Mount Zion via Sturtevant and Lower Winter Creek Trail Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Mount Zion via Sturtevant and Lower Winter Creek Trail Loop is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.4 miles
2,306 feet

dogs on leash





mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


In this scenic loop trip form Chantry flat, you'll climb by way of the Gabrielino Trail to Sturtevant Camp, and return by way of the Mt. Zion and Lower Winter Creek trails. You start down a paved road (.06 mi) . There is a restroom at the end of the pave road. You edge along side a number of small cabins. At 1.4 miles, amidst a beautiful oak woodland, you come to a 4 way junction of trails. Take the time to see 50-foot-high Sturtevant Falls, a worthy trip. Take the middle (lower) trail -the more scenic and exciting alternative. This trail slices across a sheer wall above the falls and continues through miniature cascades and pools. About 2.8 miles into the hike you will reach Cascade Picnic where ther are restrooms. Another .7 you will reach Spruce Grove trail Camp. This is a nice place to stop for a snack or you can continue to Sturtevant Camp which is .1 miles where you can relax and have a swing. Cross a dam and take the Mount Zion trail to Lower Winter Trail.

1 month ago

Beautiful, hike down to a stunning waterfall and stream- we normally hike down with lunch and swim and then hike back. The hike normally takes the better half of the day. Keep in mind there are no bathrooms on the trail but plenty of secluded areas to “g” in nature. Also, Peking gets very full so I recommend going early in the morning

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