Hermit Falls Trail

MODERATE 208 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
6 days 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.

16 days 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.

17 days 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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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

The view was nice, water was super cold, very narrow trail at times, lots of people, be careful with rocks on the trail path and wires. We were expecting a big waterfall, but instead it was little ponds and bigger ones where you can literally jump in.

2 months ago

tranquillity at it's finest. Lots of coverage from trees .

hiking
2 months ago

Very beautiful and a great workout on the way back up.

hiking
2 months ago

Graffiti kinda ruins things. It's fun to take the alternate route back that meets at the foot bridge (except for that climb back to the parking lot)... maybe going counter-clockwise would be better?

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2 months ago

hiked on a memorial day, and finding parking was killer (possibly even more than the hike itself). the hike to the falls was simple - mostly downhill getting to the falls (which by the way, has cliff jumping on certain conditions) and uphill coming back.

2 months ago

Loved it.. Very pretty down below.. Dirty at the falls pick up your trash!!