7-1-20.... This was an amazing hike. Longest I’ve done and yet the best. I’m doing the 6 peaks challenge. I loved the shade. About 85% of Hike in shade. It was hard going up. Took us 7 hours and 15 min. We hung out at the Sturtevant resort and took small breaks. We also did the waterfall as well as parked down the mountain due to the parking lot being closed. Took us just 3 hours to get down. Left the truck at 9:00 and back about 7:15. Long day. I clocked about 14.73 miles all together.

I really enjoyed this hike, bring lots of water. I was caught off guard by how much water I consumed on the last mile and a half. Views are worth it. Don’t get sucked into taking shortcuts up through some of the ski runs, a gradual climb is much better for your body and mind

Super pretty! Started on the upper trail then looped down to the lower. So many pools along the creek...great for dogs to swim in!

It was a nice hike, I saw people with little kids ( love kids ) but I think it’s too hard for them . Enjoy it :)

I was here this morning early is such a majestic place !!! Breathe taking !! Is worth it to wake up early and breathe the fresh air Don’t forget the mosquito spray ! But other than that is pure love (:

Fun stuff. Nice smaller alternative hike if you don’t want to go all the way up Wilson.

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rocky
1 day ago

Super nice hike! A bit of an incline but no climbing or scooting involved. It’s a bit rocky, so be careful about snakes! Otherwise nice views, some shade, and easy to follow trail.

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rocky
scramble
1 day ago

The waterfall is hands down gorgeous, but it is a “reverse hike”. It is downhill all the way to the falls, and uphill all the way back (unless you do the loop, which is also uphill and requires a 45 minute walk back to parking. Get there early, the sun gets hot and it gets crowded. Make sure to wear a light backpack. The way down to the falls is SUPER STEEP. Definitely not your average scramble. Use the ropes and tree roots if you choose to go down. The water is ice cold, and it is super Rocky. *I recommend bringing water shoes.* If you are doing this after Switzer falls, or looking for something like Switzer, know it is nothing like it. You are not walking against a creek and there is no shade. If you still think this hike is right for you, Be safe and bring LOTS of water (you’ll need it)! Make sure to park past the first Trail sign, probably Cloud Summit. You can also drive down the fire road through the campground and park directly at the mouth of the hike.

What a great hike! Hiked the loop, logged 7.6 miles. Parked at Cloud Summit and did the loop as recommended by many others, clockwise. Trail was easy to follow. waterfall was easy to find, didn’t need ropes to get down but was happy that they were there. So truly beautiful. Nice moderate hike. If I were to do it again I would pay to park and just start down from the trail at buckhorn campground and do an out & back, since the trail to the East is much prettier. This would cut out the highway 2 hike that everyone complains about. I would add extra miles going out past the waterfall since the trail continues north.

A sunny hike into the shaded canyon. Be sure to hike all the way to the campground or you will miss the deep part of the stream. A little hot on the climb out of the canyon. A nice uncrowded hike!!

It was an amazing hike. Went with my 2 dogs and they loved every minute of it!

I loved this trail! On a Monday afternoon there were a lot of people on the initial ascent/descent part but once I got up to the loop portion there were very few people. That loop portion is awesome too! You walk through shady oak and pine tree groves with beautiful views.

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3 days ago

My friend, my dog, and I did this hike early Monday morning. It was not crowded (more people later) and was really pleasant. I can see how on a hot day the latter part of the trail could be very hot, though it was cloudy for us so it was nice. There’s little to no shade near the waterfall. There’s still some water in the stream and coming off the hillside. It was moderately hard with some narrow sections. Most of the people on the trail wore masks (thank you!), esp important when passing people closely. We went to the top of the Falls but couldn’t really see the falls or the bottom from the top. We heard people at the bottom and saw people hiking up.

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3 days ago

I frequent this hike as it’s a nice moderate hike with great rewards- for first timers there are 2 ways to enjoy this top of waterfalls or hike down to the bottom of the falls and take a dip; arrive early and plenty of water.

Beautiful pay off with the waterfall! We had the most difficult time finding the waterfall for some reason... I don't know if there is a nicer way to hike down to the waterfall. To get there, we took the paved road that leads to the campground which was a downhill hike the whole way. Thankfully, for us, the road was blocked off so cars could not use it. We stayed on that road all the way down to the campground (after hiking on some detours by accident) and followed a small "middle" trail to the waterfall. The hike back was all uphill but MUCH easier since we knew how to get back. Going in definitely took us longer lol

on Trail Canyon Falls

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rocky
3 days ago

It gets busy anytime after 9am. The first mile or so doesn’t have any shade, so bring a hat and sunglasses since it get’s really hot. Almost all of it is uphill going to the falls, so i was out of breath a lot. You have to cross the creek around 3 times. If you want to go to the bottom of the falls, you’ll have to take a small trail going down. I wouldn’t recommend bringing young kids because it’s very steep and has loose soil (might slip and fall) and the last half of it you have to use a rope (like rock climbing but with an incline) it looks really scary going down. But if you think they can handle it, go for it! There was a lot of trash so please pick up after yourself and your dogs. Don’t ruin the beauty of nature for others to come. Also, there’s no cell service so don’t go alone

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rocky
3 days ago

After putting off Baldy for years and climbing many of the other local peaks in or around the SoCal Angeles/San Bernardino forests I finally decided to give it a shot. The weather was nice, however, the winds were 50+ mph which made it a little challenging but kept us cool throughout the sun exposed climb to the summit. In a few words...crowds, lengthy fire road hiking, crowds, more crowds. San Antonio Peak is popular, a bit too popular for my tastes. The trail along Devil’s Backbone is narrow, moderately difficult if you are conditioned and used to hiking, but when crowded with day hikers of varying experience and understanding of the basic hiking protocols, the climb becomes more annoying than fun. The scenery is okay, not a lot to look at considering the low altitude. Compared to surrounding peaks (Baden Powell, Pine Mountain, Dawson), Baldy is not the prettiest. We made the summit in about 4 hours with an average speed of 2.4 mph. The trail is pretty straightforward. I could only see doing it again with the challenge of winter snow and maybe via a connecting peak. For inexperienced hikers, I can see how this mountain is attractive and a good trainer mountain. Again, for me, it’s just too crowded and I dread the 3 miles of fire road hiking.

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3 days ago

Was a great hike. Lots of different experiences on this hike, large wide open paths in the sun to small trails winding around stream beds and forest. The trail is hard to follow near the end, but if you stick with it, totally worth it

I loved how this trail was so green and beautiful but it was packed on a Saturday and people have their Bluetooth speakers out . Also I was ya the trail by 7 am and it was already crowded . But it was super foggy and I like how it was different than most hikes in LA that are scorching hot .

Good workout but not much to see. Definitely not the scenic route! Hung at the camp ground for a bit, all together 13 miles round trip.

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