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2201-2299 Forest Route 2N40 Sierra Madre, CA 91011
2201-2299 Forest Route 2N40USCaliforniaSierra Madre91011
Parking LotToday 6AM–8PM
Saturday 6AM–8PMSunday 6AM–8PMMonday 6AM–8PMTuesday 6AM–8PMWednesday 6AM–8PMThursday 6AM–8PMFriday 6AM–8PM
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"This trail is probably the most beautiful trail at Chantry Flats."
"Beware-- restrooms are filthy."
"Sturtevant Falls Trail only-- Sturtevant Falls is definitely a beginner's trail."
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Jeremy Mejia
2 weeks ago
I have been coming here with family and friends over the years and have enjoyed every moment of it. After 30 minutes of a scenic mountain drive, your hiking journey begins at Adams Pack Station. The station offers supplies and helpful guides about the various trails and camping grounds in the area. People are down-to-earth and friendly to talk to. Make sure you have $5 in cash for parking just in case the station is closed. A couple of these trails may prove to be very intense for folks that are not seasoned hikers but certainly rewarding. For a family-friendly hike, I recommend checking out the iconic Sturtevant Falls. Enjoy your hiking trip and bring plenty of water!
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Irene Routson
5 months ago
Hiked Sturtevant Falls, simple and fast. Downhill getting to it, uphill coming back, but nice trail-only need to watch footing in some parts. Lots of cute cabins to look at, unique trees and plants! But BE WARNED there are knaats and mosquitoes galore so best to wear a hat with a head net or some form of protection. Bug spray didn't work. And save water for the hike out!
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Philip Youngerman
a month ago
Trailhead to many hiking trials in the Mt Wilson area. Be there early on weekends and holidays parking lot fills up quickly as soon as the gate opens at 6 a.m.
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Christine Tran
a year ago
Sturtevant Falls Trail only-- Sturtevant Falls is definitely a beginner's trail. The trail is about 3.5 miles round trip. You can get it done in about an hour depending how long you spend enjoying nature and taking pictures in front of the waterfalls. The last half mile back is all incline and you get a pretty good workout/burn. There are plenty of shade and a couple of restrooms along the trail. Beware-- restrooms are filthy. In order to hike this trail you must purchase an adventure pass. It is $5 and you can get it REI or Big 5. This trail is probably the most beautiful trail at Chantry Flats. Enjoy! And remember to pick up after yourself & your little friends! Littering is NOT cool!
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Jonathan Boucher
2 months ago
Lots of great trails through here. Be sure to get an adventure pass for parking. There were changes to how many areas still needed the adventure pass but I believe I the developed areas with facilities it is still required. If you really want to go without one then at least double check before parking.
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van cooper
6 months ago
beautiful trails and waterfall. we hiked a total of 18 miles in 6 hours. went on muli trails and got lost lol duuuuuuuu go back the way you came. heeee we though if you go into a trail one way it will come out the other side but end up at your car nope. you can tell we are not hiking people but was soooooo beautiful and got a good workout ps bring lots of water!!!!
Aaron Luna
a year ago
Beautiful place for a good hike. Child Friendly. My kids (Girl 8, Boy 5) Absolutely Loved this place. We did the "Sturtevant Falls" trail which was Amazing. The Hike was just about 4 miles round trip. We made many many stops along the way to take pictures and let my children run free for a bit. We rested a little while and ate snacks at the WaterFall. Caught some great snaps with the kiddos. We bought the Daily Pass from our local Big 5 for $5 to park our car without any problems. Parking was not so bad for us. Parked in the parking lot after waiting only 5 minutes. I was there at 8:30am. Highly Recommended!
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D Landells
2 years ago
Chantry Flats is a great hiking, camping and wilderness area. It is very accessible, take Santa Anita Parkway right off the 210 freeway in Pasadena and follow it all the way to the parking lot. There are a lot of parking spaces, but the place is so popular it is very tough to find a spot, and as it is a national forest, you need a parking pass. If you don’t have an annual pass you can purchase a day pass at Adam’s Packing Station which is at one end of the parking lot. The packing station runs a stable of mules that serve the clusters of cabins that run up the creek trail. They also have extra parking available in their own lot for a reasonable price, and sell granola bars and such, but best of all…. In the afternoon they fire up the grill and start making their “Perfect Canyon Dogs”, burgers and fries, and beer! Beer never tasted better than after an 8 mile hike, oh my! Every month they have a little concert up there too, so check out the schedule on their website (look up Adam’s Packing Station, they also have info about the park amenities). Hikes range from a short run to the waterfall to the round trip to the observatory on Mount Wilson and beyond. One trail connects to the Red Box Station off the 2 Highway. The creek trails are all under a nice shady canopy of trees. It is very green and lush considering the arid climate, and the sound of the birds, squirrels and the creek are very relaxing. You have to watch out for poison oak, and you should be sure to pack a bottle of water for everyone as you can’t drink from the creek, but hey, it’s the wilderness!
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