Sturtevant Falls Trail

MODERATE 650 reviews
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Sturtevant Falls Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses and is best used from November until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
682 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

bugs

washed out

A leisurely hike through an enchanted portion of the San Gabriel Mountains leading to a fifty foot waterfall. The trail from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls has been a popular hike for those wanting to escape the urban sprawl of Los Angeles since the early 1900's. This is an easy hike and perfect for anyone new to hiking but be aware that the last 0.6 mile return to the parking lot is all uphill. You will need a USDF pass, you can get a day pass $5 at REI.

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Hiked 9/9/17 OMGosh what a great trail! It's actually 1.8 in and 1.8 out (so a half mile more than it says on here). I took my 7yo boy and 9yo girl. They LOVED it. There isn't a lot of water at the falls, but still enough to get wet (mid shin deep), there are tons of tadpoles and tiny frogs to be caught in the water too. I found parking very close at around 11 am, we were leisurely about it and spent about 40 minutes at the waterfall, making it back by about 3:30-4. You can get your day pass at any Big 5 too (more of them than REI; consider a year pass for $30).

The only steep part is the way back for the last 3/4 mile (this is also the only unshaded part). Best part, no ponderosa pines, instead lots of ivy and oak!!!!!!

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9 days ago

Easy hike. I suggest either going early in the morning or around noon for parking

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13 days ago

Take bug spray! Mosquitos were everywhere. Pretty easy to follow trails just know that there is no major incline on this trail so if you find your self going up you're prob on the trail to Tom Sloan Saddle. Not much water on 9/4/17 just a small little stream

22 days ago

Great hike, get there early parking is limited and make sure you have your adventure pass you can get one at REI or Big 5. The beginning on the mini decent to the hike is paved so not much of a hike but once you get about a half mile in its dirt and rock. Very pretty scenery and lots of old cabins along the way. Lots of people!! Make sure you bring lots of water if you are going late morning early after noon. The hardest part for me was the walk back up the paved way since the sun was so hot. Not much water either but once we get some rain or snow later this year it will be a great hike to do.

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22 days ago

Great hike!! Only downfall was we got there a little late there was, no parking. Parked car,then realized we needed parking permit so we had to walk 1 1/2 miles back to our vehicle to place the parking pass.
It's beautiful and well shaded most of the way, not much of a water fall right now more like a small stream of water, but still worth the view, there is still a good size pond.

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23 days ago

Fun hike we did this morning on 8/26/17. Started early and had with me my daughter and Black Lab.
Beautiful ---and lots of shade most of the way. Uphill hike at the end--but nice and easy most of way.

24 days ago

A+. lots of shade

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