Sturtevant Falls Trail

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Sturtevant Falls Trail is a 3 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
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
646 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

walking

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.

hiking
3 hours ago

Very good trail, on the way back you go to a big steep hill, but every else was fantastic.

hiking
4 hours ago

Good easy path ways, clean and nice wild flowers to enhance your nice peaceful hike. Save your energy for the return as there's a steep climb back up to civilization. Don't forget to bring your adventure pass! Parking can be made possible via valet service for $20, parking on the side of the road or if your lucky in the parking lot.

hiking
7 days ago

Lovely casual hike to a waterfall. Cute cabins along the way. It’s not difficult but does end with a good uphill stretch. Parking is difficult so come early or come late or be prepared to add distance to your hike walking to/from your car.

13 days ago

Nice chill hike! Take it slow up! Nice water fall with water.

19 days ago

Very easy very crowded lots of poisen oak be careful

20 days ago

Very nice, moderate trail with plenty of shade. Did water testing here today (Memorial Day) and it was very crowded by the time we left (11:30 A.M.), which is normal for a holiday or weekend. I recommend going on the early side to avoid the crowd.

hiking
27 days ago

Took off on a misty, cloudy morning with my 3 1/2 year old grandson, and Auntie Penny, a great hike. We did 5 miles, my grandson is a great little hiker and had no problem rock jumping across streams and getting to the waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

Just did a Mother’s Day hike with my kiddos and hubby. Pre-purchased a parking pass from Big 5. Arrived around 2:30pm and got lucky with a great parking spot. Beautiful scenery and easy hike with a cool little waterfall at the end. There’s a lot of cute old cabins through out the trail too. Hardest part but not that hard was walking up the hill back to the car.

hiking
1 month ago

Only worth it if there has been good amounts of rainfall

1 month ago

this was even prettier than the time before Birds everywhere we found a salamander and a lot of friendly people and the hike is relatively easy

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike and a cute little waterfall at the end.

hiking
1 month ago

Cool and relaxing hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end.

1 month ago

this hike was stunning The Greenery was unbelievable and the waterfall was the Coupe de gras an easy hike it's a must for beginners we will definitely come back again

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike the only down side is that parking is very limited especially on weekends, get there by 6!

2 months ago

Great hike , get there early parking is limited. We parked 1/4 mile down hill. Mostly shaded hike, not much to the waterfall. The last part of hike coming back is all uphill so be prepared. Will definitely be back.

hiking
2 months ago

I was wrong! Just a short walk to the store and the Goats! Then on to the falls. Happy

hiking
2 months ago

I’m walking up and down the road. The park at 9 was Completely full. They said get here by 6 on weekend. still great!
I’ll make Thursday my hiking day

2 months ago

Easy and lovely

hiking
2 months ago

Hike was great. My kiddos had an amazing time. Dog was also enjoying nature. Will definitely do it again.

hiking
2 months ago

Took the other way from the waterfall, it was a struggle going up the mountain if you don’t have the correct shoes and take lots of water. The view was amazing and I had a great time with my girls! I’m planning on going again to the other side to where the waterfall is at! Great hike

hiking
2 months ago

great hike.
lots of people, maybe because it was spring break.

hiking
2 months ago

great hike.
lots of people, maybe because it was spring break.

hiking
2 months ago

great hike.
lots of people, maybe because it was spring break.

hiking
2 months ago

great hike.
lots of people, maybe because it was spring break.

hiking
2 months ago

great hike.
lots of people, maybe because it was spring break.

hiking
2 months ago

great hike.
lots of people, maybe because it was spring break.

hiking
2 months ago

great hike.
lots of people, maybe because it was spring break.

hiking
2 months ago

great hike.
lots of people, maybe because it was spring break.

2 months ago

Not really a hike. Just a walk to the falls. Long downhill that you eventually come back up.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a really great hike/nature trail for beginners! Pretty views and not too hard (except the beginning and end is kind of steep)

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