Rubio Canyon Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews

Rubio Canyon Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Altadena, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.9 miles
1190 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers



washed out

10 days ago

3 months ago

Beautiful Water fall and easy to get there.

4 months ago

5 months ago

The trail starts off a residential street, between two houses. There are many ways to hike the canyon, but my favorite is to stay to the left as long as the trail exists. Eventually it will drop down to the canyon floor. In a little over a mile you'll reach ribbon rock and moss grotto falls. Evidence of the blasting fiasco of 1998 is all round, but the falls are still amazing I continued up the ravine on the right, which was _very_ steep. The first trail to the left goes to to the top of moss grotto, but I passed that. The second trail to the left goes to the unforgettable Thalehaha falls lookout. You can see downtown LA and the pacific ocean to the left, the falls to the right. It was quite difficult to get there, but worth it. Next trip I'll get all the way up the ravine.

5 months ago

Beautiful trail. I went with my dad; he loved it. It's a challenging trail too; a lot of rock hopping which I enjoyed.

5 months ago

Rubio Canyon is wet again!! Saw 3 of the falls today, can't wait to go back!

6 months ago

6 months ago

7 months ago

I didn't finish because the pathway was gone and instead it became rock climbing or become a goat. I have a fear of heights and that's just something i can't do. narrow trails, ok but literally climbing against a rock-NO!

7 months ago

8 months ago

9 months ago

Very light traffic trail. Mostly high grass bushes. Easy to get lost. Not much shade, some area is very hard to climb. Not easy to the dogs.

9 months ago

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Monday, March 21, 2016

short, but interesting canyon.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016