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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.
Santa Anita Canyon Loop Professional Review and Guide
"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."
--Jerry Schad and David Money Harris, 101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore and Desert (Wilderness Press).
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"Hands down one of the must-do hikes in the Los Angeles area, Santa Anita Canyon is steeped in equal amounts of fascinating human history and spellbinding natural beauty. This “highlight reel” of the region passes one of the few active pack mule stations left in the country, dozens of historic private cabins, one of L.A.’s most beautiful year-round waterfalls, the last remaining wilderness resort from the region’s Great Hiking Era, and the oldest existing Forest Service structure still in its original location."
-- Casey Schreiner , Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books).
"This excellent course has the excitement of waterfalls, forest, chaparral, and great views. Numerous signs along the well-maintained trail make it easy to stay on track. There are several restrooms, picnic areas, and campgrounds along the way. The trailhead is only a short drive from the Foothill Freeway near the greater Los Angeles area."
--Stan Swartz, Jim Wolff & Samir Shahin, 50 Trail Runs in Southern California (The Mountaineers Books).
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