Running Route

9.19 mi
2,044 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 to Mt. Zion, then down Sturtevant Trail to finish our 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.
Created By
Ann O
June 10, 2019·Public

Route and Elevation


NameDistanceElev. Diff.Avg. Grade
Santa Anita Canyon Avenue Climb0.86 mi318 ft7.0%
Upper to Wilson Fork2.42 mi686 ft3.8%
Upper Winter/2 miles2.00 mi686 ft6.3%
Forest Route 11 W20 Climb0.22 mi220 ft18.3%
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 Fork to Mt Zion Fork1.41 mi942 ft12.6%
Zion Climb from the South1.37 mi951 ft13.1%
Forest Route 11 W20 Climb1.40 mi935 ft12.6%
Mt Zion Trail Climb0.20 mi167 ft15.5%
Valiant rescue of Captain Calamari0.24 mi157 ft12.2%
Mt Zion climb to the summit!0.09 mi66 ft12.5%
Zion North0.78 mi-272 ft-6.6%
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%
First Water Ascent0.69 mi466 ft12.8%
Santa Anita Canyon Avenue Climb0.21 mi164 ft13.7%