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Lewis Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Azusa, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 360 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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nature trips

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views

waterfall

wild flowers

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rocky

scramble

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. This is a nice, short hike with lots of shade and a beautiful waterfall at the end.

hiking
10 hours ago

Great, easy and short trail. The waterfall at the end is beautiful. Went early To avoid crowds.

hiking
muddy
15 hours ago

hiking
20 hours ago

nice waterfall and easy hike

hiking
3 days ago

Nice hike, moderately trafficked, slightly anti-climactic ending. Tight quarters with not easy to access falls makes it tough with other hikers in this COVID world..

hiking
4 days ago

It was a fun trail with lots of shades in the early afternoon. It's just a short walk to get to some water and after that it gets a little rocky here and there. Not too difficult and good for a fun short walk or something cool for beginners.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

The best trail I’ve ever done!

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

Went mid morning on Sunday and it wasn’t overcrowded. Hiking boots are a big help in this terrain. There is a lot of water along the trails and in some areas it is easier to walk in the water to avoid climbing rocks or going over tree trunks. There is a lot of shade and it’s really not a long hike. Once you pass the waterfall there is an area you can rock climb but use at your own discretion. I will definitely come back with my kids next time.

hiking
7 days ago

Family and I hit the trail this afternoon, partly shaded which was nice. The first 3/4 of the trail is easy to hike as you get closer to the waterfall it becomes more difficult. There are rocks you have to climb and if you don't want to climb you have to go thru the stream which will get your shoes and pants wet. Other than my wife and 10 year old son getting there shoes soaked and me having to carry my 4 year old the last stretch to reach the waterfall it was a nice hike.

hiking
8 days ago

Short but tricky trail. But love it. We were the first ones on the trail.

hiking
8 days ago

Shaded all the way. Took my 5 year old had to carry her in some area but overall it was pretty simple. Entrance is where all the big rocks are park in the side of the road or turnouts. You’ll have to cross water keep going you’ll see the waterfall at the end of the trail.

hiking
13 days ago

This is a great instant gratification hike. For as beautiful as it is, I’m surprised it wasn’t more crowded on a Sunday. Trail was short, solid, and well-marked. This is a great trail if you have a family or are looking for a low-effort, high-reward hike. This waterfall lives up to its name-the water definitely falls at a steady 8 m/ps. Because of its easy access, there’s some graffiti and a small amount of garbage, but unfortunately that’s just people-not the fault of the forest or the park. Regardless, this is a refreshing jaunt in the woods. Easy like a Sunday drive.

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
15 days ago

Short trail to get to the waterfall. The trail head was difficult to locate and no clearly marking along the the trail. I was lucky that I went with a friend who visited this one twice already. The trail itself is rocky and wet as it follows along a little stream. To reach the waterfall, you got to crosses the river bank 3-4 times. Your shoes will get wet. The shade is a big plus as it blocks the summer sun but do bring bug spray.

hiking
bugs
rocky
15 days ago

hiking
rocky
19 days ago

Definitely one of my favorites!! The water from the waterfall is clean and cold, very refreshing. The trail is well shaded. Some parts had an incline, rocks, and a couple of stream crossings, but other then that, very beautiful trail.

hiking
rocky
scramble
19 days ago

Enjoyed this hike on a Monday afternoon, not crowded at all. The trail head is actually about 25 yards before you see mile mark 34.83. Trail was well worn and easy to follow. A couple water crossings and rock scrambles to add to the difficulty, but definitely on the low moderate level for me. I look forward to hiking it again in the future. Also... lots of butterflies in the area today.

hiking
off trail
rocky
20 days ago

We had so much fun with this trail. It’s pretty easy but it’s like an obstacle course. We had our two younger boys with us and they did fine. You will definitely need hiking boots. You’ll cross streams and go underneath fallen over trees, and climb some rocks but nothing difficult. The most difficult part of this trail is to find it! Take highway 39 all the way up until you reach marker 39|LA|34. I’ll post a picture. Park and then you should see the entrance. You can hear the stream. The entrance to the trail is not marked so just follow the crowd. It’s on the right side of the street, going up the hill.

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
20 days ago

This was our first hike and it was definitely challenging to someone like me..wear waterproof shoes because your feet get wet walking through the stream. You do need to crawl under two fallen trees to get to the waterfall. We had to grab on to roots on the side of the mountain to get to the waterfall at one point. It wasn’t a long distance but it was challenging and fun.

hiking
21 days ago

Are dogs allowed?

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
22 days ago

THE GOOD: -> Multiple small falls all along the trail -> Well-shaded -> Inconspicuous trailhead means it’s not a zoo -> Quick trip -> Excellent waterfall THE BAD: -> Fair amount of litter and some graffiti (typical for an LA-area hike, unfortunately) KEEP IN MIND: -> Stream crossings required -> Climbing over/under downed trees required -> Last tenth of a mile or so has rocky scrambles -> Trailhead is easy to miss (no signage, on-road parking) ~~ Pack out your trash ~~ MORE DETAILS: Punch in the trailhead to your navigation software of choice so you know when it’s coming up. Park, hop out and hit the trail! As you begin the trail you soon pass by a cabin and outhouse. The fresh-looking signs direct you to the right where the trail continues, so leave the property undisturbed and continue steadily uphill into the canyon. It’s not too steep, so don’t worry. You’ll pass by another cabin on your right and the remains of a couple of other structures. Neat! There is a large fallen tree blocking the path, so best to duck walk under it. The stream flows over the trail, so use the logs, rocks and branches to navigate your way across the first of a couple stream crossings. As you near the falls, some fancier footwork and light bouldering is needed. Enjoy feeling like Nathan Drake as you hoist yourself up and shimmy ever closer to your destination. In all seriousness, I wouldn’t recommend the very last section of the trail for inexperienced hikers, very young children or the elderly as there are a few scrambles and lose rocks you’ll have to traverse. Shouldn’t be a problem for a hearty adventurer like you, eh? :) Congrats, you’ve made it to the falls! Can’t quite get the best view from the angle you approach it, so if you’re feeling confident in your balance (or don’t mind getting your shoes a little wet) you can cross the stream once more to get a full frontal of the falls and extra adventurer experience points. Bully for you! Enjoy the cool mist shooting out from the falls and perhaps dip your feet in. Feels good, don’t it? When you’re ready, head back down the way you came, taking care not to slip on any of the loose rocks or slick boulders.

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