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Big Santa Anita Canyon

Monrovia, CA
+1 818-790-1151
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Scenic and Fun Hike !

Nice and scenic hike! Lots of giant boulders. Fun to watch people do the cliff diving near the end... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
MandC0218
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Riverside, California
BEST KEPT SECRET only minutes from Downtown LA!

BEST HIKE EVER!! Today we explored one of LA's best hidden treasures which was only a 50 minute... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Debra G
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One of the most difficult trails in Southern California, peaking at the top of Mount Wilson and sinking through the Big Santa Anita Canyon.
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Nice and scenic hike! Lots of giant boulders. Fun to watch people do the cliff diving near the end of the trail. Dirt path was a little narrow at places but it's a dog friendly trail as well. Eating place and restrooms across the street...More

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 8 April 2017

BEST HIKE EVER!! Today we explored one of LA's best hidden treasures which was only a 50 minute drive from my home in Hollywood. While the water is still flowing from all the rain we received this season, you must visit Sturtevant Falls located on...More

2  Thank Debra G
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place to be alone or with friends since the air is very nice and very quiet. Be sure to pack extra socks if you get your shoes wet since you have to pass some streams and such. Highly recommend to go as early as...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I go there often and have been for several years. Choices are...short to long, easy to strenuous, out & back or loops... You can just go for an hour or two or make it a daylong hike/run. Camping is another option and there are campsites...More

Thank SPedder118
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I finally got to hike with my 10 year old daughter for the first time. This hike is perfect for families and kids. The area is beautiful and the trail itself is pretty flat. The only hard part is the .6 miles at the end...More

Thank lovz2sun
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is a great place to hike with lots of different levels of hiking, from easy to challenging. There was a nice water fall today - Sturtevant Falls- due to some rain during the week, so it was really pretty. The hike to the falls...More

Thank Cinda10
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite canyon in Southern California. There are many hiking trail choices here which make it great for young children as well as advanced hikers. If taking children, a 3.25 mile out and back hike to Sturtevant Falls will be a treat...More

1  Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

It s worth drive to this trail. Another name for this trail is Sturtevant fall. - you won't find it if entering either name. Put Chantry Flats on gps. This will take you up to Santa Anita Canyon road. Go about 3 miles on a...More

1  Thank kukulimoku
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Family members met in East Pasadena for a very early breakfast at a Denny's hoping to arrive at Chantry Flats early enough to get parking spaces . The parking lot was full & we had to park along the road . We were commemorating the...More

1  Thank Dolores K
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Started the hike at Chantry Flat took the Upper Winter Creek Trail to the Manzanita Trail and continued onto the Mount Wilson trail to the summit. We returned the same way. The parking lot at Chantry Flat gets full early on the weekends! If you...More

1  Thank ShalymarL
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