Mount Wilson via Little Santa Anita Canyon

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Mount Wilson via Little Santa Anita Canyon is a 12.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4849 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

bugs

rocky

no shade

historic site

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked it a week and a half ago for first time. Normally go through Chantry. We liked this trail. Nice tough trail that is a decent training hike for Grand canyon. Definitely go when it's overcast and cool or get an early morning start. Pretty exposed until upper parts of trail. Got to see the 3 bears that live in the area, which was a neat surprise.

hiking
1 month ago

The first half is a steady incline and you're exposed to a lot of sun. The second half is a much steeper incline and can get quite chilly and breezy. If you want a nice conditioning hike, this is it. Careful along those rocky edges up in the second half. Can be challenging for this who don't like heights.

hiking
2 months ago

Tired

4 months ago

Awesome hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Non stop incline. Nothing much to look at. It was pretty hard for me.

8 months ago

This is one good tough climb
Stair master in the wilderness
Enjoy!

hiking
10 months ago

Trails is a mess... Lots of fallen trees and huge boulders blocking the trail. Still ok to go around, but not really fun. Bugs are insane right now, got stung multiple times by wasps, mosquitos and bees.

hiking
Monday, March 27, 2017

This was our conditioning hike with the Long Beach/South Bay Wilderness Travel Course thru the Sierra Club. It's a long and strenuous hike up to the Mt Wilson observatory. The first half of the hike is mellow with good views of the canyon. The second half of the hike is a constant climb that seems to never end. There's a snack bar at the observatory but it's only open during the summer months. Bring plenty of water and snacks for the trail. When we were there the water source at the top was turned off. Get to the trail head early and remember to be respectful of the residences in the area. Stay quiet. I recommend this hike for anyone looking for a good workout.

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