Lewis Falls Trail

EASY 67 reviews
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Lewis Falls Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Azusa, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.8 miles
374 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly







Park along the side of the road and find the trail to the right of the creek next to a large yellow sign that reads, "NO FIRES." After 200 feet, the trail turns right between two granite boulders and continues half a mile up the canyon to Lewis Falls.

12 days ago

Beautiful waterfall. Magical hike with some branches and obstacles that make it more fun.

2 months ago

beautiful easy walk, some rocks and branches to climb, bring bug repellant.

3 months ago

Gem of a trail! The trail isn’t obvious towards the top, however, keep moving up the trail (crosses over the creek a bunch) until you hit the big waterfall. Easy, short, beautiful.

4 months ago

Be prepared to cross the creek several times. A lot of fun!

4 months ago

we don't have grizzly bears here lol

5 months ago

Beautiful hike with lots of vegetation, wildlife, and huge trees! unfortunately there are a boatload of bugs so be forewarned. Also, when we got to the falls we were cornered by a grizzly bear so know how to deal with that and keep your dogs within eyesight if you choose to let them off leash.

5 months ago

It's a nice mini trail ,, didn't make it to the waterfall though due to not sure what direction to go once u get to the boulders ,, only disappointment is the trash people have left there ,, aside from that it has nice water streams ,,

6 months ago

It was kind of eerie in the beginning. Dark lots of warms , hornets , and tons of bugs- no joke. Thanks to previous hikers. We got tons of bug spray. The trail was short but had everything within that distance. You have to cross the creeks, boulders(can be slippery with dirt on it) , logs, big hills and lots of natural obstacles.
Trail was not easy to navigate through. At the end of it you don't see the water fall. Because as you come up it's not facing you. It's on the left when you get to the top.
I almost got lost on the way back. Different views from the back. Going down the hill. Take mental pictures of the land marks. That way you don't take wrong turns.
Short but tortuous.
Have fun!

6 months ago

Kind of Buggy and boring. At the top, 2 guys smoking weed and on the way back down, 4 ft rattle snake decided to cross the path. So just be aware of who and what's around you.

6 months ago


7 months ago

Great little trail because it's not crowded, short and shady. Pretty waterfall and cool mist.
I lost a necklace at the falls on Saturday, July 15th at around 2pm. I left it on a log. It's not inherently valuable, but very sentimental. Ball chain with blue aluminum ring on the end. I checked around the log on Sunday afternoon and at the trail head, but no necklace :(
If found please let me know. Thanks, Ben

7 months ago

Great hike. Follow Valentinas directions and you will get there! Only down fall is the bugs but wear bug spray. And please pick up your trash and dirty diapers. Not cool

7 months ago

Impressive waterfall for this time of year! Very humid even at 6:30am. If you get closer to the creek it's a little better.

Taking off one star because holy crap the bugs. People tell you that you need repellent and you definitely do. The two areas exposed on my body (hands) were immediately attacked. I had on a mild repellent thinking I'd be alright and that was not the case. Insects of all shapes and sizes desperately try to make their way into any orifice of your body. Mouth, ears, eyes. Pretty sure I had a healthy dose of protein this morning from accidentally swallowing 3 of them. They swarm by the creek, but it's not really safe anywhere. I wish I had brought a handkerchief and sunglasses, probably would have defended me well.

Trail was super easy to traverse with plenty of good points of interest despite being only .4 miles in. Waterfall is about 40 ft high with great water flow. Loved how the trail is just nestled to the side of the road unmarked. Makes the place so quiet and secluded.

8 months ago

The trail is mostly shaded. Once you go past the cabins, follow the trail leading up to a crossing. Cross the creek and proceed to the falls. The falls are spectacular.

8 months ago

5 star route, but not really little kid friendly... there is a lot of scrambling and crossing the creek on logs

10 months ago

Absolutely amazing loved the waterfall

10 months ago

would visit again

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Keep your eyes peeled; it's easy to lose the trail, but if you're looking about for the right signs, you should stay on the right track.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

If you follow Valentina's directions you will find it!!! My best friend and I went today following her instructions and it was a success! Had a lot of fun!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This is a really secluded and easy trail to hike once you find the trailhead. I went this past Saturday, January 7, and the trail was very pretty and green. Be careful if you go after rainfall because it was and can get very slippery on some of the rocks you have to hike on to get to the waterfall. Some of the more recent reviews have a very good description on locating the trailhead. Good luck, be safe, and have fun!

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