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Sturtevant Falls Trail

MODERATE 579 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.

Nice hike. Plenty of shade after you go down the hill.

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beautiful..

Beautiful! Company makes the trip. Careful
Over creek crossings rocks are slippery. Recommend a week day now that it's summer break, Sunday was really busy.

18 days ago

Amazing hike! But if you dont work out regularly the hike back up 3 miles the mountain is crazy! Take tons of water!! I will never forget this amazing waterfall! Got proposed to at it :)

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20 days ago

A fantastic hike to escape the city. Be advised parking is limited and the first quarter to half mile is walking down (and then back up) a very sunny asphalt road. But once you're down by the creek, it almost feels like a rainforest.

23 days ago

More Laid back and cleaner than hermit falls.. But hermit falls is visually cooler

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Has everything to make it a perfect, memorable hike- a gurgling brook, dappled lit paths beneath a 30 ft canopy, storybook cabins snuggled within the hillsides, small boulders to scramble around and a waterfall you can wade out to and get under to satisfy the thrill seeker. Then end it with a burger and a beer with some live music across the street from the trail entrance and it doesn't really get any better.

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