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Sturtevant Falls Trail

MODERATE 660 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.

34 minutes ago

one of my favorite places to go

34 minutes ago

one of my favorite

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The paved road coming back is steep! Mentally prepare yourself for that, especially since it's the very end of the trail. The rest of the trail is lovely. The waterfall was more of a trickle than a downpour at this time of year. But I was just grateful to see water!

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1.8 miles of medium grade downhill hiking to the fall. 1.8 miles of medium grade back up the hill. Not hard at all. Trail was filled with people, dogs, children, etc. Wasn't much to see when I went because almost everything was dried up. My 3 star rating may increase if I decide to go back when the water is actually flowing.

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

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