Trail Canyon Falls is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sunland, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.5 miElevation gain990 ftRoute typeOut & back
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FIRE CLOSURE: As of February 2021 there are closures in this park or area due to wildfire. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices. A short drive from downtown Burbank, Trail Canyon Falls is a beautiful, easy-to-navigate, waterfall hike in Angeles National Forest. The first half of the hike is shaded and includes a couple of water crossings. The second half is more exposed with limited shade. Once you park in the parking area off Big Tujunga Canyon Road take the North Trail Canyon Road to Trail Canyon Trail Path. The trail meanders through the mountains following the creek and is a pleasant hike. Trail Canyon Falls is off the Falls Base Trail. The route gets a bit steep as you approach the falls so make sure to wear proper footwear. There are a number of ropes to hold onto for safety as well. The views of the waterfall are spectacular. For more information visit the Angeles National Forest Service website.

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

Directions from Sunland, CA: Drive 5 miles up Big Tujunga Canyon to a dirt road on the left. (At mile 2.0, according to the roadside mileage signs). Proceed 0.2-mile uphill to a fork, go right and descend 0.2-mile to a parking area.

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Ellen Kim
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Not my type of trail per se, the views are nice and a variety of terrain

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Sarah Chenault
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Skunks, snakes, and birds!

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Whitney Breite
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Easy little hike. Waterfall at the end was a nice touch and not really busy.

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Jo P
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Great!No shadeRocky

Pros: good enough trail quality, picturesque, water at the end, nice meadow, refreshing. Cons: Mostly non shaded, moderate incline. Lots of bees feeding on the sides of the trail.

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Luis Martinez
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will do when more water other then that great hike.

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Brant Maynard
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went to best watering pool. No one around. Best kept secret

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Remi Zechariah
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Pretty simple, family friendly, scenic overview, light rope climbing, waterfall hike.

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Yessenia Jerez
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Very nice hike going to the fall you do have to hike up it wasn’t too hot but it was still sort of hard. If you are going with young children please be careful very narrow parts that did give me a bit of anxiety when you get to the end their is a rope that you have to climb down with a little hard going down with children.

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Sarah Naccarato
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Great hike! Beautiful canyon views as you hike along the side of the mountain most of the way. It takes you to the top of the falls. Getting done to the bottom of the falls is a short scramble but be prepared to get dirty. Good shoes are a must!

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Ally Martinez
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Great hike, best to do it before 9am, less crowded. Don’t expect to See a big waterfall like the one in the picture, that was taken many years ago. There is barely enough water and it’s a smaller stream. You need to go down to get a better view of the waterfall... you will need to grab the ropes that are already attached to a couple of trees to descend. This a very short descend, but all worth it to reach the bottom of the waterfall and get some shade and take some pics . Again don’t expect a big lushly waterfall, there may be no water by summer.

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Rocio Viramontes
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That uphill is such a good workout!

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Anastasia Christian
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Didn’t get to see the waterfall but it was an amazing walk

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Carlos Cruz
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Nice trail, not a lot of shade so get there early. Parking is really limited. Trail is moderate but it can be difficult if you are afraid of heights. There is a rope to climb down to the get to the waterfall, once you see the waterfall at a 45 degree angle from you on the trail you have to take that path down. If you see the trail at a 90 degree angle from you, you already past the lower falls area and you will end up on top of the falls. I did both, amazing view from the top.

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woochul kim
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Recommended item: hiking gloves Good course of trail

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Mel Smith
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Paula Bowling
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4 cars parked @ the trailhead & 3 of them had windows busted out of their cars. Ours 1 window wasn’t enough...both back windows busted out. Sucks!

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Adam Kezele
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Beautiful scenery. Lots of trash left on the side of the trail though. Bit of a scramble to get down to the falls. Pack out your trash.

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Maggie Rojas
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HikingGreat!

The trail was great def easy to moderate. Great amount of shade until the last mile to the waterfall. A total of 5 miles from the sign on the road to the waterfall and back. Please keep the trails clean.

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Salvatore Constabile
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I hiked the trail to the top of the waterfall. The views are spectacular, peak after peak for as far as the eye... Great trail, go for it.

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yanamid adan
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estuvo muy bien fueron 5 millas de ida y vuelta.

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Michael Perez
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Awesome, that’s all you need to know!

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Marselino Luna
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it was a great hike only thing is be careful if you have kids less than 7years old because there is some tight/narrow part's of the trail. over all good spot to hike with the family

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Tilert Heather
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Beautiful canyon hike, great waterfall reward at the end. Lots of bloom right now!

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Chiedza GC
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Yes

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Mel S
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Haven’t hiked in years and it was the perfect jaunt to get back into it. The trail was fairly up and down, with a few good hills to get your heart rate up, but nothing too tough. Luckily it was a cloudy day (which helped as there isn’t a ton of shade) although I still got pretty sweaty and drank a lot of water. Lots of beautiful wildflowers to enjoy!

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Maribel Casanova
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HikingGreat!

Great amount of miles, with great canyon views, beautiful waterfall with great water flow. Clean water.

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Jennifer NS
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HikingGreat!

Steep hill going to the waterfall not for the out-of-shape beginner. Hot even in the morning starting at 9:30am. Not a lot of shade the last 1/3 of the hike. Beautiful waterfall makes the hike worth it.

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Aida Merrill
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A hike so nice they named it twice. Gorgeous! The ropes seemed totally safe, no problem!

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