Trail Canyon Falls
The hike to Trail Canyon Falls is a pleasant adventure in Southern California that features a scenic canyon landscape and a charming waterfall. While out on the trail, you will meander alongside a stream and utilize ropes to traverse the steep terrain near the serene Trail Canyon Falls. Make sure that you wear proper hiking footwear for this excursion, as there are some stretches of rocky, rugged terrain that you will need to traverse.
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Route Description for Trail Canyon Falls
The main drawback for the Trail Canyon Falls hike is its popularity, meaning that you will likely need to arrive early in order to secure parking. Additionally, those who want to get up close and personal with the falls will need to navigate some steep terrain, which makes this route unsuitable for young children, the elderly, or anyone with mobility limitations.
For hikers who want to experience a fairly laid back trail with just the right amount of rugged, adventurous terrain, this route will be the perfect match. Here, you can take your time meandering through the winding landscape of the canyon, before descending to the falls with the help of some installed ropes, making for a fun adventure that only takes a few hours.
Setting out from the trailhead, you will follow the winding road as it leads to the northeast, keeping right at the fork to arrive at a stream crossing in 0.48mi. After crossing over the water, head left at the fork and continue along the road as it passes through the canyon landscape for another 1.1 km, before narrowing into a trail.
Here, the trail will turn to the northwest, crossing over the stream several times before arriving at a picnic area after 0.9 km. This is a great place to pause for a rest if you feel so inclined. If not, continue along the trail for another 0.83mi, where you will make the final approach to the waterfall.
Picking up a path on your right, you will need to descend some steep and rugged terrain with the assistance of some rope installations, after which you will arrive at the site of the Trail Canyon Falls. Take some time to explore the area and admire the natural beauty of the 9 m cascade, before heading back along the same route to retrace your steps to the trailhead.
Trail Canyon Falls
Nestled snugly within the rugged terrain of Trail Canyon, the Trail Canyon Falls is a beautifully scenic 9 m waterfall that cascades down a steep rock face. Make sure to visit in the spring or after a good rainfall, as the flow of water can be quite small during the height of summer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are dogs permitted at Trail Canyon Falls?
Yes, dogs are permitted on the path leading to Trail Canyon Falls, although they must be kept on a leash at all times.
Do I need an adventure pass to visit Trail Canyon Falls?
Adventure passes are no longer required when hiking to Trail Canyon Falls.
Insider Hints for Trail Canyon Falls
- Wear proper hiking footwear with good support.
- Arrive early to secure parking and beat the crowds.
Getting to the Trail Canyon Falls Trailhead
The starting point for this hike can be found at the Trail Canyon Trailhead on Big Tujunga Canyon Road.
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