Spruce Grove Campground Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
$5 for a parking pass
Nice little trail. Very crowded at the beginning, but once you get past the falls, the crowds drops off drastically. A lot of running water at Spruce Grove this time of year. Very shaded. Good place to do an overnight. Camp fires are permitted and there are also stoves at select spots. Pit toilets are pretty bad. I would rather dig a cat hold than use one anyways like regular backpacking.
Nice and easy trail to the water fall
Previous comments about restrooms and parking are accurate! On a Labor Day weekend Saturday we had to park nearly a mile downhill from Chantry Flats. And beware, you need a parking permit anywhere on that highway. $100 fine. Otherwise a beautiful hike in a shady canyon. That half mile you walk down from Chantry is a killer on the way back out.
Definitely a great hiking ground, but parking is extremely horrible. Sceneries are great and I love the waterfall.
Great trail! Well kept.
Yeah the toilets are pretty bad, but at least they're enclosed and had toilet paper in them.
Get there early to get a campsite.