Rubio Canyon Falls

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

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 a quaint and secluded 25ft sloping waterfall. We definitely had to earn our visit with a…

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (Lewis Falls)

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

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

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

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

Sturtevant Falls is a 50ft moss-and-algae-accented waterfall within Big Santa Anita Canyon featuring cabins, creek crossings, and hard-to-find parking.