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fairly easy trail. no shade, nice access in neighborhood.

hiking
10 hours ago

This is a short hike with a bit of history. The Caves were leftover from mining operations in the 1920s and later used in the campy Batman TV series. Remember... "To the Batcave"?

Fun hike all the way through! Very much rocky, beautiful scenery.

Nice hike, really get a workout in with some of the elevation.

Ew.

You’ll enjoy this hike if you like hikes that are completely overcrowded, not in nature, behind peoples houses, stepping over hundreds of dog shits that didnt get picked up, annoying / crying kids, no elevation gain, people playing music from their phones and mini speakers, watching people slowly struggle over a creek 2 inches deep holding their babies or small dogs lol, etc.

Avoid at all costs

Phone read 4.00 miles in 1:00:40 with 596 ft elevation gain, and I hung out at the falls for 10-15 minutes. Extremely mild hike other than a couple water crossings and a “steep” section near the falls. Falls were great a couple days after a hard rain.

Just finished this hike, did get turned around a few times as there are a lot of other trails that splinter off, but once we got to the cave it was really neat definitely want to come back and explore more.

hiking
12 days ago

One of the nicest close-in to Los Angeles hikes. There are a few "steeper" sections but truthfully this is a very moderate hike. One wanders between canyon and exposed hillsides, so I would not recommend this one on a hot, sunny day. Cooler days, or early mornings are best. Although not maintained, the trail is fairly well preserved until around the 3 mile mark, and then it does get a bit overgrown, but still passable. I have yet to go beyond the 4 mile mark and so do not know how open it is, but it should connect to the Condor Peak trail at some point. Further up the canyon there are multiple stream crossing, so if water is running it might be best to wear water-proof boots. On weekends, the trail can be fairly busy up to the falls, but beyond that the traffic is light. Very nice and pleasant.

hiking
12 days ago

Go early to avoid the crowds! This was a great solo hike on a Sunday morning. I took a beat at the waterfall to do some writing, which was lovely until a chubby kid took his shirt off, started yell-singing the milkshake song and then jumped in the water. Which he somehow didn’t expect to be cold. You can try to get out of LA, but you’ll never truly escape :)

My favorite local trail! Beautiful view and mostly shaded.

My phone showed 7.1 miles with 1870 feet of elevation gain in 2 hours 5 minutes. Extra distance came from having to park 1/4 mile from the trailhead and doubling back on myself near Dawn Mine. Chatted with a couple near the mine who was also turned around. Noticed another review mentioning signs where you don’t need them and no signs where you do. I’ll second that. Dawn Mine Trail side crisscrosses the creek a number of times. Sunset Trail side simply switchbacks in a hillside.

hiking
14 days ago

If you’re going on a weekend make sure to go early. It get packed real quick. Went 2 days after it rained and there was a lot less mud than I expected. Very beautiful hike.

hiking
14 days ago

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE SNOW! This hike is rated easy, but it gets really hard with the snow. There’s a lot of icy patches and snow on the side. There is a very very narrow path leading to the first mine and another one after the first mine. I was basically hugging the side of the mountain. Not recommended for kids right now. Please wear hiking boots or chains on your shoes! I made it to the first mine, but I was unable to continue cause I was wearing the wrong shoes. I will be back to finish this hike once I get the right shoes!!!

hiking
14 days ago

Went hiking today, super easy hike. Great for kids too!! The falls was beautiful ✨

This is a good hike for those who enjoy a little bit of a challenge as a lot of the trail is steep and narrow. The dawn mine itself was quite disappointing as you can’t see anything but steel bars with a small canon out front. The trail is NOT obvious and you need to pay attention if you don’t want to get lost. Signs were available when you didn’t need it and absent when you did. The lot at the trail head is super small, but there is a bigger lot a mile down at Millard Canyon.

hiking
17 days ago

Trail was heavily trafficked. Hikers were playing music with no respect to others around them. People brought aggressive dogs on the trail which bit other dogs and people did not clean up after their dogs. A man smoked his cigarette where the group of other hikers were hanging out... disgusting. If you hike for the instagram photo this is one for you. If you like to hike to be one with nature... pick a different trail.

I did this hike for a geography class, it was pretty, heavily trafficked though. The waterfall was beautiful.

It took me 4hrs including snack time. Being a fast hiker, I am wondering other hikers took them only 2 or 3 hrs. Beautiful scenery from the top area, but sad to see too many majestic trees fell down because of drought. And wonderous to see the stream still survive to flow. Recommend though it is not a easy course. Alltrails app is a lot of help to find right trail direction. Thank Alltrails.

My favorite trail. Find the 9 openings to the dawn mine

Nice easy trail to follow with an awesome view. Start early and be prepared for crowds since it’s a short hike. Dress in layers if you’re going during cooler windier weather. We went during some Santa Ana winds and definitely felt the wind chill. Pack a lunch and enjoy the view from the mine.

The mine is also cool to check out, but make sure you have a headlamp. Be careful of low clearances in the mine.

hiking
21 days ago

What an incredible view once you reach the summit!!!
There are some narrow parts in the trail, make sure your shoes are appropriate. Moderate hike 2.0

The hike is 4.4 miles, not 3.5 It gets busy so go early. Lots of path finding through piles of rocks, and a couple of easy water crossings. The falls were light but nice to watch.

I like the trail. Very convenient and just right about the length. There are a few rocky roads need more attention. We did it after the training in the evening and really fresh air

hiking
22 days ago

River and falls still dry. No sign of crazy pitbull today. Path in great shape.

Easy hike and great for young kids. Very crowded and many aggressive dogs off leashes.

walking
22 days ago

Neat family friendly path with a connection to the nostalgic Batman show; https://youtu.be/xIxRC8AQeEU
Enjoy!

horseback riding
22 days ago

I’ve ridden this trail a few times. It’s beautiful. I’ve hiked it too. I love the parts with open shade. When hiking you can get much farther back than you can on horseback. A great easy hike anytime, but even better when the water is flowing.

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful hike a bit difficult at points, do recommend downloading the trail.

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