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Cooper Canyon Falls is a beautiful, year-round, multi-tier sylvan waterfall. Get here early, before the L.A. crowds show up, and it is one of the most peaceful, idyllic settings around. To reach the base of the falls, continue on the PCT to where it crosses Little Rock Creek. Go west (the direction you came) down the stream on a well used path then keep left at the fork and head upstream a short distance to the falls. Do not attempt to climb down the cliff face to reach the falls as this is both dangerous and causes damage to the slope and trail above it.

Short Hike: 1.5 miles from the Burkhart Trail trailhead at Buckhorn Campground.

Family Friendly: A short, easy outing to a beautiful waterfall.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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May 28, 2018
Brendan Balcombe
May 27, 2018
Jordan Brown
Mar 25, 2018
Derek Hewitt
Burkhart campground is closed but there was plenty of parking in the street and the day use area when I arrived in the morning. The trail was clear…
Jan 7, 2018
Alfredo Mejia
Mar 12, 2017
Valentino Ghirardi
Mar 4, 2017
Kyven Nguyen
The location of the waterfall is incorrectly marked on this map. To get to it you have to hit the Buckhorn Trail/PCT junction and head East on th...
Sep 28, 2016
Mat Gillia
Went past the waterfall (which is hibernating till the spring) jumped on PCT to Cooper Canyon Campground. Great hike. Early morning. Midweek
Sep 16, 2016
Ahmad Mehaidly
The gem location is wrong, you have to keep going down passing the gem. You will reach a fork , continue right then waterfall is to your left

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