Hiking near Pasadena, California

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Sturtevant Falls
Sturtevant Falls
Pasadena, California, United States (7.7 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.7 miles, 1-3 hours
A leisurely hike through an enchanted portion of the San Gabriel Mountains leading to a fifty foot waterfall.

The trail from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls has been a popular hike for those wanting to escape the urban sprawl of Los Angeles since the early 1900's. This is an easy hike and perfect for anyone new to hiking but be aware that the last 0.6 mile return to the parking lot is all uphill. From the Santa Anita exit of the 210 Freeway it's a 5 mile...
Eaton Canyon
Eaton Canyon
Altadena, California, United States (3.5 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.8 miles, 1-3 hours
A short trip into Eaton Canyon for an accessible waterfall. Great wildflowers in the spring, too!

This is a relatively easy less-than-four mile hike to a 40-foot waterfall. Its proximity to civilization and short distance make this a very popular trail for casual hikers, and it can get very crowded on the weekends and on hot summer days - but it's worth a visit even if you have to fight through crowds - especially when spring wildflowers carpet...
Big Santa Anita Canyon Loop with Upper Trail
Big Santa Anita Canyon Loop with Upper Trail
Pasadena, California, United States (7.7 miles away)
 
Moderate: 10.0 miles, Half day
A beautiful multi-landscape trail with many waterfalls and trees. Offers a challenging and well-maintained trail.

Big Santa Anita Canyon offers something for everybody. If you are traveling with young children, the short hike from Chantry Flat to Sturtevant Falls is rewarding and great for an easy morning or afternoon hike. However, if you're interested in something more substantial, you can follow the Big Santa Anita Loop trail. The scenery along the trails...
Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats
Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats
Pasadena, California, United States (7.7 miles away)
 
Difficult: 12.6 miles, Full day
A strenuous day hike through a beautiful section of the San Gabriel mountains with a 50 ft. waterfall.

Standing prominently above Pasadena, Mount Wilson is a Southern California landmark. The 5,710 foot summit is home for an observatory responsible for the most detailed photos of Mars as well a vast array of antennae for local LA radio and television stations. While the summit is steeped in astronomical wonder and tremendous views of Los Angeles, the...
Orchard Camp via Mt Wilson Trail
Orchard Camp via Mt Wilson Trail
Sierra Madre, California, United States (5.7 miles away)
 
Moderate: 6.9 miles, Half day
The first half of the trail to Mount Wilson, an old camp used by Mr Wilson himself.

The trail was originally built by Benjamin Davis Wilson, who was the grandfather of General George S. Patton around 1852. The trail followed an old Indian trail and as legend has it, was used by the Spaniards to hunt for Grizzly Bears. Ben Wilson wanted to find better wood on the mountain, but was unable to locate any so the trail reverted to...
Chantry Flats Loop (Mt Zion, Sturtevant Camp, Falls)
Chantry Flats Loop (Mt Zion, Sturtevant Camp, Falls)
Sierra Madre, California, United States (7.7 miles away)
 
Difficult: 8.8 miles, Half day
8.8 mile trail in Sierra Madre, California

www.hikewithvickster.webs.com - Overview: Started the day at about 7am and began the trail opposite of the crowds toward the Spruce Grove and Sturtevant Campground. By 8am, the sun was in full force and the heat was already bearing down, less than 2 miles into the hike. I had checked, at the end of the hike around 1pm and nearby Pasadena was 103 degrees....
Whiting Woods Mtrwy
Whiting Woods Mtrwy
Glendale/Whiting Woods, California, United States (7.7 miles away)
 
Moderate: 5.2 miles, 1-3 hours
2.604 mile dirt road near Verdugo City / Montrose, California

Whiting Woods Motorway is 5.208 miles long round trip. It is fairly steep consequently there are fewer mountain bikes common at other hikes in the Verdugos. Starting at the end of Whiting Woods Road, passing through the locked gate you quickly start climbing, 2.604 miles to go. The road starts out steep, get used to it, this is going to be...
Monrovia Canyon Park
Monrovia Canyon Park
Monrovia, California, United States (8.9 miles away)
 
Easy: 5.8 miles, 1-3 hours
Surprises at every turn

We took a forked trip to hike the two canyons. One was short, almost too short but in retrospect a way to start experiencing the alive canyons with the spider webs hanging from branches to rocks and filtering the sunlight. Or the pleasant surprised of seeing a small rattle snake on the concrete walkway out of the forest. The early morning hike gave...
Stargazing in Griffith Park and the Observatory
Stargazing in Griffith Park and the Observatory
Los Feliz, California, United States (9.7 miles away)
 
Easy: 20 miles, Full day
Plus the L.A. zoo, hiking and rides on historic trains, a carousel and ponies

As the largest municipal park with urban wilderness areas in the country, Griffith Park is easily a destination in itself. Much more than a city park, this urban parkland has numerous trails and historic attractions sprawled over 4,210 acres. Elevations range from 384 to 1,625 feet above sea level, and landscape changes from coastal sage brush to oak...
Griffith Park - Hollywood Sign Hike
Griffith Park - Hollywood Sign Hike
Los Angeles, California, United States (9.8 miles away)
 
Easy: 4.3 miles, 1-3 hours

A great easy to moderate hike if you are visiting or new in town with great views of the Hollywood sign. The total hike is a little over 4 miles and will take about 1-2 hours depending on your hiking speed, resting or taking in the beautiful views. At the top is a great 360 degree view behind the famous sign.
Mt Lukens by Haines Canyon Road
Mt Lukens by Haines Canyon Road
Tujunga, California, United States (10.9 miles away)
Moderate: 10.9 miles, Half day
Hike to the highest point in the City of Los Angeles from Haines Cyn Ave in Tujunga

This trip starts at the end of Haines Cyn Ave in Tujunga, parking can be a challenge but as a fall back position you can park at the city property near the intersection with Apperson St. Proceed through the locked gate POI 1 and past the Debris Basin, which is the site of the now long gone City of Tujunga water department to POI 2 another locked...
Lake View Terrace / Doc Larsen Trail
Lake View Terrace / Doc Larsen Trail
Lake View Terrace, California, United States (14.6 miles away)
Moderate: 8.2 miles, Half day

The trailhead and first ¼ mile are in a quiet residential area and crosses private property PLEASE stay on the road and don't disturb the residents or the road will be closed to public use. This trip follows Burbank Power & Light Road from Oliver Canyon Debris Basin Rd to a saddle on the ridge 1.8 miles 770 ft gain. While this seems not too steep...
Little Jimmy Springs
Azusa, California, United States (22 miles away)
Moderate: 7.0 miles, Half day
7 to 8 miles trail near Azusa, California

Little Jimmy Springs is about 7 miles long and located near Azusa, California. The trail is part of several trails available in the Crystal Lake Recreation Area and great for hiking and normally takes a half day or less. The trail is pretty much easy to follow and well maintained as you can see signs throughout the trail and the park rangers also put...
Fullerton Creek
Fullerton Creek
Fullerton, California, United States (23 miles away)
1.1 mile trail near Fullerton, California

Fullerton Creek is about 1.1 miles long and located near Fullerton, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1 hour or less
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Echo Mountain
by modernhiker on Sep 30, 2007
Altadena, California, United States
Hiking | 10.2 miles (4.0 miles away)
A hike to the ruins of a turn of the century mountain resort hotel. Lots of history, great scenery, and plenty of chances to strike out on side trails. Full write up at Modern Hiker.
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Hollywood Steps Circuit
by dogdocla on May 25, 2009
Hollywood, California, United States
Hiking | 1.8 miles (10.3 miles away)
There are six sets of granite steps in Beachwood Canyon, below the Hollywood Sign. These historic landmarks were built in the 1920's when Hollywoodland was created, and they link high streets and low streets in the hills. This trail links them all together for a good cardio workout that takes about an hour. Go in the morning or evening to avoid the heat!
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Sturtevant Falls
by Leighton on Dec 30, 2009
Sierra Madre, California, United States
Hiking | 3.7 miles (7.7 miles away)
This is a leisurely, easy hike through a truly enchanted portion of the San Gabriel Mountains that leads to a fifty foot waterfall. From the trailhead at Chantry Flat you descend a paved service road into Big Santa Anita Canyon to a well maintained trail that skirts alongside the main stream. Along the way you pass private cabins that have been there for years and a strange system of concrete check dams...
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Mount Lowe Hike - Altadena CA
by evergiron on Mar 07, 2010
Altadena, California, United States
Hiking | 12.7 miles (4.0 miles away)
Today I hiked Mount Lowe in Altadena California for the first time. The organizer of the hike as always was Richard Orozco, also came Eduardo Ruiz and Ronny Muñoz. This is our second big preparation Hike before we do Mount Whitney California in August. The weather seemed unpredictable at first, the forecast said 50% chance of showers. We got some rain at the beginning of the trail, the sun came out after...
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SWITZER FALLS
by ThatJohnGuy on Aug 03, 2009
Hidden Springs, California, United States
Hiking | 4.6 miles (8.2 miles away)
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Runyon Canyon
by modernhiker on Aug 12, 2007
West Hollywood, California, United States
Hiking | 2.9 miles (12.2 miles away)
A close and convenient mini-hike in the heart of Los Angeles. Full write up at Modern Hiker.