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3 days ago

Beautiful but very short hike I would call it more of a 8min walk.

great views and birdwatching (woodpecker, hawk, multiple smaller birds). many signs of regrowth after the fires with saplings and wild flowers popping up.

What a great trail! Great views!

It had different palm trees on the hike as well as butterflies and frogs. It also some flowing water. The trail was nice but at a certain point we got lost and didn't know how to proceed

Great afternoon hike with breathtaking views. Be prepared to get your feet wet, as you will cross the streams 10+ times by the time you get down to the waterfall and back.

11 days ago

I remember this place as a kid. I used to go camping with my parents at Mountain Lakes which is just up the road a little further. We would meet tons of people at Mt. Lakes all around our age. This was back in the 80's (I was like 8-10) and I guess one of the others (teenagers) knew about this place. So we all went and it was amazing. We walked the whole way so it was a long walk but well worth it. I have seen waterfalls in Hawaii so obviously this doesn't come close to those, but to see one in the middle of that area was amazing. It was like a secret place then and there wasn't really any graffiti or things like that. There was a path, kind of, we climbed up and around to get higher up too.

Great day trip that is a nice drive out of LA and mostly shaded until you meet the cliff portion overlooking the canyon below (and beyond). The early part of the trail is almost flat and follows the creek until you make your way up and around the actual falls. You will eventually come back down along a relatively steep trail that will follow the lower part of the creek and finally to the falls. You can scramble your way up along the edges of the canyon to pools above the falls and in the summertime I would imagine that it would be crowded. Our rainy, Sunday in March kept the masses away and made this more enjoyable. Turn around and head back the way you came in but not before a side trip down bear canyon for more solitude and some more pools. The steep section of the trail that brings you back up will give you a (Very short) workout until you reach the flat and sheer cliffs up above. Perfect Sunday trip.

Beautiful view

12 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this waterfall, minus the tagging on all the rocks of course. Today was beautiful. There were giant clouds bringing in some light sprinkles, and the waterfall had a steady, strong flow. I'm personally a fan of climbing over rocks, so that plus the waterfall is why I rated this a 5. In all, we saw only 4 other people doing this hike, so I enjoyed the opportunity of sharing nature with just my boyfriend. I definitely plan to visit this hike again!

Beautiful, well-shaded hike through a canyon alongside a creek. Lots of trees, and the waterfalls were pretty cool. Not a challenging hike for me, but that was fine given the scenery.

Awesome trail! Lots of graffiti though.

13 days ago

Started a little later than I would like and almost made it to the top of the trail where it meets Condor Peak Trail. I would’ve continued but had my doubts that there’d be a good spot to pitch a tent up there. Next time I’ll set up camp at Lucas Camp and summit in the morning. That’s probably the last chance to fill up and process water.

14 days ago

Beautiful and relatively easy trail along a beautiful creek. Last third of trail is very narrow if you take the upper path and steep as well. Best to stay left along the creek which will take you to the falls. Will do this one again before it warms up.

16 days ago

The trail has some pretty great views of the mountains a few miles in. Past the waterfall (which is beautiful by the way), the trail becomes narrower and less maintained. Around the six mile mark, it’s nearly impossible to take a backpack because of the over growth on the trails. It become a much more difficult vs. “moderate” trail. We saw around 5 sites to camp within those six miles. It’s very remote—no sounds of traffic and no sign of people. Plenty of water, as the trails followed the creek (this may change, depending on time of year). If you visit the waterfall, be careful not to get turned around. We wound back tracking and adding 2 miles to our trek back to the car. The trail to the waterfall is off the out-and-back main trail. Lots of inclines going in, mostly declines going out. No cell reception whatsoever, but the app can still track you on the trail. The only trail markers were stacked rocks that hikers made, and sometimes there were orange or pink ties on trees.

**parking: we parked on the main road because the road to the trail was closed off to visiting vehicles. It was about .3 miles to the trailhead. You pass a few small houses along the road. There will be a few signs that tell you which direction for the trail.

This trail was awesome. It took a lot of convincing to get my girlfriend to climb along the cliff side right before the water fall but she made it lol.

Solid park with diverse landscapes that allow you to choose your level of difficulty.

This brought me back to my high school days.. Walnut Creek “el ton pook” haha shaded for the most part.. the hike was easy, had a few swings, I’m glad we had that incline on the way back to get my heart rate going. Good for all ages and animals.

19 days ago

Definitely need to go back soon.

22 days ago

very nice walk around the lake lots of birds and great views of the lake and mountains I would rate it as easy,I guess the length makes it moderate,but it's nice and level for the most part,a combination of road,dirt road and trail recommend you take the short tree line trail on the south end for great views of the lake and mountains not much signage but you basically just walk around the lake

22 days ago

This is a pretty little hike, on a warm spring day the heart is full of water and the foliage green. Fun for the family.

Love this hike! Beautiful the whole way through different terrains. Has a steep hill coming back up but super fun. Good for dogs and although there are a good amount of people they’re usually nice and not too annoying. Good for groups, kids, and picnics! Will come back again and again

Too many people

A great trail for the whole family. Generally a pretty easy trail with a quarter mile hill at one end. You can make this trail a little more challenging by running it or pushing your pace while walking. A lot of shaded areas and fun little streams to cross with well placed rocks. There are parking areas every one mile or so. The main parking area next to the 210/57 fwy is often full during peak times and is regularly monitored by sheriffs dept. A great trail for a 6 mile round trip with beautiful scenery.

Great waterfall! There was ice down the side adding to the beauty. Trail is hard to determine, but there was enough traffic to figure it out. Have to do a lot of boulder walking so that makes it moderate, but it is a very short hike. Other than the boulders it was not too bad for a lady with two knee replacements!

Excellent! A lot of shade, keep you from the sunburn. And the creek gives you some humidity.

Had a great time! Made a quick edit of the hike.

28 days ago

I will definitely return to this one since it is not too far from where I live and there are so many trails I didn't do on Sunday. There are many interlinking trails and we did the shorter trails that were closer to the creek since there were people in our group who don't do much hiking and wanted to take it easy on them. We did about 4 miles and there wasn't much incline. I will do some of the harder, longer trails next time.

Parking- we paid $5 since it was Sunday (weekdays are $3); there was a friendly worker at the gate who provides us with a map;
Trails- wide multi-use trails that are great for sharing with mountain bikes (there were many) and there was lots of clues on the trail that horses use these trails too but we didn't see anyone on horseback; i preferred the trails closer to the entrance where the round, concrete steps to cross the creek are.

28 days ago

We started the hike at Ridgeview & Highland (free street parking = positive). The first 1.5 miles or so stays right next to the houses (definite negative). We then had to walk on Pacific Island Dr. when the trail ended and go south to Talavera Dr. to reconnect to another trail that took us south to the summit vista of the Pacific. The view and the trail for the last mile or so is away from the houses and scenic (positive). The trail is not a loop so the trip back to where we parked included the same boring 1.5 miles (negative).

RT was 6.5 miles for us and just under 2.5 hrs.
FYI... the trail was rather busy and there were many dog owners with their dogs off leash which doesn't bother me but might bother some people. All the people we encountered were polite.

Best Waterfall ive seen. I hiked to the top of the water fall, little dangerous but good experience. i liked going inside the bear caves and enjoyed the cold breeze and the rocks

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