Santa Anita Canyon Loop

Sierra Madre, California

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In the lush, shady recesses of Santa Anita Canyon and its tributary, Winter Creek, you can easily lose all sight and sense of the hundreds of square miles of dense metropolis and the millions of people that lie just over the ridge to the south.
101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert

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101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert

by Jerry Schad and David Money Harris (Wilderness Press)

In the lush, shady recesses of Santa Anita Canyon and its tributary, Winter Creek, you can easily lose all sight and sense of the hundreds of square miles of dense metropolis and the millions of people that lie just over the ridge to the south.

© 2013 Jerry Schad and David Money Harris/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sierra Madre
Length: 9
Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 5 hours
Season: October–June
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: San Gabriel Mountains
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-minute Mount Wilson
Topo Map: Santa Anita Canyon Loop Topographic Map
Guide Book: 101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/23/2010

nice trail. A lot of shade and water everywhere. Ranger named Chris is very friendly. Would come back again.

3/14/2008

Very pretty trail with lots of water. I would however, recommend doing this in the middle of the week. The weekend is extremely busy. It was so crowded that on the second night at Spruce Grove Campground, late coming overnighters could not find a spot to put their tents! Not exactly a wilderness experience. The word has gotten out. If it wasn't such a nice hike with a beautiful stream, I would not go back.

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