Hermit Falls Trail

MODERATE 217 reviews
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Hermit Falls Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
862 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

From the Foothill Freeway (I-210) in Arcadia, take the Santa Anita Avenue exit and drive north to Chantry Flat, 4.6 miles.

hiking
13 days ago

The trail has decent scenery and is well kept, and there is plenty of shade once you get going. It wasn't extremely crowded but it was a rough crowd. Hikers were blaring music from speakers on the trail and at the falls and more than 30 college aged kids were drinking and smashing bottles. A drunk boy fell and dislocated his shoulder. Some of the hikers were friendly and even helped my kids safely use the rock slides. the water felt amazing and the area was beautiful but the crowd will prevent me going back.

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15 days ago

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20 days ago

went about 8am in the morning. lovely trail with plenty of green and a nice river flowing by. there is a really nice, clean pool of water, that I think I'll dip into next time I go, just before the "waterfall" at the end. It was anticlimactic. Extremely dirty. cans, bottles, socks, shirts, tagging. but the trail itself was a breath of fresh air and relaxing, it's the journey after all, not the destination, I suppose. If you go early, you get serene sounds of birds and crickets playing in tandem and squirrels dancing around the trees. I would suggest some bug repellent.

hiking
20 days ago

Narrow pathways, there is no more waterfall, and the pool of water at the end of this trail, is dirty looking. The trail itself was moderate. Coming back up was a serious workout. I would not recommend taking dogs. Walkway is too narrow. About a 2 hour hike.

22 days ago

Minimal waterfall, but two pools of water deep enough for cliff diving and a rock slide

29 days ago

So fun! Easy hike and there is still water at the fall.

1 month ago

EXCELENTE LUGAR PARA ENVOLVERCE CON LA NATURALEZA

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1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

We started our hike at 5:30 pm all shaded it was nice but the waterfall was disgusting dirty and rocks all tagged up.

1 month ago

Great hike, short finished it in 2.5 hours. Easy going down, brutal coming back up. Overall though, would do again. Only down side is the over abundance over trash and graffiti at the actual falls.

1 month ago

Easy hike down to the ponds. You'll come across shaded and sunny areas. Narrow trails. Pond still had water. Crowded today. The hike back is were you'll get a moderate work out. Overall fun especially if you jump in the water.

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2 months ago

Easy, short hike. Fun cliff jumps. Relaxing, family oriented fun

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