Hermit Falls Trail

Sierra Madre, CA
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Hermit Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is accessible from November until June. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking & walking.

From the Foothill Freeway (I-210) in Arcadia, take the Santa Anita Avenue exit and drive north to Chantry Flat, 4.6 miles.

Forest Service (626-574-5200) or the Sierra Madre Police Department (626-355-1414)

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Went again up to Hermit Falls yesterday and had a great time. Sure there were a few other hikers and dogs on the trail but everyone was friendly and great having a great time. Water flow was higher than I would have expected especially in light of the very little precipitation that we have had until recently. Many rock jumpers as is expected here.

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This is a great little side trip to your hike up in this trail system . It is so beautiful. There was a lot of water because of the recent rains

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Easy fun hike again. Not such a workout just for scenery

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Fun hike, could have done w o all the teenagers blasting techno and getting drunk and high.

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Fun hike to get to the destination where people are jumping off that 35 ft. cliff into the water. Loved the scenery and I felt it was great exercise. Short, but lots of terrain and incline coming back. I feel bad for those who didn't get a wholesome experience because of the crowds or the trash. Today was perfect, not that many people, didn't see too much trash, and parking was free.
I would suggest researching a time to go where there is not that many people. Good spot in my opinion.

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I would have to say the trash on the trail and at the falls was sad. I enjoyed the hike otherwise, it was brutal coming back up for me. A very good workout.

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this place deserves five stars, but the people who show up and litter and graffiti are worth -5 stars. They will close this trail if we don't do or part to take care of mother nature

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This trail is narrow and covered with trash. Other reviews have mentioned the trash problem, but I'm talking dozens of empty beer and wattle bottles, clothes, potato chip bags strewn about the trail, and stacked especially high at the falls. Hermit Falls is the flytrap for irresponsible, selfish hikers.

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It's easy hiking down and the trail is beautiful, quiet and the forest is like in slumber. You'll see a couple of private cabins down there and honest to say, the cabins made the trail look like a themed Disneyland ride. You'll hear water which is pretty soothing especially when it's not crowded. I went on a Thursday and there was a moderate crowd. Since everyone's going to the pools, expect a lot of people. The hike back up was grueling and hot. There was way too many bud light cans around though.

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