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


Trail Detail Map


Trail Profile Map


sturtevant loop trail

Sturtevant Loop Trail

sturtevant falls

Sturtevant Falls

camp sturtevant

Camp Sturtevant


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