Spruce Grove Campground Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Pasadena, CA: Travel Interstate 210 south, exit Santa Anita Avenue and drive north 6 miles to Chantry Flat Picnic Area. Hike in 4 miles to campground.
Previous comments about restrooms and parking are accurate! On a Labor Day weekend Saturday we had to park nearly a mile downhill from Chantry Flats. And beware, you need a parking permit anywhere on that highway. $100 fine. Otherwise a beautiful hike in a shady canyon. That half mile you walk down from Chantry is a killer on the way back out.
Definitely a great hiking ground, but parking is extremely horrible. Sceneries are great and I love the waterfall.
Great trail! Well kept.
Yeah the toilets are pretty bad, but at least they're enclosed and had toilet paper in them.
Get there early to get a campsite.
is a nice trail, a lot of mosquitoes, just be sure , if you have a dog protected,is .rough for they pal.lot of water, no water on the river .enjoy it.
Parking lot is horrible! If you're lucky enough to get a space, the pass is $5. The trail was highly traveled! Lots of dogs and families, too. Great views and waterfall is well worth the hike!
There is a closer parking in residential area, at the end of Altadena street. In the end of Windsor turn right on Ventura, then left on casitas and then left on Altadena drive. Ur welcome. Recommend getting to the very end because there is really cool stone jungle waterfall. Cool green hike.
Hiked this trail last weekend from Chantry Flats. Took the lower winters crest and the gabrielino trail just past spruce grove campsites. Hiked right into 2 black bears just minutes from one another after the camp ground. Hike is really pretty although it was hard visibility in the morning due to overcast. The grossest thing was the bathroom at the camp ground- a disgusting mess inside but that's obviously not a reflection on the trail itself.
Backpacked the nine miles from Chantry Flats, over Newcomb Pass to the West Fork Trail Camp a couple of times. (Day hiked it one additional time when I was on the Forest Service trail crew out of Oak Grove Ranger Station in '69.) This was a point-to-point from Chantry Flats to Eaton Canyon via the West Fork and Mt. Wilson. From West Fork, we went up what was then called the Rattlesnake Trail (renamed the Kenyon Devore Trail after, who else, Kenyon DeVore), three steep miles to Mt. Wilson. The final leg was the 9.5 miles down the Toll Road to the Eaton Canyon Nature Center. The first trip was with Dennis Mathews in the mid '60s and again in the mid'70s with Charlie Simpson and his bride-to-be.
Trail well kept. Lots of spots. Beautiful hike.
Trail to Spruce Grove Camp is very nice. I will definitely come back. We were surprise to see a deer at the camp ground.
We continue beyond Spruce Grove Camp to Mt. Zion and return to Chantry Flat via Lower Winter Creek Trail....
I love this trail. When I lived in LA I used to take my scout up here. It's a favorite with scouts.
Great day hike, or overnight spot. There is pit tollets tables stream to pump water and fire pits (make sure you have your permit, the rangers do come by and check) This is one of out favorite spots for beginner overnight hikes. Shade and lots of it, on the trail and at camp!