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Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area

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Recommended Routes in Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area - 13

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Favorite Lower Eaton Canyon Falls.
Intermediate

Eaton Falls

3.6 mi 5.8 km 382' Up 116.53 m Up 382' Down 116.5 m Down

Altadena, CA
Favorite Everything is clear at 5000ft above.  You can even see the tall buildings in Downtown Los Angeles!
Difficult

Mount Wilson

13.6 mi 21.9 km 4,739' Up 1444.47 m Up 4,739' Down 1444.32 m Down

Sierra…, CA
Favorite Sturtevant Falls Trail.
Intermediate

Sturtevant Falls

3.4 mi 5.4 km 639' Up 194.74 m Up 639' Down 194.85 m Down

Arcadia, CA
Favorite Everything is clear at 5000ft above.  You can even see the tall buildings in Downtown Los Angeles!
Difficult

Chantry Flat/ Mt. Wilson Loop

15.3 mi 24.6 km 4,195' Up 1278.55 m Up 4,183' Down 1274.84 m Down

Sierra…, CA
Favorite View from San Gabriel Peak
Intermediate

Red Box to San Gabriel Peak

3.9 mi 6.2 km 1,422' Up 433.39 m Up 1,422' Down 433.3 m Down

Altadena, CA
Favorite Light at the end of the tunnel.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Zion Loop

9.3 mi 14.9 km 2,232' Up 680.18 m Up 2,189' Down 667.06 m Down

Sierra…, CA
Favorite View of the mountains as you climb up the last leg
Intermediate/Difficult

Strawberry Peak Out and Back

7.1 mi 11.5 km 1,596' Up 486.53 m Up 1,597' Down 486.64 m Down

La Caña…, CA
Favorite View of LA basin from lower campground
Intermediate

Henninger Flats

6.1 mi 9.9 km 1,550' Up 472.46 m Up 1,550' Down 472.4 m Down

Altadena, CA
Favorite Switzer Falls in the summer
Intermediate/Difficult

Eaton Saddle to Switzer via Bear Canyon

8.1 mi 13.1 km 880' Up 268.16 m Up 2,729' Down 831.83 m Down

Altadena, CA
Favorite Crossing Rincon Red Box Road
Intermediate/Difficult

Red Box Trailhead to Valley Forge Campground

4.9 mi 7.9 km 1,160' Up 353.42 m Up 1,157' Down 352.7 m Down

Altadena, CA
Favorite Volunteers clearing a 60" bigcone spruce near Devore Trail Camp.
Difficult

Mt. Wilson - West Fork Loop

10.6 mi 17.0 km 2,908' Up 886.29 m Up 2,908' Down 886.23 m Down

Sierra…, CA
Favorite Back side of Inspiration Point from Mt. Lowe East Trail after Station Fire
Intermediate

Mt. Lowe from Eaton Saddle

5.6 mi 9.1 km 1,451' Up 442.3 m Up 1,451' Down 442.24 m Down

Altadena, CA
Favorite Sunrise from the Bill Reilly Trail
Difficult

Three Peak Circuit

7.9 mi 12.7 km 2,324' Up 708.5 m Up 2,322' Down 707.7 m Down

Altadena, CA

Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area Hiking

  • 222 Miles 357 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 33 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area - 30

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0.5 mi 0.8 km #1Hermit Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
3.1 mi 4.9 km #2Bailey Canyon Trail #11W11
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA 14 
1.6 mi 2.6 km #3Lower Winter Creek Trail #11W15
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
27.5 mi 44.2 km #4Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14
Intermediate/Difficult
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
5.5 mi 8.9 km #5Mt. Wilson Trail #11W22
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
5.3 mi 8.6 km #6Idlehour Trail 12W16
Intermediate/Difficult
Altadena, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Altadena, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #7Tom Sloan Trail #12W22
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #8Sturtevant Trail #11W16
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
9.2 mi 14.8 km #9Mt. Wilson Toll Road #2N45
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #10Rim Trail #11W28
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA

Photos of Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area - 89

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Everything is clear at 5000ft above.  You can even see the tall buildings in Downtown Los Angeles!
Sep 22, 2015 near Sierra…, CA
Light at the end of the tunnel.
Mar 13, 2019 near Sierra…, CA
Inspiration Point, Altadena, CA 6 miles up.
Jul 10, 2017 near Altadena, CA
View of Pasadena and beyond from Mt. Wilson
Sep 22, 2015 near Sierra…, CA
View of LA from the top of Inspiration Point
Apr 13, 2015 near Altadena, CA
Volunteers clearing a 60" bigcone spruce near Devore Trail Camp.
Apr 19, 2019 near Sierra…, CA
Sunrise from the Bill Reilly Trail
Oct 23, 2018 near Altadena, CA
Sturtevant Falls Trail.
Nov 9, 2015 near Sierra…, CA