Bailey Canyon Nature Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

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.

1.7 miles
416 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking


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.

8 days ago

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.

1 month ago

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

3 months ago

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!

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