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Sturtevant Falls Trail

MODERATE 305 reviews
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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.

3.1 miles 711 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

I enjoyed the fresh air & the sound of the stream so relaxing

backpacking
10 days ago

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.

29 days ago

A little more populated than I'd like but there's a very nice stretch along a creek once you're down in the valley.

1 month ago

Great hike!!!!

hiking
1 month ago

love this trail...easy getting down but hell getting back up!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great. Lots of shade.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in the LA area.

2 months ago

Beautiful. Only thing is that you have to pay for a parking pass even if you're not parked in the parking lot. So if you're on the side of the road, be careful!

hiking
2 months ago

My son, dog and I really enjoyed this hike, even on a very hot day (97 degrees!!) there was lots of shade and it was fun. Sadly the drought has dried up most of the water fall, but if your looking for a great hike, moderately strenuous... this is a good one! Note: Buy a parking pass, $5 + $2 service fee on a CC.

2 months ago

First off started to late got their at 9:30 am. had to park down the hill hike up to get a pass place it on dashboard then hike up to trail hike.the hike itself was great very quiet and scenic.I recommend going during the week or on weekends get their at 7:00 am.

hiking
2 months ago

Favorite trail.
Drive up the mountain is beautiful. Seriously get your adventure pass before you park up. You are not going to find parking in the lot unless you are a miracle worker.

I don't mind the walk from the car though. In total I did about 8 miles full trip. Walk from the car down the main paved hill. Got to a landing and some guy suggested a switchback to Hermit Falls. Took that and it was beautiful. Went all the way back to the falls. Seemed mostly like grafittied boulders but still pretty cool. Went back towards Camp Sturtevant and walked to the waterfall. It was barely trickling but I'm gonna check it out in the fall when it should be better.
Favorite mountain hike for this Cali-Girl day hiker! Will definitely be going back.

hiking
3 months ago

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...

3 months 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.

4 months ago

Love the scenery it's beautiful

4 months ago

4 months 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.

4 months ago

4 months ago