Hermit Falls Clean-Up and #Trashtag Instameet April 3

We’ve joined forces with UCO Trashtag Project to host a clean-up on April 3 at Hermit Falls, a popular local swimming hole that needs some love! “Leave It Better Than You Found It” for a chance to win free gear and a donation toward your favorite environmental organization!

From March 21 to April 21, pick up a piece of trash on the trail, post a photo on Instagram, tag #trashtag and nominate your favorite organization in the caption. Sadly, Hermit Falls is notorious for getting trashed. That means a lot of opportunities to enter the giveaway. Hope to see you there! RSVP required below.

Hike Type: Volunteer Site Clean-up

Hike Level: Beginner


Meet at Chantry Flat Trailhead at 8AM on Sunday, April 3. Hike to Hermit Falls, and clean-up trail.

After the clean-up, we’ll enjoy lunch at Adam’s Pack Station.

Trail Distance: 2.6 miles roundtrip

* Schedule subject to change due to weather, camper ability/injury, natural events or park restrictions. Shoestring Warriors should be in good physical shape, but we will hike at an easy pace and take breaks as needed.

What to Expect

Volunteers should bring protective gloves, warm layers, sun protection, water, snacks.


Transportation is not included. The trail to Hermit Falls begins from Chantry Flats, located across the street from Adams’ Pack Station in the Angeles National Forest. Driving distance from downtown Los Angeles is approximately 40 minutes without traffic. To get there, exit 210 Freeway at Santa Anita Avenue and go North (toward the mountains).

Street parking is available with an Adventure Pass, for sale at Adams’ Pack Station or your local sporting goods store. Limited paid parking is available at Adams’ Pack Station for $10 on weekends. The road to Chantry Flat is open from 6:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Arrive early to secure a parking spot. Carpooling encouraged.

Health & Safety

We take extra measures to ensure your safety and maximum level of fun. All Shoestring Adventures guides hold Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications. In remote destinations, we carry a DeLorme inReach Explorer Satellite Messenger to contact authorities in case of emergency.

On the trail, we encourage campers to stay together, wear sun protection and stay hydrated. We minimize risk on the trail by keeping groups together while hiking, encouraging everyone to drink water and apply sunscreen, and making sure we’re prepared with gear appropriate to weather and our activities.

Other Important Stuff

Every volunteer must sign a Acknowledgement of Risks, Media Release. Click each link to review and print at your convenience. For other questions, check out our FAQ or email alyx@shoestringadventures.com.


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