Rubio Canyon Falls is a series of seasonal waterfalls with a bit of a checkered past nestled within a steep canyon in the foothills of the San Gabriels.
Santa Ynez Falls is a 15-20ft waterfall with a 2.4-mile hike and rocky stream scramble starting between Pacific Palisades residences in Topanga State Park, CA.
Placerita Creek Falls (Los Pinetos Waterfall) is a 25ft seasonal cascade reached by a 2.4-mile hike & scramble near Placerita Canyon State Park by Newhall, CA.
Buckhorn Falls is a seasonal 70ft waterfall near Cooper Canyon Falls and PCT in Angeles National Forest, but it required an awkward stream scramble to access.
Bailey Canyon Falls is a 30ft very temporary waterfall that is more of a side attraction to the Jones Peak hike in the foothills of Sierra Madre, California.
Hermit Falls is a 40ft waterfall in Big Santa Anita Canyon near Arcadia downstream of the popular Sturtevant Falls, requiring a 3-mile hike and risky scramble.
Fish Canyon Falls is an 80ft (maybe more) waterfall reached by a hike 5.2-mile hike with spotty trailhead access largely due to man-made impacts in Azusa, CA.
Temescal Canyon Falls is a short seasonal waterfall that’s more of a water play spot or side attraction on a longer hike to coastal views in Pacific Palisades.
Newton Canyon Falls is a 25ft moss-fringed seasonal waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains that we encountered after a short hike and scramble near Malibu.
Escondido Falls is a popular 200ft waterfall over at least 2 main drops accessed by a creek-crossing hike of 3.5-4 miles round-trip past residences in Malibu.
Cooper Canyon Falls is a 40-50ft waterfall that’s close to the LA Basin as the crow flies but not such a close drive and hike deep in the Angeles Forest.
Switzer Falls is a series of 3 waterfalls with an elusive main 50-70ft drop and an accessible 30-40ft lower tier accessed by a hike of at least 3.6 miles.
Trail Canyon Falls is a 30-40ft Y-shaped waterfall requiring a 4- or 4.8-mile round-trip hike and scramble in Big Tujunga Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Millard Falls was a 60ft waterfall in Millard Canyon that really felt like one of the more family-friendly trails given its modest 1.2-mile round-trip hike.
Soldier Creek Falls (also called Lewis Falls) is a 40-50ft secluded and obscure waterfall accessed by a relatively short hike and scramble in Azusa Canyon.
Eaton Canyon Falls is a rare year-round waterfall dropping some 30ft with a rock wedged right at its brink. It’s also very easy to visit with ample parking.
Solstice Canyon Falls (also called Roberts Ranch Falls) is a tiny 30ft waterfall in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains and is one of the easiest to visit.
Monrovia Canyon Falls is a pleasant two-drop 30ft year-round waterfall in the foothills of Monrovia accessed by a family-friendly 1.5-mile round-trip hike.
Sturtevant Falls is a 50ft moss-and-algae-accented waterfall within Big Santa Anita Canyon featuring cabins, creek crossings, and hard-to-find parking.