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Sturtevant Falls Trail

MODERATE 282 reviews
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Sturtevant Falls Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, CA 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.

3.1 miles 629 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

bugs

washed out

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.


4 days ago

hiking

Very beautiful... Nice trail, good workout too... Mamma bear n baby and rattlesnakes in the trail... But at the end no water at the falls,,, so don't kno if I'll b back...


7 days ago

Pretty good and challenging at times. Lots of up hill although I did a ten mile loop that included this trail. Good view of the canyon and the valley.


20 days ago

Love the scenery it's beautiful


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24 days ago

Took a group of 10 years old and they managed it well. no scrambling, well-marked paths. The Fall itself is a bit closer to a trickle.


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27 days ago

hiking

It was fun, to bad there isn't water during summer season.


29 days ago

hiking

Beautiful hike with lots of shade! One of my favorites!


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1 month ago

hiking

Relaxing hike, we had a good time!


1 month ago

It was fun, waterfall dries up more every year. Amazing breezes


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1 month ago

hiking

It was okay. Not difficult. To make it more interesting, take the trail above the waterfall.


1 month ago

hiking

the hike itself was nice but the waterfall was nothing like the pictures.


1 month ago

hiking

Went during summer so the waterfall wasn't at its prime. Other than the last half mile there isn't much incline. It's shady and a nice hike about!


1 month ago

hiking

One of my fav hikes ever loved the little houses in the middle of the woods peaceful and serenity of water running through the creek and water fall....hike down great, finale not so great steep-up hill