The trail is a 3.25 mile out-and-back hike with a 300ft elevation change. Enjoy the sounds of the creek as you trek toward this 60ft waterfall. This is a dog-friendly hike. Duration: 2-3 hours.

As you head down to Roberts Camp, a historic set of historic cabins, you’ll head out on a steep, paved road for approximately 0.6 miles. Once you reach the camp, head over the bridge and keep an eye out for the sign for the Gabrielino Trail, which will take you to the falls.

Along the trail, you’ll have to cross the creek a few times. After almost a mile and a quarter, you’ll reach the falls. Relax, unpack the lunch or snacks you hopefully remembered to throw in your backpack, and enjoy. When you’re ready, head back the way you came.

Photo:Mike AmbsHermitsmoores

Pack List

  • Adventure Pass
  • Trail Shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Backpack
Show More
RT Distance 3.25 Miles
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Waterfall

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Perfect Hike

Gorgeous And Easy Hike To The Falls. Absolutely Beautiful Scenery The Whole Time You're Basically In The Shade And The Falls At The End Is Incredible

Great hike after the rain!

This is my go-to hike after it rains, when the waterfall is at its best. Make sure you come early, parking gets filled up really quickly and most people are forced to park on the windy road leading up to the trailhead. There is also a cute little general store near the trailhead you won't want to miss!

Just Amazing!!!

I have to say that is was absolutely my favorite hike in Southern California. I lived in the Pacific Northwest for years and the absolutely breathtaking hike you take to the falls is just amazing. It's lush, green and the air has a fresh and untouched essence that is enough to make you never want to leave. When I had initially embarked on this trip I did a "3 waterfall" trip (Ortega falls, sturtevant falls, & Escondido falls) and all of them were completely dried up with the exception of this one. It made the entire trip worth it! Plus, like I always say, it's a bonus anywhere I can hike with my dogs!


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Climb Mt. Wilson from Chantry Flat

577 Saves

Quick Hike and a Dip at Hermit Falls

1302 Saves

Hike to Monrovia Falls

203 Saves