Los Angeles, CA
Adventurer | 332 pts
What a great trip! Perhaps one of the best day hikes in LA.
We went in mid-April and there was still a good amount of water - glad we wore our chacos, but totally doable in boots too if that's what suits you. The bushwhacking and scrambling up the creek was SO MUCH FUN. There were a few nice places to stop and wade around in the water, but nothing deep enough to fully swim in.
Be careful to stay on the creek the whole time - there are quite a few alternate dry drainages that we started up but that took us quickly away from the water.
It actually did take us exactly 6 hours, but we took probably a total of 40 minutes to wade and chill with the amazing scenery.
Oh, and be careful, esp if you're bringing kids - we saw a couple tiny snakes in the water.