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12.12 mi
4,041 ft
One of the best runs in the San Gabriels. Passes through chaparral-coated slopes with expansive canyon views, lush conifer forest and streamside woodland, sampling the grandeur of the Big Santa Anita watershed. We will climb from Chantry Flats up Winter Creek with 360' views to Mt. Wilson, then take the Sturtevant Trail to finish this 12 mile loop back at Chantry. DRIVE TO THE BOTTOM OF HILL, "Santa Anita Ave/Arno Drive" by 6:00 AM. Google map link here. (From there it's another 15-20min. drive to the parking area) We meet to carpool at the bottom of this hill at the last residential street on your right before the yellow gate to Chantry Flats rd --the intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Arno Drive. From there we will carpool to the top at Chantry Flat. Parking is limited at the very busy Chantry Flats parking area and an "Adventure Pass" for the "Angeles Forest" is needed to park at Chantry Flats! If you are driving straight to the trail head, then we will meet you there by 6:30am. Adventure Day passes are available at the following sites. Or online.
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Route and Elevation


NameDistanceElev. Diff.Avg. Grade
Santa Anita Canyon Avenue Climb0.86 mi318 ft7.0%
Upper to Wilson Fork2.42 mi686 ft3.8%
Chantry Flats to the Bench4.83 mi2,260 ft8.8%
Upper Winter/2 miles2.00 mi686 ft6.3%
Chantry to wilson parking lot6.65 mi3,307 ft9.4%
late night wilson noise3.68 mi1,657 ft8.5%
Forest Route 11 W20 Climb0.22 mi220 ft18.3%
Winter Creek. (Trailhead to the Bench)4.52 mi2,139 ft8.8%
Forest Route 11 W20 Climb0.40 mi187 ft7.9%
Forest Route 11 W20 Climb0.25 mi144 ft10.8%
Mt Zion Trail Climb0.25 mi154 ft11.7%
Winter Creek Trail Climb0.21 mi164 ft13.9%
Winter Creek Climb!2.30 mi1,808 ft14.6%
Forest Route 11 W20 Climb1.39 mi1,214 ft16.5%
WINTER CREEK CLIMB!2.67 mi2,218 ft15.6%
winter creek2.08 mi1,657 ft14.9%
Winter Creek Trail Climb0.63 mi568 ft16.8%
Half Bench Up0.51 mi341 ft12.3%
MWT: Bench to Final Singletrack0.87 mi663 ft14.4%
MWT: Final Singletrack0.63 mi505 ft15.1%
Sturtevant Descent. 2.36 mi-2,431 ft-19.5%
Newcomb Sign to Chantry Gate3.62 mi-1,342 ft-5.2%
Gabrieleno - Newcombs saddle to chantry bottom3.08 mi-1,302 ft-8.0%
Descent from Upper Falls Fork to bottom1.07 mi-538 ft-9.5%
Santa Anita Canyon Ave Climb0.60 mi364 ft11.4%
Paved climb to Chantry0.48 mi335 ft13.0%
Santa Anita Canyon Avenue Climb0.21 mi164 ft13.7%