San Antonio Falls Trail

MODERATE 109 reviews
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San Antonio Falls Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Baldy, 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

Directions from Claremont, CA: Travel on Foothill Boulevard to Mills Avenue. Take Mills Avenue until it turns into Mt. Baldy Road. Drive 12 miles north on Mt. Baldy Road to the campground. (Note: Foothill can be reached by taking Mountain Avenue north from the 10 freeway).

22 days ago

paved road that starts off a bit steep. Once you arrive at the Fall you can hike in the creek bed or continue on up the mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

Took the kids today, nice short out and back to see the falls. Looking forward to coming back when we have more time!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Went to see the San Antonio Falls, a lot easier hike than we anticipated. Another gentleman stated that another 3 miles up was the ski lodge, and we decided to continue on. I'm so happy we did, it was beautiful hike with beautiful views. The temp was very cool when the wind would blow and up on top of the lodge area was cool as well. I would definitely do this hike again.

hiking
2 months ago

The majority of the trail is paved. Waterfall was beautiful, running crystal clear water. We got to watch search and rescue do some rappelling down the falls. Stroller friendly up to the dirt trail, due to the heavy rains the trail has some tricky washed out areas...I would say 5 years old max age limit, due to the washed out area. Need a forest parking pass available at the Mt. Baldy visitors center.

hiking
3 months ago

I wouldnt rate this as moderate. Its a very easy hike. My wife and I are somewhat rookie hikers and she did it with a 20 lb baby strapped to her. A fun short hike for a weekend day!

4 months ago

I love this short hike. Winter time is the best.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful easy hike

4 months ago

Gorgeous waterfall so fresh and cold but shortest trail less

5 months ago

Nice scenic walk, its actually a small paved road that leads u up to the falls. It looked really beautiful up there yesterday because there had been some snowfall. All in all we got some great pics and took in some fresh mountain air. I think it would be fun for children and families who aren't avid hikers but want to get out and enjoy some nature.

5 months ago

Great easy hike out and back. Highly recommend it especially with a strong water flow.

hiking
5 months ago

Lovely hike with gorgeous falls. Fairly easy to get to. Just tread carefully as you pick your way along the creek bed to the falls themselves once the trail leaves the road.

6 months ago

Easy hike, but steep. Very heavily trafficked during weekend. Lot of people use it as a break before going on bigger hikes, but you can get to the base of the waterfall.

7 months ago

Short walk for an awesome fall

hiking
7 months ago

Don't use Google to map which road to turn on to the falls because it takes you one street too early. Make sure you search for the actual road name and not the falls name themselves for mapping navigation in Google. My bad!

When you're at the correct road, it's obvious since there's a sign thanking you for your adventure pass (yes you need one).

This hike is short and up a private paved road (which you must park at the base). I knew from other reviews that the road was paved, so this didn't ruin the hike for me. The views and rocky cliff sides, and the birds and squirrels everywhere still made this a nice short hike.

We went on a Tuesday at 10 am and just barely beat a light amount of foot traffic.

At the top of the road, there is a great viewpoint of the falls, and the dirt trail begins. The "steep" part mentioned in other reviews is probably 6-10 feet and really no big deal since you're walking sideways with the wall and there's plenty of traction. Once you pass this and round the corner, you're at the base of the falls.

And magnificent falls they are. Totally worth this short trek to go see.

7 months ago

This trail is mostly paved road.
Not my type of hike I like to do but we made the best of it by creating our own trail through the Mt. and Creek in the end we made it a very intense hike loved the waterfall

8 months ago

Very easy hike, you can't even tell you walked a mile but great scenery. There is one spot that can be hard for some people, is crossing one side of the mountain which is about 4 feet to get to the other side in order to get closer to the water fall. The waterfall is beautiful! Definitely recommend going.

hiking
8 months ago

not really a "hike" follow along a fire road to a very rocky small waterfall. entire area is mostly just dirt and rock. doesn't give you that "mountain feel". however, if you're looking for a steep spot to go for a walk, this is the place for you. just follow the road to the top and turn around. Elevation gain is pretty high, nice stroll for casual walkers looking for a decent power walk. entire hike is a paved road and well maintained.

8 months ago

perfect for a quick little get away

8 months ago

Pretty easy hike relaxing

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