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Location: Los Angeles County, about 5 miles north of the city of Sierra Madre, 34 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Mount Wilson 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Occidental Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 14 miles round trip on trail and road
- Gain: 3900'
- Time: 8-9 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, July 1968
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- From the intersection of I-210 and Santa Anita Avenue, drive north to
the lower Chantry Flat parking area. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area, hike down the paved road past the gate to the
canyon bottom (1800'). Where the stream crosses the road, turn right and
cross the footbridge. At the far side the Lower Winter Creek Trail
goes left, upstream.
- Go straight ahead on what starts as a road but soon
becomes a trail. After 3/4 mile there is a 3-way fork, marked "Gabrieleno
- Turn left on either of the two left forks. The right
one of these two gives you a good view of Sturtevant Falls, but is
narrow. The left one is for horse travel. They rejoin above the
- Continue on the trail about 3 miles through Spruce Grove
Campground to a trail fork marked "Methodist Camp, Mt. Wilson - 3".
The right fork goes a short distance to Methodist-Sturtevant Camp.
the left fork, cross the stream, and continue up to the summit.