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The Angeles National Forest offers natural environments, spectacular scenery, developed campgrounds and picnic areas, swimming, fishing, skiing and the solitude of quiet wilderness areas. Trails winding throughout the forest accommodate hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts.
I love this trail! It was a bit of a challenge to get to the big waterfall but so worth it!!! It may be not be a kid friendly trail once you try to go over the side for the main waterfall but as long you take a rope then the kids can safely go the the big rock ! A must!!!
If this is your first time hiking this trail PLEASE read my review first. I am a VERY experienced hiker and just last week I decided to hike this trail to set up camp at little jimmy. This is one of the most beautiful trails I have hiked, but also the most dangerous. At about mile 3-4 the trail is incredibly icy with a very vertical drop off to your left. I went as slow as I could and slipped off the side and fell neck deep into snow. I had to bail all of my gear to get out and then had no cell phone signal to call for help. Spent the rest of the night hiking down in freezing conditions. I was lucky to come back from this hike and do NOT attempt this hike without crampons and an ice axe. If you slip you will be at the mercy of the mountain. I am thankful to come back from this hike, please take my advice!
This is a moderate to easy hike that's a lot of fun. I went after the recent downpours of rain and the river crossings are really involved and not easy - expect to get a little wet or balance well! The waterfall was roaring at this time and lived up to the reward of hiking for a good 2.5 miles into that point. Note: if you keep going straight you'll eventually hit the top of the waterfall though you can't really see it unless you pull some risky climbing. About a quarter of a mile before the end, there's a junction to the right where the real trail goes up a hill via some switchbacks. That's the trail you really want when the river is filled out like this.
Went during the week and there was literally not a soul there. Though the hike itself is basic and fairly boring, once you get to the end of the fire road it's unpaved and has a better incline. The end result and views make it all worth it- I spent about an hour at the top by myself and it was glorious.
This hike was relatively easy if you don't mind getting your shoes and socks wet. If not get ready for some balancing, off one foot jumps and light rock to log jumping or vice versa.
What can I say, My entire group loved this trail!
The campground has about 5 concrete tables and benches with its individual fire grill. And if you don't want to have a longer walk back to your car, make sure you get there early to find a parking spot down by the campground.