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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 can confirm Kevyn's information regarding this trail. I was just up there this weekend, and with snow on the trail, it was nothing but one big icy slope with 0 definition of where the trail was; I turned around within the 1st mile. James, it gets steep about a half mile into the hike. I have not seen the trail in good weather conditions, but with snow, I had no idea where the trail was after a half mile. I hiked a little bit further to see if it would become better defined and it didn't. I was just walking on a slope ... so glad I turned around.
Look at Kevyn's picture. That is exactly what I experienced.
Great hike. The path was a little squirrely here and there from the recent rains, but it was still a nice hike. I can't imagine this will be open for vehicles any time soon. A lot of the road, particularly near the trail-head seems beyond the capability of most 4x4s.
Emilia c. on Valley Forge Trail
Nice trail. A lot of Falling trees a lot branches on the trail, but good because you do a lot of exercise I Trying to cross those branches.
Great hike good scenery not to crowded.
You will have to pay for parking (3bucks 4 hours). It also has an option to go to potato mountain from this site but you are looking at about 10 mikes if you take the route and complete loop.
I've heard there are tarantulas but I have never seen any.
I went on Wednesday. It was a nice day. The river was flowing after the nice rain we've been having. When we got to the waterfall it started sprinkling which made it more beautiful. The falls hand a nice strong flow to it unlike the last few times I've gone. It's definitely one of my go to last minute get away hikes since it's pretty short and easy.
Very tough trail right now, Landslide have taken part of the trail away, often bushwhacking and trail searching at times,
GPS is a MUST!
although just follow the streams and a good time and rewards are to be found
Its just hard work.
Tons of water from all the rains make it tougher as you often must go in the streams to keep going.
It will be an epic, hard rewarding day if you so choose.
Adam S. on Sturtevant Falls Trail
I JUST GOT A $53 TICKET FOR BARELY PARKING OUTSIDE THE WHITE ALONG THE MOUNTAIN BECAUSE THERE WAS NO PARKING IN THE PARKING LOT!!! The weekends are super packed and I swear I had to park about a mile or more down the mountain. I usually go early. This time I took a group at noon and 2 of our cars got $53 tickets! Good things I had my Adventure Pass or else I can't imagine how much more it would have been.
Awesome hike, I only went out to the falls and back (about 3.75 miles total). I brought my new DJI Mavic Pro drone with me to get some great footage of the (currently well-flowing) waterfall. You might be able to find it if you search on youtube. Be warned that there's about 8-10 river crossings, some more treacherous than others, most have wobbly logs, but you should probably expect to get some wet feet. Bring an extra pair of socks for the drive home.
Katrina Q. on Mount Zion Loop - Sturtevant to Winter Creek Trails
One of my new favorite hikes! Simply beautiful