Mount Wilson via Chantry Flats


This is one of the most popular trails in Southern California and for good reason. On this 9 mile journey you will pass by numerous waterfalls (both man-made and natural), streams, lush forests, campgrounds, picnic areas, cabins, and a wonderful lodge.

Make sure you show up early in the morning to insure you can find a parking space reasonably close. Most of the elevation gain occurs after Sturtevant camp, so pace yourself. At the top, you will be treated to a sweeping view of the Los Angeles area and San Gabriel mountains.

  • Highlights: Nice forested hike along creek and river, occasional mountain vistas
  • Near: Arcadia, CA
  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 4700 ft
  • Hike Time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Trail Condition: Well maintained trail
  • Restrictions: Adventure Pass required to park
  • GPX File Download: >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Rating: 4.5/5

Getting to the Trailhead:
From the Foothill Freeway(210) in Arcadia, exit on Santa Anita Avenue and drive six miles north to its end at Chantry Flat.

Google Map Link

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Trail Detail Map

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Trail Profile Map

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sturtevant loop trail

Sturtevant Loop Trail

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Sturtevant Falls

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Camp Sturtevant

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