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Sturtevant Falls Trail

MODERATE 670 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.

6 days ago

amazing

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6 days 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.

6 days ago

the falls was better than I expected

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16 days ago

They weren't kidding about that return hike! But what a beautiful hike. Falls are small but beautiful and you can see the whole thing.

16 days ago

This hike is amazing!

21 days ago

Great scenery... hate the uphill trek in the sun at the very end though. It’s now open again (was closed last week due to the fire)

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26 days ago

3 stars just to warn that the road to access the trailhead is closed due to wildfires! hope to come back when it's reopened!

29 days ago

one of my favorite places to go

29 days 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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