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90 mi 145 km of trail 14 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 9 Trails Intermediate Trails 32 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails

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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 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 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 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

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 12 
5.5 mi 8.9 km #3Mt. Wilson Trail #11W22
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
5.3 mi 8.6 km #4Idlehour Trail 12W16
Intermediate/Difficult
Altadena, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Altadena, CA
1.9 mi 3.1 km #5Tom Sloan Trail #12W22
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
1.6 mi 2.6 km #6Lower Winter Creek Trail #11W15
Easy/Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #7Sturtevant Trail #11W16
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
9.2 mi 14.8 km #8Mt. Wilson Toll Road #2N45
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
27.5 mi 44.2 km #9Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14
Intermediate/Difficult
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
La Cañada Flintridge, CA
3.2 mi 5.2 km #10Rim Trail #11W28
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
3.2 mi 5.1 km #11Mount Disappointment Road #2N57
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
2.4 mi 3.9 km #12Valley Forge Trail #12W09
Easy/Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Altadena, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #13Mt. Lowe East Trail 12W14.3A
Intermediate/Difficult
Altadena, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Altadena, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #14Muir Peak Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Altadena, CA
1.1 mi 1.7 km #15San Gabriel Peak Trail #12W24
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #16Zion Trail #11W17
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
1.2 mi 1.9 km #17Muir Peak Road #2N50.A
Easy
Altadena, CA
Easy
Altadena, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #18First Water #11W14.B
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #19Kenyon DeVore Trail #11W13
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #20Upper Winter Creek Trail #11W23
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
0.6 mi 1.0 km #21Equestrian Trail
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #22Bill Reilly Trail
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #23Upper Sam Merrill Trail 12W14.3
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
Intermediate
Altadena, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #24Jones Peak Saddle Connector
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
Difficult
Sierra Madre, CA
0.1 mi 0.2 km #25Mt. Lowe Trail Camp Connector Trail
Easy
Altadena, CA
Easy
Altadena, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #26Winter Creek Trail #11W20
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #27Sturtevant Loop Trail #11W14.A
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
Intermediate
Sierra Madre, CA
0.1 mi 0.2 km #28Mt. Lowe West Trail 12W14.3B
Easy
Altadena, CA
Easy
Altadena, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #29Eaton Canyon Path
Easy
Altadena, CA
Easy
Altadena, CA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #30Barley Flats Truck Trail #2N46
Difficult
Altadena, CA
Difficult
Altadena, CA

Photos of Big Santa Anita Canyon - Mt. Wilson Area - 85

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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