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rocky
washed out
1 day ago

Heavy traffic, but very pretty area. there are multiple stream crossings right now, so water shoes of some sort are a must!

A great moderate hike with gentle switchbacks up the mountain and back. Beautiful views of LA city and Catalina Island. This time of year some of the trails were so pretty lined with fresh green grass. Other areas were covered in loose rock so you really have to watch where you’re stepping to avoid rolling your ankle. A lot of traffic today. Loved the views and interesting history at the top.

Enjoyed seeing the waterfall, but this trail is just too crowded! Crowds made me feel like I was at Disneyland. The recent rain made for a lot of stream crossing and I often had to wait in line just to cross the stream because there were limited places with lower water levels. One woman even yelled at my kids when they crossed a stream out of turn.

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rocky
washed out
1 day ago

Trail is fantastic. Phone died halfway through so it didn't record the whole thing, but no way possible to do this hike in under 10 miles. Took us about 16 miles today total including an extra mile - mile and a half with the road being closed due to the government shutdown as well.

Amazing, luckily I was there while the park is closed so not many people there. :)

Due to government shutdown you have to park down the hill by the nursery. This adds 2 miles to the hike. Right now because of the heavy rain last week the water is really flowing and so beautiful! There are many stream crossings to get to the waterfall so be ready to get your feet and lower legs wet. We hiked with our dogs and children and it was a great time! Very beautiful hike and i highly recommend going soon to see this volume of water.

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rocky
washed out
2 days ago

If you are hiking this during the govt shutdown YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE RIGHT UP TO THE TRAILHEAD. Please remember that this will add at least a mile each way to your hike. Now let's get down to business.
GREAT hike. Five stars for the hike, 4 for the AllTrails description. Let's say this first: if you choose to take the dirt trail that parallels the fire road for the first portion, this hike will be far longer than 10 miles. It's beautiful the whole way, so it was fine with us until the very end. It rained for 4 days last week, so there were a couple of washouts and rockfalls that we had to navigate carefully on the first stretch (since we bypassed the fire road we did the dirt trail past dawn mine on both the out & the back). Lots of gnarly rockfalls on the road leading up to the trailhead, sadly. Gorgeous clear views thanks to the rain, though. Saw very little wildlife. Not even much scat around, now that I think about it. There were 2 volunteers up there trying to do some rain damage cleanup on the road that leads to the trailhead, but it is going to take a lot of time before they can reopen that road..

I did this hike today Jan 19, 2 days after 3 straight days of LA rain. the trail is open and unobstructed. just like all the other reviews...it is steep, but worth it. poles definitely helpful.

It was beautiful but now it’s noisy and trashy! Put earbuds on... not everyone wants to hear ur crappy music!! The sounds of nature are so much better than whatever ur blasting from ur phone. Please take ur trash with u when u leave!!!

Great workout!! 2.5 miles up hill to the railway. Lots of cool things to see & really awesome views. On a clear day u can see the ocean. The only drawback is that it is very crowded. But overall it’s a Fun hike! Beware of the sun! Not a lot of shade at all... great in the cooler weather. Bring lots of water.

Great waterfall hike!! Easy 1 mile to Falls from camp ground. If u park in upper lot & take trail down it’s an extra 1.5 miles RT. Also lots of shade. Has options to add more miles on upper trailhead. Sunset Ridge can go on for miles...

This was a stunning trail. It can get cold quickly if a cloud comes over so bring layers! The app got me up and down perfectly (using the pro version) and I was glad I had it as the trail was very hard to follow at times as there are so many interlocking trails up there.

Very fun trail, it's up hill but you get great exercise and very nice views.

Views are great! It's best to head out before 6:30am to avoid the crowds.

hiking
5 days ago

Fairly easy hike, was able to do this with my 4 year old daughter and wife no problem. Tons of folks out there on Sunday 1/13/19. not a quiet hike, but enough space on the trail for everyone. Hardest parts are just crossing streams here and there on the way to and from the waterfall, very doable for all ages and dogs are allowed too !

hiking
7 days ago

11/26/18

Nice trail with wonderful views of LA. Too crowded, though. Get there early to find good parking.

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful views with waterfall!

Está chingon para ir de hiking

hiking
11 days ago

great hike, VERY crowded. went on a thursday, a less busier day but still saw a lot of people on the trail. parking wasn’t difficult, they have a lot as well as an overflow lot. half of the hike is relatively easy on a paved road. take a left when you come across both forks. the second half of the hike (after you get under the bridge) get significantly prettier and shadier. you cross the stream a few times before the waterfall. the water flow was good. too much graffiti but honestly not a lot of trash. makes a great skill level for beginners.

Great views! It's also worth branching off to summit Mt. Lowe at the top.

The most being sunsets!

The front gate is closed, so just walk around it.

I completed this hike on 1/7/18. The extra walk made this an over 21 mile hike. We got to the summit at sunset and descended in the dark with headlamps. From the parking to the trailhead is about 3.5 miles of steep incline on asphalt, don’t let that ruin your day #OptOutside.

This trail is very well maintained. We saw deer, salamanders, and a mountain lion.

The second half of the loop had a few fallen down trees so just expect to hop over them. The wildlife is extra wild from the closure, so be prepared to see some animals and to know what to do when you come face to face.

Be aware of the change of temperature from the trailhead to the summit. There is snow on the summit.

We saw no other people up there so be careful and bring a buddy Incase of emergency. Have a plan.

The vertical climb gets pretty intense towards the end after Sturtavent Camp, especially with how bad that first 3.5 miles blows your legs out, but we did it, so you can do it. You got this!

My buddy’s Garmin GPS clocked us at 21.35 total miles and 5,482 feet in elevation gain for the day.

2019 Hike 2 of 52. Six Pack of Peaks 2019 1 of 6.

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Good trail. Too much traffic for me.

Perfect for a Sunday afternoon afyer a winter rain, and would be even more lovely on a quieter day during the week. just the right amount of stream and boulder hopping for a fitst day back after the holidays.

上山走了一个半小时,下山1个小时,总长6.1miles, 很累也很爽

Fantastic!

hiking
17 days ago

Cute little waterfall at the end of the hike. Pretty easy terrain to hike on, especially with a dog.

Amazing hike but the beginning uphill part is a lot longer than everyone below states. The whole out portion is majority uphill. Incredible views at the end made it worth it. It also averages at about 6 miles from the starting point this sets you at just FYI. We took a couple side routes to look out points that contributed to that

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