Explore the most popular trails in Whitney Canyon Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hours: sunrise to sunset

A pretty good hike. No water this time of year. Use the lower parking area to hit the trail. stay left at the forks in the road and it takes you along the river. First portion of the trail is not covered but after that the temps are fairly cool.

we went to do this hike and all three trails to the waterfall were closed why they didn't put that on the alltrails app is a mystery to me

great hike took the kids(10yrold and 2 12yearolds and a toddler) on it followed the map but there was no waterfalls or water. I guess it was too late in the summer. took my 2 year old on it and it was pretty easy! carried him on my shoulders most of it but it was doable!

There is water at the falls really nice to see and in June. It’s a pretty hike and lots of things to look at and listen to. Great hike! My son enjoyed

Could not find a waterfall. I recorded my track up the stream and found nothing, I went further after the trail ended.

Kids will have a great time. Bikes can only go so far. Becomes rocky closer to the waterfall.

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2 months ago

Great short hike with water fall during early spring if it’s to short your about 100 yards from the beast

This is my favorite hike as it’s good exercise but no crazy cliffs. You have to do a little climbing to get to the end of the waterfall but nothing to scary. Good for dogs & kids just keep an eye out for snakes.

there were a lot of butterflies

great trail, solid 5 mile hike up 2000+ ft.

Fun very easy trail with a small stream at the end Kid friendly

Park in the lower lot beyond the ride share. Beginning is not shaded. Trail leads to water you must maneuver over rocks to cross. You will reach a small and refreshing waterfall. Worth the journey! If you want an even more impressive waterfall head to Placerita, but be prepared for scrambling and poison oak.

petrified national forest hike backpacking

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washed out
4 months ago

This was to the turning point, I didn’t see the falls on this route, going to try the turn out on my way back.

This trail is perfect right now. It’s free and shady with flowing water and water falls at the end. It is an great little hike

Gorgeous trail and more than a handful of water crossings.

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rocky
4 months ago

very nice trail... mosquito season thou.. lots of families here on the weekend

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4 months ago

Really fun easy hike. Took our 9 month old and it was perfect to carry with the pack. Nice and shaded and no crazy hills to climb. Definitely will be back!

Great hike today 3/17/19. So peaceful and serene. The sound of the water, the greenery (yes in California) and the friendly people, all made this an enjoyable hike for my dog (new to hiking) and I.

nice hike,gradual incline.nice getaway

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5 months ago

Nice trail just off the 14 freeway. The trail was easy to locate and well maintained, I went on a Monday and only saw 2 other hikers...had the entire falls to myself. Wore Keen hiking sandals to cross streams, worked great. Be careful if you climb the various waterfall tiers it’s quite slippery.

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5 months ago

Went on a weekend during the afternoon and it was very crowded, especially when you reach the waterfall area, where everyone congregated. There are a couple of trails that branch off from the parking lot, with Elmer to the right and the waterfalls to the left. The first half of the trail is wide and scenic, and then the latter half to the waterfall you might encounter a few water crossings where you might get your shoes wet. The recent rainstorms really had the waterfall rushing along the trail, and the greenery was also lush and green all throughout. It's a fairly easy hike, as I saw quite a number of young kids, as well as mountain bikers, but if you want to go past the first major waterfall, it'd be a lot more difficult, especially when the waterfall is flowing hard, because there are very narrow and slippery footholds. My dog and I made it up a few levels, but ultimately the wrong footwear (while waterproof, it had little to no grip) had us turning back around. I'd imagine this wouldn't be a bad hike to do in the summer, either, as there is a fair amount of shade towards the latter half, though the waterfall would be minimal (if existent) during the warmer months.

This is a pretty trail hat takes you through lush green sections. Shaded throughout & a few water crossing. The waterfalls were impressive. Don’t stop after the first, go up & over them to the cascading ones! Beautiful!

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