Switzer Falls

Altadena, California 91001

Switzer Falls

Switzer Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Amid a precarious setting of crumbling rock walls, the waters of the upper Arroyo Seco slide some 50 feet down a steep incline known as Switzer Falls."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best Easy Day Hikes: San Gabriel Valley (Falcon Guides)
Allen Riedel
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"Hike through an enchanted canyon to a lovely waterfall." Read more
Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books)
Casey Schreiner
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"An easy and popular hike to one of the most visited waterfalls in the Los Angeles area, the trail to Switzer Falls also passes an expansive, shaded picnic area and the historic grounds of the first wilderness resort in the San Gabriel Mountains." Read more

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Trail Information

Altadena
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3.6
Distance
700 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
ANF/LARD
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min Condor Peak
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018