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

Great hike!

This was an excellent hike! The trail was easy enough for an adventurous 7 year-old, including the navigation down the rope-assisted section.
I would plan on spending an hour at the waterfall and just chillin with a snack, that way the crowds come and go in waves so you end up getting time alone.
Would highly recommend as a pretty easy hike!

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful views and a pretty decent waterfall at the end. Brought my dog who was too scared to go down the rope to the base of the falls, so we went to the top of them instead which was really nice. Be careful of snakes! We saw 3 of them (including a rattlesnake) on our way back to the car

hiking
17 days ago

Super fun! Prepare to have hiking shoes tho

Very beautiful and peaceful

hiking
28 days ago

Did this at 9am on Monday, April 23rd. Didn’t see anyone on trail for at least an hour. It’s decently marked. A few spots where you can lose the trail but fairly easy to figure it out. Last mile to waterfall is a good steep incline. Trail narrows but if you keep going, it widens a bit again. We almost turned back before reaching waterfall. But ran into some hikers finally who said we were close. Continued on and got great views from distance. Final descent to waterfall is almost like repelling down using a rope to hold on to. We skipped that part but still got awesome views. Falls were full. Plenty of pretty wildflowers along the way.

Gorgeous trail! we didn't complete the 10miles, we did 8! got as far as we could and had to turn back because it became too difficult to get through bushes and climbing over fallen trees, once u hit the waterfall at mile 2.5, I believe, it's amazing!!!

Hiked here 2 days ago and it was beautiful.. so many flowers blooming and the waterfall flowing nicely! Pretty easy hike. It’s best to start early to avoid all the people. Busy trail! We started by 7:00 am and had the waterfall area to ourselves, which was great.

It’s a very nice place to go.

backpacking
1 month ago

Fun hike, my husband and I lost track of the distance and continued past the waterfall. It became difficult to traverse because of the overgrown plants and numerous thorn bushes. We camped about a half mile past the waterfall there was a good spot with a fire pit and grill. Beware of ants !

on Condor Peak Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Too many drop offs, rewarding views and steep climb to peak

one of best views and hikes that we went..really nice scenery..definitely well going back more often..the best time to go up is after the raining days..

A great hike, especially after a rain. The waterfall at the end makes it work trekking through the hot sun, since most of the hike is not under a canopy.

Amazing trail & not super difficult. I went up the Haines Canyon Trail to Rim of the Valley Trail which took me to the old Mt. Lukens Trail... hungout on top by myself for an hour and then took then the fire road to the Crescenta View Trail & down to the Wilderness Park.

3.5 hrs up & 2.5 hrs down. Frost line is about 4,000ft & snow line a little under 5,000ft.

camping
2 months ago

Started a little later than I would like and almost made it to the top of the trail where it meets Condor Peak Trail. I would’ve continued but had my doubts that there’d be a good spot to pitch a tent up there. Next time I’ll set up camp at Lucas Camp and summit in the morning. That’s probably the last chance to fill up and process water.

backpacking
2 months ago

The trail has some pretty great views of the mountains a few miles in. Past the waterfall (which is beautiful by the way), the trail becomes narrower and less maintained. Around the six mile mark, it’s nearly impossible to take a backpack because of the over growth on the trails. It become a much more difficult vs. “moderate” trail. We saw around 5 sites to camp within those six miles. It’s very remote—no sounds of traffic and no sign of people. Plenty of water, as the trails followed the creek (this may change, depending on time of year). If you visit the waterfall, be careful not to get turned around. We wound back tracking and adding 2 miles to our trek back to the car. The trail to the waterfall is off the out-and-back main trail. Lots of inclines going in, mostly declines going out. No cell reception whatsoever, but the app can still track you on the trail. The only trail markers were stacked rocks that hikers made, and sometimes there were orange or pink ties on trees.

**parking: we parked on the main road because the road to the trail was closed off to visiting vehicles. It was about .3 miles to the trailhead. You pass a few small houses along the road. There will be a few signs that tell you which direction for the trail.

This trail was awesome. It took a lot of convincing to get my girlfriend to climb along the cliff side right before the water fall but she made it lol.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail and will definitely keep this one in rotation. Went on a Thursday morning; it was quiet and there was only one other group hiking this trail, so I’ll assume it doesn’t get crowded here. Most of the way up is pretty easy, until you get to the steep part of the peak where you’ll have to use ropes to walk/climb the rest of the way up. The views from the top are breathtaking!

hiking
2 months ago

FYI - this is the same trail/head as Fox Mountain, at marker 4.50 on Big Tujunga, only apparently you continue on for another nearly 3 miles. For some reason Google maps has the Condor Peak trailhead up the road a mile or so and so you'll end up doubling back over a short peak with a flat dirt helipad something or other. Apart from that i can only comment on the few miles i had time for, which was mildly stressful due to the frequent drops off the side of the trail. A more detailed review to come when i finish it's entirety, which looks to be quite enticing and remote.

There's hardly any water, but a great workout!

backpacking
3 months ago

We got to the trailhead around 2pm. We were able to get to the waterfall and enjoy our picnic on top overlooking the falls. There wasn't too much water coming from the falls but it was peaceful. As we were leaving the sun was setting and we got spectacular views of the mountains changing colors. We got to the car before dark. Overall a great hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Another great hike. I only saw one other group of people on it on my way back. I hiked b myself with 2 dogs and we had a lot of fun. The trail is in a god condition, occasionally you will have to jump over a fallen tree or watch your step but overall the trail is well maintained. To walk to the Condor peak you just have to ho straight up the mountain from the trailhead

Amazing views from the top!!

You have to climb down to get to the waterfall and was a little sketch but well worth it! We got right in the water after a hike in the intense heat. So fun!

Totally going back! but seriously if you're taking your dog please take care of it, there's feces half way through the beginning of the trail. not cool

hiking
4 months ago

I have hiked this trail many times but only to the waterfall. Once, many years ago I kept going past the waterfall but as many others have pointed out, the trail disappears and it becomes very hard to navigate. Maybe with the help of Alltrails GPS, it is easier to find now.
The best season to experience the waterfall in all its glory would be spring time, especially after a heavy rainy season. Otherwise, you might not see water at all.
Overall, it is an easy hike to the waterfall with the last leg being the most difficult due to the steep incline on the exposed cliff side.
This is a go-to hike for me since it is relatively close to the city.

I have to say I like this hike, it is very peaceful. Please mind that they don't want people to be hiking it now due to recent fires however if you leave super early and are out but 9 am you won't have any issues. It's a fun trail that utilizes a fire road so if you are not a fan of bushwhacking then this one is for you.

This hike was ok. Trail was hard to follow and never made it to a waterfall. I was bushwacking also and no luck. Just found out that alltrails has gps offline and may go back cause this one kicked my butt. I will reupdate my review.

hiking
7 months ago

super fun hike. Challenging, great views, no people on the trail, and so close to LA. The trail is overgrown in many spots, so wear pants. Also it's a bit washed out on some steep slopes, so be careful. But the views from the top, the wilderness solitude, and the adventure of going off the heavily tracked trails that most people go on, make it all worth it.

Pretty difficult trail run that takes about 1.5-2 hours running to summit. Very little shade but total peace and quiet and great views. Definitely recommend

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