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backpacking
1 day ago

Did this as a nite trek - pretty bad ass "nighty". Night life was awesome.

Depending on your athletic ability, this could be considered more than moderate. We had four kids with us ages 3-10 and they all did it but it was tough in some spots. Steep inclines with difficult footing- hiking shoes recommended! It was an amazing view from the top and the breeze made it worth it. Lots of broken glass which cut our trip short- my little guy slipped and cut his arm on a piece. He’s ok but parents should know it’s not the cleanest peak we’ve been too.

No water at the waterfall but still a good hike! Very rocky, not meant to climb alone. Bring water! There’s no service on the trail.

Nice trail. We did the 6 mile loop. It was a liitle hot but a nice breeze. Beautiful views. Clean portable toilets.

If your going just to see the waterfall be warned there is no water right now.

Nice scenic trail. Did it in the early morning on a cloudy day. lots of interesting Rock formations and boulders.

Amazing views of L.A

Enjoyed the birding photo opportunity.

Great hike. First 2.5 miles is along a dirt road with little to no shade. Not overwhelmingly exciting. When you get to around 3 miles in, the fun starts. Its hiking through thickish bush and concluding with a bit of light climbing uphill. In August the waterfall is more of a rockface, but it's a cool little area to relax nonetheless. I'd definitely do this one again

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike with a good vibe. Lots of people and lots of dogs. Trail is well marked. Snacks and water were for sale at entrance for reasonable price.

it was a fun hike but there were a lot of yellow jackets

hiking
16 days ago

To get to this trail hard you have to walk 2.5 miles down a fire road. It is flat and easy. Once hitting the trail head it is a 1 mike hike up to the falls. Mostly light bouldering. This is where it earns its rating.

Great hike. The left trail is easier for children. Less steep. Make sure to wear good shoes.

great hike, shaded most of the time, beginning isn't as shaded. wear good hiking shoes lots of rocks. It definitely is a better hike when water is running but still a good workout.

Perfect hike for beginners, multiple trails let’s you choose how long you’d like to hike for.

Hiked to the Old Indian Village. A fun hike!

23 days ago

Not long, but very rocky. Well w o rth it.

hiking
27 days ago

My favorite hike this far it’s pretty steep and pretty hard but got through it. It’s one of those hikes that you can’t really go back once you’ve started the trail back down where you start is even steeper so you have to push through the extra mile. I can’t wait to do it again now that I know what to expect I was expecting after the 1/2 mile to be another 1/2 mile but it was like an extra 2plus miles but still better then turning around. I hope you wear shoes with traction my shoes had none so it was a lot more difficult getting up those steep mountains and getting down. Your going to need a lot of water FYI.

nice easy loop. some sections were closed for fire recovery. I took my dog and had a good back pack in and out. even with closures it was easy to navigate around.

a great beginner hike!

Once you get into the creek, the hike is more challenging and much more interesting. The climb back into the falls is the toughest and most satisfying part! This hike isn't the easiest, so make sure you're ready for it, and take lots of water with you.

on Harveston Trail

walking
1 month ago

I agree this is not a "hike" nor a "trail" but just a sidewalk around a small pond. But I do like it if all I want is an easy stroll with my elderly parents or young toddlers for just a pleasant short walk after dinner in the evening. It's also good in the early morning before work just to get the blood circulating.

nice hike with easy parking. a lot of runners so this might be a good spot if you like to jog/run

Is there a lake in the area?

hiking
1 month ago

Overall I enjoyed this trail and would do it again. I did this trail in the summer so there was no waterfall at the end but the place where it would be is still pretty cool. The trail is easy for most of the path and gets moderate towards the end. You follow along a paved/dirt road for probably 2 miles and then you find the trail head. From there you follow along a riverbed for about a mile and a half. The last 1/2 mile of trail is alot of bouldering with quite a bit of incline.

Bring lots of water, I brought 2 liters and ran out about a mile from the parking area.

It's a good workout but not much of a nature trail. Most of the trail is paved (even for the longest route). Parking is terrible. I got there at 7:45 and had to park half a mile away.

I do this hike to get some time in and for fitness. Have been a witness to Osprey, Kite and Harriers. As well as the Coyotes and other residents.
Not a difficult loop, but not always looking for difficult...sometimes you just need to get out and Get some dirt under your feet.

Nice easy walk along the beach! a lot of cyclers, so watch out for them. Lovely to walk during hot summer days.

Good for views and exercise but not much of a nature trail.

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