Sturtevant Falls

Many people do not realize there are attractive water falls in the San Gabriel Mountains. The walk to Sturtevant Falls is an easy one, and very accessible. From the 210 Freeway in Arcadia, take the Santa Anita Avenue exit and drive north several miles to Chantry Flat, and walk from there — 3 miles to the falls and back. This is Hike No. 41 in John Robinson's book, Trails of the Angeles. For details of the trail, see Dan Simpson's web page. The photos below are from April 2007.

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Canyon leading toi Sturtevant Falls

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The trail to Sturtevant Falls

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Coffee fern (Pellaea andromedifolia)

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Spreading larkspur (Delphinium patens)

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Spreading larkspur (Delphinium patens)

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California polypody (Polypodium californicum)

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California polypody (Polypodium californicum)

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California polypody (Polypodium californicum)

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Blunt leaved lupine (Lupinus truncatus)

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Blunt leaved lupine (Lupinus truncatus)

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Common Pacific pea (Lathyrus vestitus)

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Common Pacific pea (Lathyrus vestitus)

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Yellow monkey flower (Erythranthe guttata)

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Yellow monkey flower (Erythranthe guttata)

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Oak leaves

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Big-leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)

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Big-leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)

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Big-leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)

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Gooseberry (Ribes sp.)

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Southern miner's lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata subsp. mexicana)

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Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

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Coastal wood fern (Dryopteris arguta)

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Western wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)

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White alder (Alnus rhombifolia)

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White alder (Alnus rhombifolia)

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Sugar bush (Rhus ovata)

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Purple nightshade (Solanum xanti)

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Rock face

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At Sturtevant Falls

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At Sturtevant Falls

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Photos by Andrea Edwards

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