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Bailey Canyon Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 416 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Waterfall

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This route follows two trails in Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park: The Live Oak Interpretive Trail, a fairly level single-track through an oak grove; and the Canyon View Nature Trail, which leads to a 35-foot seasonal waterfall.

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T. S.
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easy to start from a parking lot, then the paved road leads to a trail up ahead into a 20% rocky 20% bushy 60% dirt trail. spotted a leaf eating deer 3/4 of way to the dry waterfall (end of trail). was a semi-chanllenging hike but enjoyed it nevertheless. will come back to try the side trails (over a small wood bridge).

J T.
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Hiking

Good trail if you live in the area and want a spontaneous and quick get out of the house activity...nothing spectacular. Note, the waterfall was dry. So hence my previous comment. Instead enjoy being surrounded by nature even though you are so close to residential neighborhood. Went on Father’s Day weekend and it was moderately crowded. Saw a fair amount of people, but was spaced enough apart to enjoy the walk without anybody. Also everyone was courteous and wearing masks.

Allison Taylor
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Erin Demastes
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Hiking

I wasn’t super into this! The waterfall trail was very buggy and overgrown, and your other option is straight up! So bring supplies and water.

Miguel Rodriguez
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hike was a little short. the waterfall is non existent. I would recommend going up Jones peak instead of continuing on to the waterfall.

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Michael Jordan
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Hiking

Did this to the waterfall. Great trail to go on if you want to get away from people. Didn’t see anyone after the parking lot. The waterfall area was very cool. No water though. My only wish was that it was longer.

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Kristin Gifford
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Hiking

Very overgrown (waist to chest high) and hot even though only 80 degrees. Didn’t finish.

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Andrew Jacquot
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Hiking

Short hike, mostly overgrown from lack of use it seems. The trail is still mostly visible. and theres an asphalt road linking the beginning to the rest of it

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Tom Phan
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Hiking

Nice hike

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Natascha Corrigan Aldridge
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Hiking

With all the rain we’ve been having in Southern California this is an absolute delight. It’s not super bloom territory but there are tons of different species of flowers enjoying their spring emergence. Safe in full bloom, Rosemary and tons of other types of native plant. So green so beautiful and the views are outstanding.

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KRedySet Go
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Pretty wildlife, trees, and nature trail. Saw deer and coyotes. Friendly locals and hikers. But felled trees and a bit rugged and no water in the “falls” even after rain.

Don Thomas
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Hiking

This is a short hike to a seasonal waterfall along a rugged trail under tall canyon walls.

Dylan Bell
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Hiking
First to Review

NIce short hike if you don't want to make the trek all the way to Jones Peak or Mt Wilson. The waterfall, alas, is seasonal, though be careful during the rainy season -- Bailey Canyon is notorious for flash floods, as the signs will warn you. There's some scrambling on the way to the falls, but overall good for older kids and well-behaved dogs on leash. Thank you to the volunteers who were out Sep 15 doing trail maintenance!

Holly Mindya
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Zulema Herrera
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Pryscila Leon
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Chien Kuan-yung
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Frankie Rodriguez
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Andy Young
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Wendy Wang
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Brett Goslett
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Daniel Sputa
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Will Jarvis
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Barbie A.
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Ramsey Lopez
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Robert Z
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J M
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Nikki Caiello
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David Gordon
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