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Sturtevant Falls Trail

MODERATE 532 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, and horses and is best used from November until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles
682 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding







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.

11 hours ago

Great trail. One of the most unique areas close to LA because it stays green almost all year... tons of ivy and ferns. In the spring theres flowing water through the first 4 miles.

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Loved this trail! Great leg workout on the way back so don't go soar...

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Nice little hike great waterfall at the end

14 days ago

Great little hike I did (while sick). More like easy hike vs. moderate. This winter's rain definitely made this a wet one w the crossing of streams. It's v high traffic so expect to wait to be able to cross said streams. Def check it out!

16 days ago

Lots of shade. A bit crowded but plenty of space even then. The little cabins in the middle of the hike are cool and the waterfall is great! Great hike if you have kids. Pack food for a quick picnic.

17 days ago

Easy side of moderate difficulty. Couple slightly tricky stream crossings, otherwise fairly flat once you get on the trail.

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23 days ago

Very nice trail but parking is horrible!! You have to buy an Adventure pass for your car...park along the side of the road if there is any parking. Take a hike before the hike. We walked 2 miles before we got to the trailhead. Go early!!