Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife · Commonly Backpacked
A nice shaded hike along a stream.
Need to Know
Adventure Pass required to park at Chantry Flat. Lot fills early on weekends.
To reach the trail, take the Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14
down the paved road from Chantry Flat to the bridge over Winter Creek. The trail starts near the vault toilet (left turn) and heads west following Winter Creek upstream. The trail is well shaded with oak, alder, willow, and bay trees and passes several early 20th century cabins. At 1.4 miles it reaches Hoegees Trail Camp which has tables, stoves and vault toilets. It is popular overnight destination for scouts and small groups. The trail climbs a short distance and intersects the Zion Trail #11W17
. Continue left and the trail crosses the stream and ends at the junction of the Upper Winter Creek Trail #11W23
and Winter Creek Trail #11W20
This trail can be combined with the Upper Winter Creek Trail #11W23
or Zion Trail #11W17
for various loop opportunities.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store
Flora & Fauna
Oak, alder, willow, bay, maple trees. Deer, rabbits, and birds are common.