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Great hike with wonderful views of DTLA.
Hollywood sign right there to take it all in.
First couple of miles will have you huffing and puffing as it’s a pretty steep incline.
After that you’ll be treated to the views on your way to the sign.
Enjoy!

Three stars is because it’s so dusty. You couldn’t access the parking lot because the road was closed due to fire danger. So I parked along the side of the road walked up the hill a bit and found a place to enter. Once he and I had a Tonna fun and it wasn’t crowded at all then again it’s a Wednesday morning. Straight up I went and the rundown was very easy. If you got an hour and a half to kill go knock it out.

walking
1 day ago

beautiful, so far one on my favorite list

it's still closed

The waterfall (in November) was pretty small but the hike was nice, not a ton of people, and easy to get to, would recommend

hiking
3 days ago

Awesome trail! Nice and short, but lots of fun! View is pretty cool!

hiking
4 days ago

First and foremost, it's free. I'll never pay to walk around in nature. Overall not too bad, though the increase in elevation can get a little steep at times, especially on some of the switchbacks. The terrain gets quite rocky in some places. Not sure if that is normal for this area, it's my first trail in Arizona. The views are ok, though there's not much to look at except scrub brush and cactus. And it's only 3.5 miles if you don't do the little out and back at the top. All in all, not a bad little hike.

Easy hike with plenty of people on a November Sunday late afternoon. Dry creekbed.

Fun and easy hike and the fall was beautiful. The parking lot was closed because of fire season. The incline from the parking area was the hardest part and added a mile to the hike. When the parking lot is open I would recommend for children.

Note: The reviewers that say this hike is easy are probably pretty strong hikers. This hike is not easy if you are not one. That said, it's easy for me.

BUT two good comparison hikes are on Maryland heights. If you struggle to do the lower Maryland heights trail, don't attempt this. The same goes for the upper Maryland heights trail. However if you have a little or no trouble with upper Maryland heights then you can probably do this one but it will be a challenge.

It was brutally cold today for this time of year with a very strong wind.
Lots of people on the trail today that probably shouldn't be. They were either inadequately dressed or struggling to go up the mountain.

Please make sure you know your limits.

Trail closed due to fires right now

hiking
9 days ago

Very easy hike. Very packed on weekends. Plenty of shade. Bathrooms at trailhead were clean. Plenty of parking. The only reason for a three star rating was due to how many people were on the trail.

Great for a short hike not to hard, but little water coming down the falls.

The hike itself was fairly easy, and the fall foliage was beautiful. However it was difficult to tell which colored markers to follow in order to stay on the Loudoun heights trail and there weren’t many good view points on the trail itself.

Good hiking boots are a must, there are plenty of rocks that were hidden among the fallen leaves. And the leaves were very slippery on the way down due to the recent rain.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice hike, with much needed shade. Watch your step, don't be like me who talks more than pays attention to whats in front of him

Great trail, went clockwise, did the hike to the Vista as well...definitely worth it!

The waterfall is minuscule this time of year. The trail offers a lot of shade and is moderately challenging. Some parts of the trail was super narrow. You need an adventure pass to park. If you get carsick easily, beware. The road is quite windy to get to the trailhead.

hiking
17 days ago

Beautiful views but a crowded trail and parking. I imagine in the summer it is worse. Only 1.5 miles RT , moderately steep in spots with loose rocks. If you are not in shape or have bad knees or are overweight, try something else. I saw several people with canes or were overweight who probably should not have been on this trail. The though was great. A lot of dogs so keep yours leashed. Active bear sightings were posted

Disappointing amount of graffiti at Hermit Falls. Well trafficked trail. Nice once you get off pavement. Can take the leg off to sturtevant falls loop back on the paved trail to add another 2.5 miles or so.

It is a great trail, nice and peaceful.

hiking
18 days ago

weird to see the graffiti and smokers but it's a good hike with kids.

really super for kids and dogs. wonderful hike

I loved it! Very calm a relaxing!!

walking
19 days ago

Nice hike with friends. Saw a couple deer and a few turtles

Great area and very pretty with some Fall colors. Popular place with lots of people. Sadly many don't know trail ettitquette, but we were impressed that there wasn't much (any) trash or grafitti for the amount of traffic. To get to the falls go past it, take the left fork to the creek and go left along the creek. Or take the right at the creek to go to Bear Canyon.

Loved it!! Such an amazing peaceful place

WAY too crowded. Too many people. Dog crap everywhere and no one picks it up. Trash and crap graffiti. People on the trail don’t have etiquette and will block the whole trail and go slow. Won’t allow others to pass. Waterfall is unimpressive.

October 22: Solo’d to the waterfall and only one wrong turn.

A peaceful Sunday morning hike through a colorful, boulder-strewn canyon. Lots of woodpeckers to keep us entertained! A bit of fall color on the way to the waterfall, which is very zen-like: a small trickle flowing into a reflective pool. It’s shady much of the way, so being a light jacket is you’re hiking in the morning.

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