Santa Ynez Falls

Santa Ynez Falls was one of those waterfalls we had put off doing after all the years we had been waterfalling locally in Southern California. We adopted this mentality because we tended…

Placerita Creek Falls

Placerita Creek Falls (also known as the Los Pinetos Waterfall since it was near the Los Pinetos Canyon) was another one of those waterfalls that we had procrastinated on visiting for one reason or…

Buckhorn Falls

Buckhorn Falls was a waterfall that eluded us mostly because getting to it wasn’t easy. That said, it turned out that we had plenty of opportunities over the years to make a visit since it was very..

Bailey Canyon Falls

Bailey Canyon Falls was one of the locally obscure waterfalling excursions that we’ve done. We suspect that a large reason for this apparent obscurity was that it didn’t appear in any of our local…

Hermit Falls

Hermit Falls is that other waterfall in the Big Santa Anita Canyon area near Arcadia. While most of the attention and traffic are for the impressive Sturtevant Falls, this waterfall seems to be…

Fish Canyon Falls

Fish Canyon Falls maybe our favorite local waterfall. Strangely enough however, we hadn’t visited this waterfall during all the years we had been waterfalling until the Spring of 2010…

Temescal Canyon Falls

Temescal Canyon Falls is definitely one of those waterfalls that’s so close to civilization yet is far enough into the Santa Monica Mountains to at least have some naturesque feel to it…

Newton Canyon Falls

Newton Canyon Falls was one of those waterfalls that somehow eluded us many years ago on our first attempt. But after finding it recently, we wondered how on earth we managed to miss it…

Escondido Falls

Escondido Falls is said to be the tallest waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains. Unfortunately, you’re most likely to see only the last 40 or 50ft of it in its lowest drop through…

Cooper Canyon Falls

Cooper Canyon Falls was a waterfall that was quite close to the LA Basin as the crow flies, but it was actually one of the more distant ones we’ve visited. Getting there involved a fairly long drive

Switzer Falls

Switzer Falls was one waterfall that kind of became an exercise in frustration when it came to satisfactory experiences. You see, we’ve typically seen this waterfall in low flow…

Trail Canyon Falls

Trail Canyon Falls is probably the prettiest local waterfall I’ve seen. However, even for a local waterfall, it takes a little work to see this little beauty…

Millard Falls

Millard Falls was a local waterfall that really felt like one of the more family-friendly adventures when it came to waterfalling in the Southland. Not only was the hiking short and the terrain…

Soldier Creek Falls (Lewis Falls)

Soldier Creek Falls (also referred to as Lewis Falls after a ranger that once patrolled this area) seemed like one of those obscure waterfalls that made for a surprisingly pleasant local outing…

Eaton Canyon Falls

Eaton Canyon Falls is a pleasant waterfall dropping some 30ft or so with a rock wedged right at its brink. Being close to Pasadena it is an immensely popular local attraction…

Solstice Canyon Falls

Solstice Canyon Falls (also called Roberts Ranch Falls) is a tiny 30ft waterfall in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains. This is one of the easier waterfalls to visit, and…

Monrovia Canyon Falls

Monrovia Canyon Falls is a pleasant two-tiered waterfall in the foothills near the suburb of Monrovia. Presenting another little getaway from Angelinos like us…

Sturtevant Falls

Sturtevant Falls is one of the more attractive waterfalls in the Southern California area. The moss and algae growing on the cliff where its waters run adds lovely colors…