From the Chantry Flats parking lot, we'll head down the paved road to the bottom of the canyon then take the trail to Sturtevant Falls. About midway to the falls, we'll connect to the upper falls trail and take it to Spruce Grove Campground where we will break for lunch in the shade of some gigantic Douglas Fir trees.
Shortly after our break we'll continue up Sturtevant trail for a short while till we reach the Mt Zion Trail and take this to the summit (about 1.5 miles).
After the summit, the trail switchbacks steeply down to Hoegees Camp, losing 1,000 feet in a mile and a half (poles are useful here). At Hoegees we will jump on the Upper Winter Creek trail which will take us back to the parking lot.
E/G is appx 2200ft from the Sturtevant Falls TH
Distance: appx 10 miles
- at least 3 ltrs of water
- poles if you use them
- hat and sunscreen
- first aid kit
- 10 essentials
FYI, I will be bringing a few hikers who are just starting out so this will not be, by any means, a quick paced hike.