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Hermit Falls to Sturtevant Falls Loop

MODERATE 8 reviews
#106 of 195 trails in

Hermit Falls to Sturtevant Falls Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.2 miles
1145 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips



wild flowers

1 month ago

Took my 11 year old daughter and 12 year old son who have only done Mt Rubidoux 4 mile hikes previously. We did this loop, but added a short trip to the top of Sturtevant Falls after we reached the Falls basin. We went back 1/4 mile to the Gabrelino Trail and headed around to the top of the Falls for a different view and then back down to the basin where our group was waiting. My Garmin InReach registered this at 8 miles. This group of trails is awesome and very doable for almost anyone. There is shade on 85% of the trail, you walk along a beautiful creek most of the way, you see several small cabins along the way, lots of easy creek crossing which the kids loved, even if they get a little wet, and trail is mainly wide dirt gravel mix. The only complaint is the tiny parking lot gets full by 6am on weekends so you will be parking on the road approaching the parking lot and adding mileage to your trek.

2 months ago

awesome way to see both falls in one easy going hike. heading down to first water is scenic as you walk along the river, you feel isolated. then coming back up to sturtvant along the river is much nicer than the fire road you return on. hermit is way less busy that surtvant, go early to avoid the crowds. and enjoy the walk up the river. parking always sucks so plan to add an extra mile or two.

2 months ago

4 months ago