Explore the most popular wildlife trails in San Gabriel Mountains National Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I love this trail , also one of the best I’ve hiked in So Ca.. Very beautiful with so much vegetation. The creeks during the rain or right after is the best. It plays a great part for a more marvelously flowing waterfalls. Four tiers of it makes it magnificent.Watch out for cactuses though they’re everywhere. Trails are a bit narrow if you’re afraid of heights or falling stick to your left at all times. Parking is free! But unfortunately this trail has been CLOSED for nearly two years to be exact. I am totally waiting for it to reopen.

Sunny with great views of the valley and asuza canyon. You can get to the same cross that was accessible from the gracia trail via this trail.

Loved this trail too bad it’s closed hopefully someday it’ll reopen

5 months ago

it's possible that a majority of this trail has been washed out, but it is definitely difficult -- lots of time on river beds and bouldering. The trail was not clearly marked, but we managed to get back. Otherwise, a cool hike. Bring bug spray and watch for bears (saw lots of scat).

How are you guys getting on the trail?

6 months ago

How did Chuck get in? Did he trespass?

Really fun hike when the creek is running high. Wonderful scenery along the trail. Highly recommending this hike.

This is closed as of 9/9/17

Trail has been closed indefinitely.


does anyone know if they re opened the trail?

We hiked this the day after the trail reopened. The trail was poorly maintained, and there was no water in the falls.

I miss this place.
whay close

Great trail, very secluded.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Very nice and peaceful trail. Not very crowded and also if your into seeing wildlife I feel like this is a good trail to do so since it's not heavily trafficked. I've already seen bear tracks and also since it's the angeles forest people hunt here when it's season.

Monday, February 06, 2017

This trail is easy and has plenty of great views. It's perfect for a late afternoon hike.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

great trail with lots of water and beautiful waterfalls at the end.

trail running
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Great hike! Beautiful views and perfect if you're looking for a hike that you can run or jog. Not crowded at all.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

We loved it weather was amazing

trail running
Monday, January 02, 2017

Great for running!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This trail is posted closed until September 7, 2017.

Monday, September 05, 2016

This is one of my favorite trails in San Gabriel Valley.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Great views and nice workout.

Monday, August 15, 2016

The trail head is a little hard to find and not well kept when u start out. The beginning of the trail is the greatest elevation gain and will kick your butt if your not used to hiking, make sure and save some energy for going up it on the way back! The trail was cool, a little boring but did have a nice waterfall at the end. The one downside to the trail was the ticks, I had about 3 or 4 on me about half way through.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I'm distraught that this trail has been destroyed by the fire. It was one of the best waterfall hikes in Socal.

Friday, June 24, 2016

The trail has been consumed by the San Gabriel Complex fire (all of it).. No report yet as to when it will re-open, but it will be months if not years. This is truly devastating

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It really is an intermediate hike. It takes me about 45 mins nonstop to the end and 30 mins for return (faster if I jogged). I would take an elevation mask for a more intense hike. The waterfall is nice treat when you make it to the end, though only runs during wet season.

Hopefully this trail will not close because of the fire. If someone could provide an update.

Nice trail- app is way off about the distance- it's posted as 2.6 miles to the falls, each way- not sure where 8 came from- but this app is almost always wrong when it comes to distance!

really enjoy this trail i go with my son who is 13, and there is shade and cool breezes that make it refreshing. it is a moderate hike.

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