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The Angeles National Forest offers natural environments, spectacular scenery, developed campgrounds and picnic areas, swimming, fishing, skiing and the solitude of quiet wilderness areas. Trails winding throughout the forest accommodate hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts.

Hike to Sturtevant Falls for the 1st time. It is a great local hike with shade. Parking was bad though but I expected that since the reviews I read mentioned it.

Went last Sunday. Great warm up hike waiting for the snow to melt off of the big hills!!! Bugs were extremely heavy so if you take breaks you will need to prepare.

hiking
18 hours ago

All you beginner hikers doing the 6 pack...Make sure you print a map and bring trekking poles. You will need both for an enjoyable hike. We also screenshot hikingguy.com for step by step directions. Anyway, relatively nice hike. The views at creek level were gorgeous and it was nice to have some water crossings. The waterfall was a nice detour (no one was there when we went!!!) Be prepared for snakes! We saw two going up Chantry Flats and one was a big ol rattler sunning on the trail. Protect yourself and your dogs! After the camp, the last three miles were pretty tough! A couple washed out gravel areas that made me a little uneasy but overall not a bad ascent. Bring a lot of water and snacks (especially during the week when the cafe is closed) This summit was nothing special, but we got to check another one off our six pack, so I'm not complaining. There is a water fill station up at the top and bathrooms with running water. We took that trail loop down (over by the parking lot) and it was a lot less steep and less dangerous. Pretty views of LA. Checking this one off the list. On to the next!!!
PS-bring a bug net for your face. You'll thank me later for this advice..

This is my goto trail for quick exercise. Better cardio than a treadmill for sure, and better views too. Run or walk as quickly as you can up this trail and you will get your heart going.

One of my favorites around LA, if not my favorite.

Love the trails around Chantry Flats. So many great hiking trails. I love the Mt Zion loop

It was a nice hike but a little disappointing how the hike ends

backpacking
2 days ago

We hiked counter-clockwise which i think makes for a better hike. In that way, the ascent is open with not much tree coverage, decent views, pretty easy uphill, nothing too hard or exciting. The descent was nice and shaded under trees, most of it has a smaller stream running along the trail, and was a nice reward for the first few uphill miles.

Great trail. One of the most unique areas close to LA because it stays green almost all year... tons of ivy and ferns. In the spring theres flowing water through the first 4 miles.

This trail got me back on hiking its a good somewhat easy one. I did it in 90 degree weather finished 3 bottles of water by the time I hit tunnel 2.