118°03′00″W / 34.35167°N 118.05000°W / 34.35167; -118.05000
River mouth Big Tujunga Creek
3,396 ft (1,035 m)
34°18′27″N 118°04′28″W / 34.30750°N 118.07444°W / 34.30750; -118.07444
Length 4.25 mi (6.84 km)

Alder Creek is an approximately 4.25-mile (6.84 km) long tributary of Big Tujunga Creek in Los Angeles County, California and the Angeles National Forest. It is formed by the confluence of the West Fork and North Fork Alder Creek in the San Gabriel Mountains a short distance south of Pacifico Mountain. It then flows south, picking up the Middle Fork, East Fork and Mule Fork before emptying into Big Tujunga Creek 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Hidden Springs. Near its mouth the creek flows under a bridge carrying Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road.

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