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Zion Trail #11W17

Intermediate

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2.2 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 255' 78 m
Descent: -948' -289 m
High: 3,535' 1,078 m
Low: 2,591' 790 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 30% (16°)

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Trail shared by Alan Coles

This is a nice trail for making interesting loops in Santa Anita Canyon.

Alan Coles

Features Spring · Views · Wildflowers

An Adventure Pass is required for parking at Chantry Flat.

Description

The Zion Trail connects the Sturtevant Trail near Sturtevant Camp to the Upper Winter Creek Trail #11W23 near Hoegees Camp. The trail climbs gently from Santa Anita Canyon to pass under a shady canopy of oak, bigcone spruce and bay trees. Eventually, the trail reaches a saddle in about 1 mile. There is a short spur trail leading to the summit with nice views of the canyon and Mt. Wilson.

The trail descends steeply on a south-facing slope of mixed chaparral species. The monkeyflowers can be spectacular in spring. It then drops down to Winter Creek while passing under shady bay trees ending at a junction with the Lower Winter Creek Trail #11W15. It is possible to return to Chantry Flat by taking either the Upper Winter Creek Trail #11W23 (right turn) or the Lower Winter Creek Trail #11W15 (left turn) . It makes a great loop hike when combined with the Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14 from Chantry Flat.

Flora & Fauna

Oaks, bigcone spruce, and bay trees grow here. You'll find nice monkeyflowers in late spring. Beware of poison oak!

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