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Sturtevant Falls Trail

MODERATE 721 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
629 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.

2 days ago

My dog's favorite trail. Plenty of shade and stream crossings for the pups to cool their feet in, awesome cabins you'll wish you could have, and a lovely waterfall that some people take a dip in (too cold for me, though!)

hiking
4 days ago

Nice short hike, with most of it downhill to the falls, and uphill back

hiking
7 days ago

Nice hike with a beautiful waterfall, a bit crowded on the weekend.

hiking
7 days ago

I enjoyed the hike except for the steep up hill climb at the end of the hike. Not the way I usually want to finish a hike. But I would do it again and make sure it is cool with a breeze.

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful hike! On the way to the waterfall it is a pretty easy trail being that it is all down hill, but going back is where the challenge is because it's uphill. Not too many people but keep in mind you need to buy a parking pass when you get there.

15 days ago

Beautiful hike!

hiking
15 days ago

Nice and relaxing hike! With a small waterfall at the end!

Very easy and quick yet nice fresh hike.

hiking
20 days ago

Very nice hike with a nice waterfall at the end.

21 days ago

Nice short hike with a waterfall at the end. Its downhill so pace yourself for the steep uphill on the way back. Honestly, its a very fast 3.1 miles. (You ll need a Adventures Pass - buy em at ANY BIG5)

28 days ago

Great hike and great scenery

hiking
28 days ago

Good father and son bonding time

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy trail for beginners. Beautiful and peaceful scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it!! Gave me the best work out! And the water fall was a lovely bonus!

1 month ago

Great views on this hike

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. A little rough coming back up. Really fun. Parking was $20 yikes!

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful! the incline at the end is rough though.... good workout

2 months ago

Beautiful hike in the forrest. One of my favorite.

2 months ago

amazing

hiking
2 months ago

We took the trail to Hermit Falls then caught back up with the main trail down the line. Fantastic route off the beaten track.

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