Millard Canyon Falls Trail

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Angeles National Forest

Millard Canyon Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Altadena, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 564 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

running

forest

partially paved

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

scramble

washed out

Note that hikers may need to purchase a parking pass to prevent getting a parking ticket.

hiking
2 days ago

Gorgeous day for this hike!

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muddy
over grown
rocky
2 days ago

Fun hike and fairly easy. Pay attention to the signs, some parts are overgrown and it’s easy to lose the trail. A few creek crossings but nothing too difficult. I also saw a few poop bags dog owners leave around and it’s very frustrating. PLEASE pick up after yourself and your dog. Stay safe!

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3 days ago

Great hike. Went with family ages 18 month-13 years and dogs. Shady and beautiful waterfall. Best to drive all the way down to the parking lot.

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4 days ago

We went but police were blocking and turning people away- maybe there were already too many

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4 days ago

People parked everywhere! I arrived around 11am and decided to park where other cars were “parking”, but it’s still risky. I suggest parking in the top though (where google maps directs you) and going down the mountain towards Millard Fails trail. It’s a better workout, there’s shade, and it’s more low key.

hiking
4 days ago

This was a fun trail. Get there early... 6-7 am is good to avoid crowds . Shaded areas. A few dogs on the trail. Please pick up after your dogs.

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rocky
4 days ago

We parked at the designated parking area where a pass is needed. It took us just slightly more than one hour to complete. The waterfall is sweet. Try to be there as early as 7 to avoid huge crowd.

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no shade
5 days ago

It is open, but the parking space is extremely limited and people park all over the place.

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6 days ago

It’s a nice, easy trail. Waterfall looks great after the rain we had.

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8 days ago

It’s back OPEN. Signs blocking the entrance are now gone. Have fun. Be safe!

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8 days ago

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9 days ago

I have loved this trail for decades... As of today, May 19th, anyone know if the trailhead is open or is the gate closed? I want to go after work today.

1 month ago

made it up this pass wed, just in time ,was so nice ,I heard it's closed now due to coronvirus.

hiking
1 month ago

CLOSED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

hiking
1 month ago

ANF finally closed the road leading up to all these trails as of 4/3 FYI. Los Angeles hadn’t been able to shut down because they had no jurisdiction over the forest. Full list of all trailhead and road closures here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd720172.pdf

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1 month ago

amazing hike. we made it all way to the beautiful waterfalls me and two kids 7-year-old and a 4-year-old and my lovely wife. it's open had a great place to go with kids.. it's easy and has waterfall and stream

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2 months ago

I love this trail, especially when it rains. Less crowded than Eaton canyon.

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2 months ago

Not closed, great hike, trail in great shape. Lots of stream crossings. Check out the video and full guide on HikingGuy com

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2 months ago

Attempt 1

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2 months ago

Water is flowing after all the rain!

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bugs
2 months ago

Only saw 4-5 people mid day on Thursday. Nice quiet hike! Lots of poison oak and ivy so beware of that, water is low right now and we encountered some falling rocks at the final waterfall so watch your head out there! You need an adventure pass to park.

hiking
2 months ago

An excellent alternative to Eaton Canyon. Encountered only 6 people on the trail. The trail down from Mt Lowe is mild downhill switchbacks. Once you get to Millard Campground the trail becomes rocky with a few creek crossings. The waterfall was very pretty but running low.

recorded Recording - Feb 26, 05:12 PM

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rocky
3 months ago

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3 months ago

water is already low at the falls, beautiful short hike

3 months ago

Easy hike, barely anyone on a tuesday, some mosquitos and the water in the falls is low. But 3 weeks ago it was full so it's best to go after rain.

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bugs
3 months ago

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