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Easy trail! A little bit harder, but manageable, if you go all the way up and around to the falls. Make sure to hike along the right side of the first waterfall you come to and keep going. The second waterfall is the 50ft one about an 1/8 of a mile further.

I shot a bunch of video on this trail and compiled it into a vlog, called trail mix. This is episode 3!
You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/-5Acb-3FSm8

PS: Here's a playlist to bring with you, inspired by this trail: http://sptfy.com/1US5

Happy hiking!

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Eric eyelove

It was a great day. The trail was gorgeous. The falls were fun. Loved it all

hiking
6 days ago

This was a great hike! Nice view and a great workout.

Love this trail up the ridge is a pretty tough climb but so much fun and beautiful views.

the trail down to the waterfall has a lot of shade but coming back is a lot of uphill also we got within 75 yards of the hermit Falls and the last part of the trail is almost too difficult none of us wanted to go up it but next week we're going to do Sturtevant Falls it's worth the trip

hiking
9 days ago

I started at the "yellow gate" at 4:30 pm, unsure of how long it would take me to get to the summit and back with the sunset being around 7:30 pm. I did not have a map with me and it was an obvious trail to follow but I did come to (2) forks in the road.....The first one was just about 1.75 miles in and I remembered there was a trail that ran parallel to GMR road, so I took a left at the fork and continued to follow the motor way. The second fork I was really unsure of which way to go so I continued straight on the trail for about another .75 miles and the trail continued to descend in elevation, so I deducted that I must have to turn around and head back to the fork. I went back to the fork and turned left and that followed around the motor way right to the summit of Sunset Peak. I then proceeded south and made my way down the single track back to where the fork in the road was and headed back down. All in all it took me 2:13 minutes at 8.29 miles. I had plenty of time to make it up to the summit and back down without losing any day light. I had passed 3 hikers on my way down and 1 mountain bike rider. Easy trail......Cheers

on Sunset Peak Trail

hiking
9 days ago

I started at the "yellow gate" at 4:30 pm, unsure of how long it would take me to get to the summit and back with the sunset being around 7:30 pm. I did not have a map with me and it was an obvious trail to follow but I did come to (2) forks in the road.....The first one was just about 1.75 miles in and I remembered there was a trail that ran parallel to GMR road, so I took a left at the fork and continued to follow the motor way. The second fork I was really unsure of which way to go so I continued straight on the trail for about another .75 miles and the trail continued to descend in elevation, so I deducted that I must have to turn around and head back to the fork. I went back to the fork and turned left and that followed around the motor way right to the summit of Sunset Peak. I then proceeded south and made my way down the single track back to where the fork in the road was and headed back down. All in all it took me 2:13 minutes at 8.29 miles. I had plenty of time to make it up to the summit and back down without losing any day light. I had passed 3 hikers on my way down and 1 mountain bike rider. Easy trail......Cheers

Easy trail. My 10 and 5 year old kids and my dog loved the water and all the opportunities to get wet! Nicely shaded.

Awesome place to hike, a little bit a challenge when you past the paved area and crossing thru streams but lots of fun

12 days ago

Beautiful forest trail. There are several shallow stream crossings, so waterproof hiking shoes would be best. Also some spots along high ledges. As an experienced day hiker, I found this to be on the easier side of moderate.

hiking
13 days ago

I did this hike in early April and the weather was absolutely perfect. Started at 8:15am, ended around 12:45pm going at a moderate pace (average mile was 26 min). Started getting a bit warm by then so start early. Prepare for 7+ miles with the first mile climbing steadily. Descending and coming out of the punch bowl is a tough climb but definitely a good kind of burn. At least two liters of water is recommended and trekking poles.

hiking
14 days ago

This was a fairly easy trail that had a gentle uphill slope to the top. The service road narrows down a bit as you get closer to the top, but never so much that the trail seems precarious. The gravel and rocks on the path also increases as you approach the summit. We walked under shade for most of the walk and found some rocks to sit on and have lunch at the end. It made for a nice long walk that anyone could do. We went on a Friday and only encountered one other person. Maybe that number increases as sunset approaches.
Note: If you are coming up Baldy Road, turn left at Glendora Ridge Road right before the Fire Station, go in about a mile until you see the yellow gate on the left.

Nice loop for beginning hikers. Lots of shade and some nice scenery. Can be combined with Mt. Zion Loop or even with hike to summit of Mt. Wilson. Lots of options.

Fun, fairly easy hike! There's great shade for most of the trail, and a few creek crossings. If you have decent balance you can just hop between rocks to logs and easily cross without getting wet. Pretty decent water flow at the falls once you arrive also. I climbed up to the mini upper falls and explored that area some too. No bugs yet!

I enjoyed this hike. I went with a group of friends and we had an amazing time. Just make sure to take tennis because there are a lot of rocks and you have to jump over the river a few times. It was a very intense hike, sad part is that one of my friends lost his phone in the waterfall :( we couldn’t find it and the water was super cold..
p.s. if you find a black Samsung s8 phone please contact my account or email me at paulinatita@yahoo.com THANK YOU!!

20 days ago

Amazing views. beautiful hike. My new spot

Great hike, going towards the falls was harder than coming back from the falls. Part of it you have to cross rocks and the stream, the other part is when the sun hits you and it’s all rocks. Overall great hike.

Nice Hike! Lots of cool little cabins and dams along the creek. I regret not taking the little detour to Sturtevant falls though :(

Great hike. As others have said the description on this hike is NOT 4.4 miles. Ended up doing 8 miles today. If you hike to the falls and hike back that is about 4.4 miles as an OUT AND BACK trail. Not a loop. Tried to do the loop as described without a map and it took way longer than expected.

Chantry Flats our favorite go to any trail here is a good trail. Draw back parking sucks! Get there early, or maybe Uber to and from from the REI on Santa Anita, pack station has WiFi.

hiking
28 days ago

Great views of Valley and Downtown on a clear day. Hike is fun an with options of making your hike strenuous or moderate.

Super fun hike! Prepare to jump the stream many many times till you get to the falls. I recommend waterproof shoes for sure on this trail. Lots of jumping from rocks and branches. Enjoyed it very much.

hiking
29 days ago

Well worth the hike. I enjoyed the adventure to the devil’s chair more than the chair itself though. Lots of amazing scenery to take in

Did the loop yesterday as it's one of our favorites. Quite a bit of water in the creeks but pretty easy to cross. The lower trail is almost entirely in the shade and not too busy once you get to the junction. Hogee's Campground is the perfect rest spot (several picnic tables) before returning on the upper trail. Sorry to see the outhouses are locked (one had its door smashed open). I always enjoy the panoramic views on the upper trail where the canopy opens and the descent starts.

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.

This hike was great!! I took my golden on a Wednesday. Only ran into a few people on the trails. It’s amazing how much canopy there is so close to LA. I needed that!

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.

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