Millard Canyon Falls

2016-03-13 13.20.07TRAIL NAME: Millard Canyon Falls (North of Altadena)

HIKE DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2017

MEETING TIME: 8:00 am – 8:15 am
(We will wait until 8:15 am and then drive to the trail head parking)
Return Approx: 9:30am

HIKE LEAD: Isabel Fonseca

HIKE LEVELLevel 1 – (Short distance, easy hiking path, great for beginners)

Find out more about hiking levels here:

2016-03-13 13.03.57HIKE RSVP:

HIKE DISTANCE (Level 1) : 1.5 miles round trip (Approx.)
HIKE DISTANCE (Level 3): 2.8 miles round trip (Approx.)

HIKE DURATION (Level 1): 45 – 60 Mins  (Approx.)
HIKE DURATION (Level 3): 1.5 Hours (Approx.)

Loma Alta Equestrian Center (North side of Loma Alta
(Meet: Corner of Loma Alta Dr. and Sunset Ridge Rd.)
644 W Loma Alta Dr.
Altadena, CA 91001
We can condense cars and carpool from here.  Plenty of street parking. We’ll be driving from here to the trail head parking lot.

2016-03-13 13.07.46TRAIL SURFACE: No full dirt path, very rocky floor, and loose gravel.

EXPOSURE: Shady trees with small calm side stream

HIKE TYPE: Mild Beginner

HIKE WALK-THROUGH: The short Millard Canyon Trail leads up a tree-shaded canyon with rocky terrain and a few easy stream crossings. The trail is a shady canyon alongside a stream with regular flowing water, that ends at a 50′ waterfall.  We will return on the same trail.
Level 3 (extends the hike): And then, we’ll  head up the single track Sunset Ridge Trail with gradual 1200 feet of elevation gain ending at the fireroad and our turnback point. If you bring some food, we can have a small lunch gathering at the trail head upon return.

PARKING:  You will need an Adventure Pass parking permit usually $5.00, buy at REI/BIG 5 or another designated sports store before arriving to meeting point. You can also purchase an Annual pass for $30 (and ask for second vehicle annual pass for an additional $5, total $35 for two).

REQUIREMENTS: WATER (1/2 liter or two 20 oz water bottles). Comfortable hiking/sports shoes with good grip. Snack/small lunch for our main stop.

RECOMMENDED: With regards to water, hydration packs are suggested for quicker access to water during uphill activity. Dress in light colors as we’ll be exposed to the sun often. Bring small snacks to eat along the break. Cool fruits are great for your snack stop.

RESTROOMS: There is an outhouse-style restroom near the begging of the trail head, however, we recommend using the restroom prior to arrival because they are really not well kept. Plus, it’s a relatively short hike.

DOG-FRIENDLY?:  Dogs are allowed, however, we are requesting that your dog be friendly to other dogs and hikers. You must clean up after your pet and bring a water container and their own water.


1. Read the Hike’s Details we link at the very top of this page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then RSVP for this event and show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on the details page for this hike).

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