The scenery on this trail is beautiful and varied. It's hard to believe how secluded it is, considering how close it is to the city (I hiked on a Sunday afternoon and didn't see a single person on the trail).

The mileage on this page (currently listed as 4.2) is inaccurate, though, as you have to walk up a steep paved and dirt road for about a mile until you reach the trailhead. John Robinson's "Trails of the Angeles" book takes the road into consideration and lists the total mileage as 6.5 (4.2 on trail + 2.3 on the road).

Note: There were a couple of large downed trees on the trail before the summit, but folks have beaten a path around them, so they didn't slow us down.

this is a easy hike, you don't really need a hiking stick or hiking shoes. alot of shade, it can get busy but there are breaks between hikers so you get a few moments of solitude and you end the hike at small but beautiful falls where you can rest and eat a small snack this hike is not a loop.

trail running
3 days ago

Love the waterfall and well groomed trail. The trees are amazing this time of year. Went on a Saturday so it was somewhat crowded at the falls. It's a great trail running training course, though as long as you pull over for walkers.

27 days ago

Took my dog and we both loved it. Only problem was that we came out in a different location and had to find our way back to our parking lot. Fortunately, it wasn't too far away and I was able to find it. I wish the signage was better, but that might just be me. Maybe I wasn't paying attention! We went on a Thursday and ran into about 8 other hikers. Woodsy/shady and quiet. My dog loved the waterfall though there's not much of a pool. Still, he liked splashing around.

Very easy and peaceful hike!

2 months ago

One of my favorite hikes, but we continue on to White Saddle, on the fire road, which makes it a 10 mile hike total. We have seen a few bears on our hikes here. Once you get to white saddle it is a nice view of the other side of the San Gabriel mountains.

2 months ago

2nd time here! Easy hike.

nice trail for all skill levels

nice trail to follow.

One of the best place to hike, love this trail!

From the nature center, you have two trailheads: 1) Going to the dam and 2) Going to the waterfall. Each is about 1.5 miles. Relative easy and pleasant for most hikers.

3 months ago

This trail is crowded and too short.

Great hike with beautify views

6 months ago

Little crowded, water fall is small but cool, parking is close by so no hiking before your hike

Easy but I know this trails as Monrovia falls and it can connect in the north east to a steep big hike on another trail and if hike to the nature center is nice I say is more like 2.5 miles.

Beautiful trail, short hike, but watch out for the bears.