Sturtevant Falls - Mountain Biking

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This 3.25-mile trail takes you to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Angeles National Forest.

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Taylor Reilly


6.5 miles

6.5 miles out and back

Destination Distance From Downtown

16.1 miles


3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

2 hours


All Seasons

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits


$5 National Forest Adventure Pass



This 3.25-mile multi-purpose trail takes you to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Angeles National Forest. This route has been one of the most popular hikes in the LA area for over a century, and is surely just as impressive and enjoyable for mountain bikers as well. 

What Makes It Great

You will pass the Roberts Camp, which is a group of old cabins in the forest that are still used to this day. The ride itself is easy, but there are some areas where you may have to walk your bike near the Roberts camp. The forest is generally pretty well-shaded, providing a nice cool trail to ride on during the summer months, and the waterfall at the end of the ride is a great place to cool off in. Enjoy this classic route to the beautiful Sturtevant Falls. 

Who is Going to Love It

The old buildings and waterfall make this a feature-heavy ride. It's less about the actual riding and more about what you'll see along the way, though that doesn't make the trail any less fun. It's not highly technical but still a fun trail to challenge. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

From 210 East, take the Santa Anita Avenue exit in Arcadia and follow the road to its terminus at Chantry Flats. 

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Chantry Flats

2201-2299 Forest Route 2N40
La Canada Flintridge, CA, 91011
34.196193, -118.02263

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