Millard Canyon Falls

It seemed like we were never going to make it there that morning. First the power went out right after I pulled out from the garage so I couldn’t close it. Then, the GPS took me to a dead end and wanted me to keep going! Everything was going against us. That is until we finally made it to the trailhead one hour+ later than I planned. Then everything was alright. This easy hike was fun and we enjoyed the waterfall at the end.

The parking area was tiny (only 8 spots) and it was already full. I parked on Chaney Trail instead and displayed my Adventure Pass over the rear-view mirror.

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We walked by the parking area then through the fire road gate. Initially, it started out on a pavement

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but soon – 0.12 miles from the trailhead – we reached the junction where the fire road meets Sunset Ridge Trail. You will see the sign below on your left. Go towards Millard CG and say goodbye to the pavement.

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Some parts of the trail to the campground were covered with overgrown grass which made a nice setting for dreamy photos.

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At about 0.9 miles, Sunset Ridge Trail met up with Brown Mountain Truck Trail and Millard Campground was on our right side. Go toward the campground.

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After the bathroom facility, you will see the sign for Millard Falls on your right.

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We crossed a little stream (I let Xena play for a little bit before we moved on) and

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found lots of interesting rocks and broken off tree stems to climb on. We even found a dinosaur’s brain fossil!

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Sometimes it’s advantageous to be short. And, no, she did not wait for me.

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At 1.5 miles, we reached at Millard Falls. Isn’t it pretty?

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Good to Know:

  • Hike date:  5.30.16
  • Distance (RT):  3 miles, out and back
  • Elevation gain:  284 ft
  • Parking permit:  Adventure Pass required
  • Trailhead:  34.214725, -118.147536 (copy/paste to your GPS app)

Happy Hiking!

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