Big Dalton Dam Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glendora, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.6 miles
331 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



over grown

14 days ago

Great hike. Gear for beginners and kids.

29 days ago

Came here at least 3 times a week over the summer with my dog. Easy trail but I love it! Once you get to the picnic area, it’s sometimes fun to go down below the bridge and walk through/along the edge of the creek until the end. Makes it slightly harder and gives a different perspective, your shoes will get wet though so come prepared.

1 month ago

Easy hike for beginners. Loved the bridges that you cross along the way, would have been a perfect setting if there were water in the stream. The road up to the trail is very easy to drive through with almost no incline while driving.

1 month ago

Directions to trail were incorrect so don’t follow through app. Several snakes on the trail, down trees and at one point completely overgrown trail.
Looks like it hasn’t been maintained in a while.
Looks like it might be a good trail in Spring when water is flowing and if it got some maintenance.
Had to turn around so didn’t get to the end.

2 months ago

I clicked on the directions and they don’t pop up on the navigation how do you get here ?

2 months ago

TIP: There’s a felled tree between the Mystic Canon/Big Dalton trailhead towards the east. This is a easy hike along asphalt roads with several trails along the way (Mystic Canyon to the north, Wren Meacham to the south and Pavil Canyon to the east). Also to the east, on the north side, are paved switchbacks taking you up to about 1500 ft.

3 months ago

lots of trails to explore here with ample shade and a little Creek, nice area to picnic, your in the mountains it's peaceful yet very close to urban areas, you wouldn't even know it.

3 months ago

great 2 miles round trip. saw a mountain king snake. see photo.

3 months ago

not all photos are of this creek trail hike. some are from Pupout hill hike

3 months ago

Nice trail! So many lizards but definitely easy and beautiful

4 months ago

Nice little trail, quite short but very easy. A lot of lizards!

4 months ago

Really great for beginners and solo hikers. Trail is clearly marked along the way.

5 months ago

This was a nice easy hike to get away from people and into some woods. Most of the trail is in the shade and you walk along a little creek, so it stayed cool the whole time.
Pros: very few people, easy to park and easy to follow. There are also some cool rock roadcuts at the end.
Cons: you are along a road for a bit of it, which isn't particularly scenic.
We brought our two dogs and it was nice to have the trail alone for almost all of it.

6 months ago

Super easy and great for first timers or someone just looking for a nice walk

6 months ago

Nice hike up with the trail. Watch for poison oak. The road is a smooth return.

6 months ago

Easy trail water runs next to it so does the road. Lots of poison oak be weary. Really super good for a new jogger

8 months ago

Fun, easy trail. Good for my dog too. We did have a rather large rattlesnake cross the path in front of us though, so keep your eyes and ears open and keep your dogs close.

8 months ago

Easy trail, close to my friends place.. we started a bit higher up, so it was about 2miles there and back. Had a fun rope to swing on.. swing at your own risk lol!

9 months ago

Great easy hike for the whole family. Bring your pup. If you want an easy out and back, this is it.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Disappointing. Just an asphalt road leading to nothing.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Easy relatively flat trail. Couple bridge crossings over the dry creek bed. Would be gorgeous if water was flowing

Saturday, July 08, 2017

nice, clean little trail. Perfect for small children There is poison oak on this trail so keep the little ones covered and on the trail.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Short but nice shady trail. Enjoyed it so much with my friends

Monday, March 06, 2017

Very nice trail the follows a little river. However the trail head is easy to miss and doesn't seem to have a definitive end

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Great hike with small kids!!! Trail is next to a stream !

Saturday, January 14, 2017

I enjoyed this one! The scenery is beautiful, and I like that there's a picnic area. The trail along the stream is so nice, albeit a little rocky in places. I'll definitely be back.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Good hiking trail

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

short and to the point. best to walk the road and save the riverbed pathway.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Took the kids on a hike. Pretty kid friendly.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Great trails and scenery.

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