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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Came to check out Spruce Grove Camp for for a future overnight trip. Great, moderate hike that is easy to navigate & has Mother Nature's beauty all around. There was good amount of water in the stream multiple waterfalls & water crossings. Camp is awesome, about 5-6 sites, fire pits, picnic tables & tools (buckets, rake, shovel) just wish people would have more respect for Mother Nature and the outdoors with the graffiti. Oh there is a fork on this trail which allows you to decide upper/lower, took the right fork in and came out the other side to check it out, they seemed to be pretty equal, just a difference in views!

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!)

I've been hiking this trail for years, close to home and great little conditioning hike or just to enjoy nature for a while I suggest you go mid week as parking lot is full by early morning on weekends

1 day ago

Nice little trail. Was a bit hard to navigate the trail due to all the dead leaves and rain....but overall a nice trail. It’s good for honing your navigation skills.

Very good hike, just not in love with the structures on top.

Late review about a month. My friend and I were quite surprised at how easy of a hike this was. Getting to the falls was no problem. it was the falls that was the problem. There were none. There were only stagnant pools of water that people enjoyed jumping into. Coming back, we realized why the hike was so easy. we were going down. Going up was pretty inclined and strenuous because my friend and I were not very fit.

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.

7 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.

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