Sturtevant Falls Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is accessible from November until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A leisurely hike through an enchanted portion of the San Gabriel Mountains leading to a fifty foot waterfall. The trail from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls has been a popular hike for those wanting to escape the urban sprawl of Los Angeles since the early 1900's. This is an easy hike and perfect for anyone new to hiking but be aware that the last 0.6 mile return to the parking lot is all uphill.
Great hike! My kids loved it!
Nice track, recommended!
Always my favorite hike...I've posted more of an over all opinion 10 months ago, if your interested. BUT I just want to remind every one IF YOU PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT!!!!.....That includes your peepee paper, dog poop, your poop, and tampon applicators! If you can remember to pack TP you can toss in a few bags to pick it up and pack it out....for goodness sake PLEASE PEOPLE...this is not your or your dogs personal bathroom!!!!!
If you can find parking, this is a great place to explore. There are several trails that you can take and head on up to Mt. Zion and see the ruins for Camp Sturtevant.
Great hike to the waterfall but was busier than I anticipated thus, arriving and starting early is recommended. BBQ and picnic areas available, as well as a Camp Store! Trails were easy to locate, navigate, and were well maintained. Some rock hopping involved but nothing too strenuous.
Nice short hike. You'll see some camp grounds along the way. Eventually it ends at a small water fall. Very shallow. But a nice spot to picnic. Medium traffic, but pet friendly. If you keep going, for an extra 5-6 miles. You'll end at the peak of Mt. Wilson. However, to preserve the fall please don't climb the wall surrounding the waterfall. I've seen people get stuck because they're reckless.
Crowded and overrun. I guess that is just LA in general. The falls were awesome and the creek crossing is a lot of fun especially since it has just rained for kids. I am used to central coast hikes so this quite disapointing.
Did this a couple years back and stumbled across this trail profile recently so had to add it to my completed. When I went it was in the summer hear and the waterfall wasn't flowing and was crowded. I'd like to try again at a different time of the year
I enjoyed the fresh air & the sound of the stream so relaxing
One of the easiest trails Iv'e been on. Wildlife is definitely here. I almost always manage to spot a snake or two, and plenty of lizards. Weekends and holidays are always packed with hikers.