Los Angeles Hikes

Waterfall Hikes

Hike to the Brown Mountain Dam which sits in the middle of the Arroyo Seco River. About three miles upstream from the river is where this dam is located and the massive waterfall it creates. This structure was built in the 1940’s as part of a US Forest Watershed Project, but it’s unfortunate that the result […]

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Los Angeles, a city not normally praised for it’s natural wonders actually pulls off with some surprisingly scenic waterfall locations. We are lucky to have received plenty of rain this 2017 season and because of that all the seasonal waterfalls have shown themselves. Make sure to visit these falls no later than late May to insure […]

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After years of crippling drought, Escondido Falls, a 200-foot Malibu waterfall is flowing again due to the influx of rainy weather. Throughout the drought years of it was almost impossible to find a full flowing waterfall near Los Angeles. Escondido Falls was one of those hikes where you see photos of as a beautiful cascade of […]

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Located on the west end of the San Gabriel Mountain Range, Trail Canyon tends to surprise visitors with its gorgeous 40-foot cascading falls. Trail Canyon Falls is one of Los Angeles’ most scenic waterfalls and for good reason, the beautiful half-circle cutout of granite cut by the water over the years makes for some spectacular photos. […]

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Elmsmere Canyon Falls, a seasonal So-cal waterfall can only be found after plentiful rains. If you end up looking for these falls as late as March, you may find a trickle over the rock wall. It won’t be as impressive as the photos below, so I urge you to check these out soon after this […]

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Mt. Baldy, the highest peak in the LA County soars at 10,064 ft. San Antonio Falls is a three tiered waterfall fed by year-round runoff that is just .5 miles away from the start of the Baldy Hike. This is an appropriate summer hike, cool mountain winds are felt from the trailhead all the way to […]

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A well used trail in Pasadena will bring you to a rushing 40-foot waterfall in the heart of Eaton Canyon. A wide stretch of canyon that allows for the huge traffic of flocking tourists looking to find the waterfall. The constant flowing Eaton Canyon Creek requires a few if not many creek crossings depending on […]

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Enjoy a mostly shaded hike, boulder and creek hoping to your delight, whilst exploring old abandoned buildings often overlooked and hidden from the more popular trails of the Murphy Ranch complex. Rustic Canyon is located in the Pacific Palisades, generally located south of the Murphy Ranch powerhouse and included in the outer boundary of Will […]

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Fish Canyon Falls is a beautiful 80-foot three-tiered waterfall tucked away in Fish Canyon of Azusa, Ca. The path to the falls travels through underbrush, thickets of trees and finally follows the bends of the canyon to the falls. Fish Canyon is also rich with history, once being a settlement for over 200 cabins. But because of a […]

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Santa Ynez Canyon in Topanga State Park is a slot-shaped canyon with massive white walls and a more-or-less dormant waterfall. The hike to the canyon is beautiful and lush. When heading down to the canyon you can see all the way to Catalina Island on a clear day. Great to enjoy the immense views on the way to […]

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