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Sturtevant Falls Trail

MODERATE 625 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Loved it! Not hard at all.

3 days ago

nice hike, small waterfall.

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6 days ago

Easy shady trail! Great views.

hiking
7 days ago

We were there yesterday (8/8/17 about 10am to noon), and it was not too crowded. Lots of birds and bugs. Plenty of water at the falls. The kids went in up to the waterfall and got wet! We suggest to bring water shoes or sandals for water if you plan to go in. The hardest part was walking up that last part of the trail when gong back. But we all made it.

hiking
7 days ago

This was a fun easy hike! We did see a deer wandering around and once we got to the falls a snake too!
Pretty heavily trafficked on the weekend, lots of folks on this trail and the falls.

8 days ago

Do you enjoy here. Water fall is so beautiful

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12 days ago

Really nice trail. Steep, paved but shaded start (and end) with good canyon views. Then the second half is a pleasant trail along the creek between scattered hike-in cabins. Fun and pretty hike and the waterfall had a pleasant pool.

hiking
15 days ago

17 days ago

My favorite summer trail... almost entirely shaded and the big reward of a waterfall at the end...
check out this short video we made last weekend, you can see the entire trail and the waterfall at the end

https://youtu.be/SfJkzcEwt7c

hiking
17 days ago

The parking situation is absolutely ridiculous.

17 days ago

Fun, easy, lots of shade

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18 days ago

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