Winter Creek Santa Anita Canyon Hoegee's Campground Loop

MODERATE 560 reviews
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Winter Creek Santa Anita Canyon Hoegee's Campground Loop is a 4.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1384 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

Lush, shady woods with a 50 foot high Sturtevant Falls and nice camp grounds. 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 Upper 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 MT. Zion trail to upper Winter trail. Canyon has limited parking. The 3 lots all fill up early in the morning on weekends, although on weekdays there is usually a lot of space available. In case you find the lots completely filled, parking is allowed on the road, but each car MUST be entirely behind the white lane or it will be ticketed by the Forest Service, or towed if it blocks the road. Each car must also display a Forest Service Adventure Pass or it will be ticketed, whether it's on the road or in one of the lots. There is often parking available at the pack station for a $5.00 fee, and an Adventure Pass is not required to park there.

hiking
1 day ago

Great day hike! Suggest to go early to avoid crowds and find good parking.

hiking
1 day ago

super fun beautiful view lots of animals

backpacking
3 days ago

Hiked the first 3 miles of the loop to Hoegee's camp (awesome lil camp area) for a one night stay with my pup & finished the last 1.7 miles the next morning to complete this trail. Had fair amount of animal activity/movement at night, thankful to find our food bag in tact in the AM! Awesome place to stay overnight, minimal water at the moment, down to a few streams.

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14 days ago

Nice flow for mtb, but too many hikers on the path

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15 days ago

15 days ago

Loved it. The way back loop is a little light on foot space so be careful walking along the edges. Lots of nice polite hikers coming through and beautiful views. Wear good shoes :)

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