Fall Creek Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palmdale, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.6 miElevation gain941 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersBugsMuddyRockyNo shade
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FIRE CLOSURE: As of February 2021 there are closures in this park or area due to wildfire. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices.

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

Directions from Pasadena, CA: Located off Angeles Forest Highway (County N-3) 4.5 miles south of the Monte Cristo Campground, hike in via Fall Creek Rd. 1.5 miles or Fall Creek Trail 3 miles.

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Backpacking

Totally hidden. Excellent hike with DOGS https://youtu.be/FHUHuP3plao

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Tyler Chapleau
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HikingGreat!No shadeOff trailRockyScramble

This trail was awesome!!! I actually thought it’d b more appropriately rated as easy. It spent most of the time descending down the mountain into the canyon. This part of the trail is hot and exposed, so bring water accordingly. About halfway down the mountain, listen for water in the canyon. When u hear it, look out to ur left and ull see the waterfall in all its glory. There’s 4 tiers from this view, whereas u can only see one from the bottom. Once u get down into the canyon, the trail just kinda disappears so just make ur way upstream however u can. It’s gonna b super hard to get lost down here as long as u keep the stream in sight. The waterfall is awesome!! Very good flow as of right now and absolutely nobodyyy there. Happy Adventures!!!

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Melissa Gomez
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HikingGreat!

Great hike!! Loved the little river crossings and the easy repel down to the falls. Go early to avoid heat. Arriving at 7am was perfect. 1st on the trail, and was off the trail as it was heating up.

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Razzle Dazzle
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Nature tripsNo shadeOff trailOver grown

Was a fun adventure! Really easy to get lost, we didn’t even make it to the waterfall, yet still worth it. We ended up finding where we went wrong, but decided to try for the falls another day. Definitely download your map and give your Self sometime to get lost (ish).

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Fernie Morando
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Hiking

Waterfall was beautiful. Trail was very rocky and tricky. Easy to get lost. Plan ahead

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julia vaive
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Hiking

Easy to get down, it’s a clear path but, super uncertain path starting at the creek. It’s pretty much a make your own situation. Pretty though.

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Veronica Calixto
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WalkingOver grownRocky

Took my daughters 13 and 6. They absolutely enjoyed the view of the mountains. Was worried that my younger daughter would get tired but as soon as she saw the waterfall spark more energy on the way up. Excited to bring her on to more trails.

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Joe Edmonds
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Hiking

Nice flora, sweeping views. Yes there is distant road noise and power lines, but we found both of these shortcomings easy to ignore.

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Ali D.
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Hiking

amazing

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Brandy Scott
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Good hike down, there was a lot of overgrowth, especially at the bottom when you reach the creek. Theres really no designated path. At some point took a path that looked to be ok and it started to take me away from where I wanted to go...the waterfall. Went back down to the creek to start again along with a nearby group and we found ourselves a path to the waterfall. There was a lot of fallen trees blocking many paths...and There's POISON OAK along the way so be on the lookout. The waterfall was not all that spectacular since we lack Rain, but was still a nice ending point.

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Emily Ana Arellanes
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HikingOver grownRocky

I really enjoyed the adventure of this hike. That being said it’s unmaintained when you get down to the creek level. Just follow alongside the creek to get to the falls. I was a little bummed that I could see some power lines for a good chunk of the hike. Overall I had a lot of fun just exploring.

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Eric lee
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Hiking
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Yongho Ha
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Hiking
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Dean Egnater
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Hiking
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Karen Hallberg
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Hiking
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Jason Grace
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Hiking

Great hike! Not at all crowded. Trail gets a little confusing in the basin but if you follow the stream you’ll be ok..fyi...watch for poison oak along the stream. Finished my hike by 10 am and was shaded by the mountain 80-90% of the trail.

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Kate Hackett
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HikingNo shadeOver grown

Boy that uphill return trip is boring. BOY it gets old. And the revving from the horrible motorcycles and muscle cars can be heard for a good 40% of your hike. It's just not my jam.

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Gavin Sweeney
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Hiking

Great trail. Lots of afternoon shade (3pm 1/1/21). Trail could use some maintenance.

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