Explore the most popular trails near Sierra Madre with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.




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15 hours ago

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

Love the trail because there are a lot of shady areas and water. Cute to see the little cabins all the way up. The bugs are annoying sometimes.

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Decent easy hike, but I would rate it moderate considering the distance. The trail has lots of shades and water running, which is nice on a hot day. Overall, a nice trail, but nothing amazing.

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

What a great hike. Long. 15.2 miles. Great elevation gain. Hiking poles are a must. Being plenty of water. Anyone the views!

Beautiful weather, lovely scenery. This was a great hike!

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.

This is great if you're looking for a hike in the LA area with a lot of green forest and shade. Once you get to the waterfall, it's a little tricky to find the trail to continue on to Mt. Zion. If I did it correct, you have to cross the creek, and make a steep ascent to the left of the waterfall. It may seem misleading, but it connects to a more obvious trail. Be sure to study the map well as the signs can be very misleading, and the written directions may be incorrect at times.

Didn’t do the whole trail, turned around before the campground because we had started late in the day. still a nice hike.

4 days ago

Super pleasant hike. Covered by trees a large part of the time!

Lovely morning hike up to first water.
Trail is in good shape after the rain, and there is indeed water running at first water.
Nice to see so many smiling faces and people enjoying the trail

By far the most scenic hike at chantry flats and has less traffic than Sturtevant Falls. However the waterfall at Sturtevant is bigger and more captivating.

I love that this trail is canopied. beautiful views of green mountains.

Loved this trail and would consider it a challenging moderate hike. The trail gets a little unclear in a few spots but the ascent is beautiful and serene and the waterfall is a nice surprise. The trail head was packed by 6:30 a.m. so go early if you want to find parking or else you’re going to be walking a long distance just to get to the trail. I would’ve given it five stars, but the trail was overly crowded for my taste.

If you are currently training your dog to walk on a leash, I highly suggest this trail due the light traffic and wide roads. However, expect a large amount of traffic in the parking lot. The other trails in this canyon are increasingly popular. Beautiful view at the top when it's clear.

Great hike. Some parts are pretty exposed so be sure to prepare for that if you have dogs with ya

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.

Beautiful hike!

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