Mount Wilson via Little Santa Anita Canyon

HARD 14 reviews
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Mount Wilson via Little Santa Anita Canyon is a 13.4 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.

DISTANCE
13.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5039 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

bugs

rocky

no shade

historic site

hiking
1 day ago

6 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 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
4 months ago

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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hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

walking
Monday, March 25, 2013