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Sturtevant Loop Trail #11W14.A

Easy/Intermediate

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1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
76% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 518' 158 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,562' 781 m
Low: 2,044' 623 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Trail shared by Alan Coles

This is an alternate to the Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14 that avoids the rough area around the falls.

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Description

Sometimes called the horse trail, this is an alternate route to the Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14 from Fern Lodge to Falling Sign Junction that goes up and around the canyon near Sturtevant Falls. At Fern Lodge, there is a trail junction with the Sturtevant Loop Trail going left and the main Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14 bearing right.

The Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14 contours around a steep cliff and past the top of the falls. While it offers great views, it is rough in a few places. This trail is more suitable for stock and those intimidated by heights. It climbs gently with a long switchback then contours around to rejoin the Gabrielino Trail (NRT) 11W14. It also avoids two stream crossings.

Flora & Fauna

Alder, maple, bay, and oak trees provide ample shade. Watch for poison oak.

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Looking towards Sturtevant Falls.
Oct 13, 2016 near Sierra…, CA
Sturtevant Falls with just a trickle of water
Jul 29, 2018 near Sierra…, CA
The Santa Anita Wash after some much needed rain.
Mar 13, 2019 near Sierra…, CA
Sturtevant Falls
Nov 24, 2015 near Sierra…, CA
Lush forest around the falls.
Oct 13, 2016 near Sierra…, CA

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