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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
2 days ago

Go see it if you go that far, but don't miss the arches! I would also suggest making the whole loop if you already go that far...

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.

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

Fun trip, until I encountered a big brown bear blocking the road when I was getting back. it was getting dark and had to wait until it went away. The bear was not scared of me or all the noise I was making.

Awesome views of Downtown LA & the SGV!

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.

Luckily, we went when it was not too hot. Still, 3 liters only took me to the summit which had beautiful views. They were all the better because so few go up there. (the proof being the impeccable ammo can register and lightly beaten trail)

Pretty good. The first several miles are tree lined and shaded then it gets out in the open. I didn't finish the whole thing but really enjoyed the first several miles because of the beautiful mountain scenery and tranquillity. I went out a sunday and it was quiet with not many people on the trail.

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.

trail running
18 days ago

my happy place

really super for kids and dogs. wonderful hike

hiking
18 days ago

Very good and very challenging hike. Some steep cliffs with long drops; watch where you step! The ascent wasn’t too tough but the descent down the winter creek trail was brutal; bring poles if you have them. Was bothered by bugs at times but not overwhelming. Would hike again!

One of my favorite hikes because of the little pond and trees to climb. The smell of the different types of flowers and plants are beautiful, great place to get away. At the other side of the trail there’s a park and we ended up stumbling upon a Community Healing meetup.

trail running
20 days ago

Only ran this once, several years ago during the government shutdown. It was eerie quiet with the campground not in use, and there were deer poking around. A steady up and a steady down, good for training for longer trail races.

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.

indeed a very hard hike. it is actually 3.6 miles one way so 7.2 miles overall. lots of lizards but didn't spot any snakes. view from the top is good

We clocked in at 5.5 miles. We did it as a sunset hike. We started at 4:20 I think I would have started it at 3:30 so we get the sunset coming back down! You must park on the street there is no parking lot. To get to the top just cross the bridge and stay to the left this app have the correct downloaded road. Dogs are allowed on leash! It does get steep on some parts. There are three benches you pass on the way up. when you pass the Henninger Flats sign there are benches to the left. There is also a geological marker to the left of the sign of your staring at it. Bring a head lamp if your hiking it in the dark! Over all it’s a beautiful sunset hike!

trail running
25 days ago

Ran it today around 4 pm. Temp. was about 85 but with no humidity to speak of it was pleasant enough. Also, with the sun being rather low there was shade from time to time. FYI, if you do it clockwise, the first 2.5 miles or so is a steady climb.

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.

Absolutely loved it. The scenery is beautiful and definitely a challenge for beginners.

Great hike! We ended up going all the way over to the bear canyon camp ground and back! Great views and good walking trails.

Tips: bring a map and not your bicycle! There is no service anywhere and you will have to carry your bike....

Consider making this hike a loop by continuing past Jones Peak down the Connection Trail to the Mt. Wilson Trail and back to the town of Sierra Madre.

Great hike for those looking to get into shape or simply get their feet wet in the world of hiking. The trail hits you immediately with an uphill climb but one you finish that the rest of the hills on the trail become child's play. There aren't many shade spots so a visor and sun protection is recommended for those with sensitive skin going in the day. Trail opens at 9 and parking gets filled really fast. I usually park uphill a little past the trail entrance and walk down there's no permit required.

Easy and peaceful. Lots of birds and a surprising amount of lovely wildflowers being so late in the year. Easy to get to and short enough in case you don’t have lots of time.

Love this trail.

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