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Zion Trail #11W17

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Length

2.2 Miles 3.5 Kilometers

74%

Runnable

Elevation

255' 78 m

Ascent

-948' -289 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

30%

Max Grade (16°)

3,535' 1,078 m

High

2,591' 790 m

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This is a nice trail for making interesting loops in Santa Anita Canyon.

Alan Coles

Overview

An Adventure Pass is required for parking at Chantry Flat.
Features: Spring — Views — Wildflowers
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The Zion Trail connects the Sturtevant Trail near Sturtevant Camp to the Upper Winter Creek Trail near Hoegees Camp. The trail climbs gently from Santa Anita Canyon to pass under a shady canopy of oak, bigcone spruce and bay trees. Eventually, the trail reaches a saddle in about 1 mile. There is a short spur trail leading to the summit with nice views of the canyon and Mt. Wilson.

The trail descends steeply on a south-facing slope of mixed chaparral species. The monkeyflowers can be spectacular in spring. It then drops down to Winter Creek while passing under shady bay trees. It is possible to return to Chantry Flat by taking either the Upper Winter Creek Trail #11W23 or the Lower Winter Creek Trail. It makes a great loop run when combined with the Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14 from Chantry Flat.

Flora & Fauna

Oaks, bigcone spruce, and bay trees grow here. You'll find nice monkeyflowers in late spring. Beware of poison oak!

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