Millard Canyon Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Altadena, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

partially paved

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

Directions from Pasadena, CA: Travel Interstate 210 north, exit Lake Avenue and go north to Loma Alta Drive. Turn west (left) on Loma Alta and drive to the Chaney Trail (flashing yellow light). Follow signs to the campground.

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5 days ago

Three stars is because it’s so dusty. You couldn’t access the parking lot because the road was closed due to fire danger. So I parked along the side of the road walked up the hill a bit and found a place to enter. Once he and I had a Tonna fun and it wasn’t crowded at all then again it’s a Wednesday morning. Straight up I went and the rundown was very easy. If you got an hour and a half to kill go knock it out.

7 days ago

The waterfall (in November) was pretty small but the hike was nice, not a ton of people, and easy to get to, would recommend

9 days ago

Fun and easy hike and the fall was beautiful. The parking lot was closed because of fire season. The incline from the parking area was the hardest part and added a mile to the hike. When the parking lot is open I would recommend for children.

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22 days ago

really super for kids and dogs. wonderful hike

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1 month ago

lots of logs, boulders and streams to jump through. my soon to be 4yr old had a blast!

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1 month ago

Love this little trail!

2 months ago

Nice shady short hike.

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2 months ago

It's fun, constantly changing, has a running river, lots of trees for shade and big rocks. Pretty dusty tho.

2 months ago

Love this shady hike!

3 months ago

Easy and very nice. Rock, woods, very small rivers... A variety if elements to enjoy. The ride. Excellent for kids that will trigger their imagination.

3 months ago

Great family trail, lots of shade, cool for summer time.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike with the younger kids...

4 months ago

it was a nice little hike but not much water this time plenty of shade and friendly people

4 months ago

A fun little trail with a few stream crossings that's easy to get to and easy to follow. The best part is that a majority of the trail is in the shade, perfect for a summer morning hike! Get there early because parking is quite limited and you need an adventure pass.

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4 months ago

small trail that goes through campground to waterfall

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4 months ago

This is a nice low impact hike. Very kid friendly.

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4 months ago

Short, beautiful, oak-shaded trail to a waterfall. Rated easy, but I would not wear flip flops or take my grandmother on this hike: uneven terrain, some uphill. But if you're somewhat prepared and in shape, well worth doing.

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5 months ago

Easy short trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome

5 months ago

fun and easy. Only mistake came on a holiday, to many dogs and people.
the falls were lovely.

hiking
5 months ago

Great fast and refreshing hike. Yellow desert vegetation up above, but a lush green garden in the canyon where you get to hike. And a great ending.

Highly recommend for any one looking for a quick, rewarding hike.

5 months ago

Really short, accessible and easy.

hiking
5 months ago

Such fun and easy trail. Good for dogs or kids

6 months ago

great trail to go on especially for beginners. took our 4 year old daughter she had great time. was a little tricky to find. there is a camp ground at the trail head and a small parking lot. the lot was full when we arrived had to park on top of the hill about .5 miles from trail. even with parking a bit away from the trail it was still worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

I love this trail alot! I came up here for one of my first hikes back in the nineties as a young kid! The hike is shady, which is perfect for a hot day. Compared to the nearby Eaton Canyon falls, this is less traveled for some reason, even though it's slightly shorter and easier. The area next to the falls is a wonderful oasis with some rock climbing hooks along the walls of the canyon.

I put together an episode of my vlog on this trail. Check it out here:
https://youtu.be/kDgEFBlkoww
I also put together a playlist for anyone to bring on the trail with them :)
http://sptfy.com/15I8

Have fun on the trail! Hope to see you out there some time.

hiking
6 months ago

Went this past Friday! Such a short & pretty hike. The waterfall wasn't flowing too much but still pretty. Went early and completely avoided any crowds. No trash either!!

6 months ago

Great beginner hike. Took our 4 year old they they were able to easily navigate through the crossing streams.
Short hike that is shaded and goes along a running creek. Once we got to the waterfall is was pretty crowded though. We did however go on Mother’s Day. Lots of families.
Overall great local hike. We are definitely going back and packing some water shoes and extra pants.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hike for all ages, the trail was mostly shaded with several stream crossings. The waterfall is majestic, with a huge rock crowning the top of the falls.

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6 months ago

This hike is beautiful and short if you want a quick escape from the city. When the stream is high, there are many crossings that require either jumping or using rocks as steps to get across. When we visited today, the stream was low so crossing was easy. When you get to the falls, there aren’t many places to sit and relax, so we just turned back after taking some pictures. The hike itself was easy once you get into the canyon. It’s the incline walking to and from your car that gets you!

6 months ago

Super fun trail! Great for walking or trail running.

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