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Address: Monrovia, CA
Phone Number: 818-790-1151
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One of the most difficult trails in Southern California, peaking at the top...

One of the most difficult trails in Southern California, peaking at the top of Mount Wilson and sinking through the Big Santa Anita Canyon.

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Sturtevant Falls

I finally got to hike with my 10 year old daughter for the first time. This hike is perfect for families and kids. The area is beautiful and the trail itself is pretty flat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I finally got to hike with my 10 year old daughter for the first time. This hike is perfect for families and kids. The area is beautiful and the trail itself is pretty flat. The only hard part is the .6 miles at the end of the hike when you need to get back to the trailhead. It has a... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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405 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

This is a great place to hike with lots of different levels of hiking, from easy to challenging. There was a nice water fall today - Sturtevant Falls- due to some rain during the week, so it was really pretty. The hike to the falls was fairly easy , but we also hiked above the falls and that was a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite canyon in Southern California. There are many hiking trail choices here which make it great for young children as well as advanced hikers. If taking children, a 3.25 mile out and back hike to Sturtevant Falls will be a treat for all as you hike the well shaded canyon. You will pass privately owned historical... More 

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los angeles
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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

It s worth drive to this trail. Another name for this trail is Sturtevant fall. - you won't find it if entering either name. Put Chantry Flats on gps. This will take you up to Santa Anita Canyon road. Go about 3 miles on a winding road. - go to the Adam's pack station, where you can buy the pass... More 

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Alpine, California
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Family members met in East Pasadena for a very early breakfast at a Denny's hoping to arrive at Chantry Flats early enough to get parking spaces . The parking lot was full & we had to park along the road . We were commemorating the 100th anniversary of the building of a family cabin in the canyon . Its still... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Started the hike at Chantry Flat took the Upper Winter Creek Trail to the Manzanita Trail and continued onto the Mount Wilson trail to the summit. We returned the same way. The parking lot at Chantry Flat gets full early on the weekends! If you come after 8 am you will be parking on the side of the road. We... More 

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1 Thank ShalymarL
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place is a nice place to get closer to nature. We took the trail to mount Wilson which is a 7 mile hike .Bring comfortable footwwar to avoid getting foot blisters.Also pack plenty of water as during your hike there are no water fountain. You must display a parking pass which you can purchase for $5 at the ranger's... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This hike is best on a weekday as is does get busy (and the parking lot gets full). Best to go early as possible. The trail to Sturtevant Falls is very scenic with a creek and old family owned cabins along the way. The beginning of the trail is very steep, thus returning is a hike up so you may... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This review specifically for Gabrielino Trail to Sturtevant Falls. Very popular so emphasis on following: Go EARLY or try weekday; display Adventure Pass; bring water; expect to share falls with everyone! On weekends, Chantry Flats parking lot fills by 6:15am! Decent restrooms available in upper lot. If late, park along curved road inside lines, or expect a ticket. A dog... More 

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1 Thank Shimadog
Sierra Madre, California
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a great place for a hike but due to its proximity to Pasadena, Glendale it can get packed on the weekends. Either get there real early or mid to late afternoon in the spring \ autumn months to enjoy a less crowed experience.

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