Hermit Falls Trail

#4 of 6 trails in Arcadia Wilderness Park

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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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I went here today with some friends for the first time. The trail itself doesn't really deserve 4 stars, but the entire experience I had did.

If you're going to be doing this hike you should remember to bring a lot of water! There's shade, but you'll be asking for water with the incline this hike gives you. The trail/road is really narrow, so BE CAREFUL and go at your own pace. On the way over was really pleasant, but once you reach the falls there's tons of graffiti.

IF YOU PLAN ON JUMPING THE 50ft, it's not too bad just make sure you pencil dive. The water was lower because of the drought and dryness but everyone in my group who jumped made it out alive. Its scary, but doing it is a good experience; you feel so victorious!

Please, please clean up after yourselves. My friend scraped her arm on an empty bottle in one of the pools and another stepped on glass and had to go to the hospital.

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I'll start with this YES ! it's really trashed around the hrom waterbottles being thrown every which way and the boulder jumping activities into the water when you reach your destination are Extremely dangerous PLEASE DO NOT GET CLOSE TO THE EDGE WITHOUT SITTING ON YOU BUTT YOU WILL SLIO

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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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