Hike to Sturtevant Falls

Los Angeles Chantry Flats

Added by Karen Heifferon

  • 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 Ambs Hermitsmoores

Pack List

  • Adventure Pass
  • Trail Shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Backpack
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3.25 Miles




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6 months ago

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!

6 months ago

6 months ago

A hidden gem near the city

What a hidden little gem near the city that I would never have expected! Relatively easy hike and beautiful falls at the end! The toughest part is the hike back up.

6 months ago

8 months ago

Beautiful Hike!

Follow the directions this app provides for you; definitely came in handy. Such a beautiful hike and had a great time. Saw a lot of salamanders and friendly people. The hike back up was hard though haha

8 months ago

about 1 year ago

Sweet Summer Spot

This hike is always one of my go-to hikes for when it's too hot out but I really want to be outside. The dense foliage and tree cover shades your hike for quite a bit before the switchbacks kick in and you're on the side of the mountain.

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

If you follow the loop trail above the waterfall you walk along the creek quite a ways back into the hills toward a little holiday camp. Its really beautiful and looks very different from normal Southern California terrain. A great hike during and after it rains because the creek looks really beautiful.

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Great hike right after a good rain, the pool at the base of the falls was deep enough for our Labrador to go for a good swim.

over 1 year ago

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