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Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls


"I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence.  I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.  I felt in myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our quiet life...." -Leo Tolstoy


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Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls


This spot is part of our Member's section

Personal Experience: Well this was definitely one heck of an adventure!  I have a water-logged/broken phone to prove it!  Make sure your phone isn't still in your pocket if you embark on this trip. :P  I could literally find no information on this waterfall besides what our friends at Socal X posted about it.  They were the ones whom tipped us off to its whereabouts.  Eventually we plan on following the creek to its main water source but that will be another day. 

There are two entrances to this area: from above in which you must ascend down a steep cliff into the ravine or from below which is much easier.  From above is the challenge, which we took.  We came across a cave, ponds with California Tree Frogs and tadpoles, very interesting artwork etched into the sandstone cliffs and of course the waterfall.

This is not necessarily a safe trip, so please make sure you're in good shape if you decide to go here.


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If you can make it through the very wet ravine, there is a special treat at the end:

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

There were adorable tree frogs swimming in the water with us!
Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Cool, little cave:
Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

It's nearly impossible to tell what you're looking at in this photo, but we are at the top of the waterfall, about 75 feet up:
Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Down we go!
Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

A shot of where we just came from.  The waterfall is hiding in that crack:
Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Aaaannnnddd we made it!
Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

I could not capture the whole waterfall, but it goes higher than that:
Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls

Sand Trap Canyon & Mottram Falls



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