Hiking to Lewis Falls

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Hike to a 50ft waterfall that is very secluded (even for LA). 

Located deep in the Angeles National Forest above Azusa, this short but at times challenging hike rewards you with a beautiful fifty-foot waterfall. The base of the waterfall is only a foot at its deepest, so I wouldn't rush to bring a bathing suit with you. Protected by the heavy forestry around the canyon, the water stays ice cold which depending on the day can be refreshing.

Starting at an unmarked trailhead, this hike grants it's visitors the beauty of a variety of environments from ivy covered boulders to ruins of cabins that did not make it through a fire that tore through the area in 2002.

This 1-mile trail begins on a fairly well beaten path off the CA 39 highway leads you past several Forest Service cabins until you reach a brown wooden fence around the 0.6 mile mark which will lead you to a steep decline to the creek bed. Don't be afraid of getting wet as you hop from boulder to boulder and balance on logs as you get closer to reaching the falls.

Distance

1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

250 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Waterfall

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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