Mt Zion Loop from Chantry Flats

10 miles of glorious forest, with 2,000 ft elevation gain.

We'll hike along the Winter Creek Trail before ascending to Mt. Zion and then head back along the north side of the peak, through beautiful sections of the Angeles Forest.

We will take our time, stopping to relax in the forest, and hopefully find a watering hole to dip our feet in.

This is my favorite spot in the Los Angeles area, home of Sturtevant Falls and Hoegee's Camp.  Unfortunately, lots of people love this area as well.  That's why we need to get there by 7 am (honestly, I recommend getting there when the gates open at 6 am to make sure you find parking - I've seen this parking lot fill up by 6:45).  If you can't find parking in one of the lots, you may need to park down the hill and walk up.

Bring: Forest Adventure Pass (required in this spot), hiking shoes, 3 liters of water, sun protection/ comfortable clothes, snack/ lunch.

Bathroom: at the trailhead

Dogs: No

 

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  • Juliaa

    Jose, it was such a pleasure meeting you and joining in one of your hikes. Thank you.

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • Julie

    Great hike everyone! Thanks Jose!

    2 · August 18, 2013

    • Juliaa

      I wholeheartedly agree - thank you Jose, Yoon Mi and everyone.

      1 · August 19, 2013

    • Juliaa

      Julie, I can't email you to send the hike link as promised for some reason, so please email me your email address and I will send you the bridge to nowhere hike link. Thank you.

      August 19, 2013

  • Fern

    The scenery is pretty - worth the drive from the Valley.

    August 19, 2013

  • Mario

    Sorry I couldn't make it. I had a bit of food poisoning. Hope to make the next one.

    August 18, 2013

  • Fern

    It was a kick-A** hike. I'm going back to conquer that mountain!! Thanks, Jose!

    August 18, 2013

  • Yoon mi

    Thank you, Jose! Nice meeting all of you and good hiking :-)

    2 · August 18, 2013

  • Juliaa

    Thank you Yoon Mi and Jose for taking me on this hike. Looking forward to the morning.

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Yoon mi

      Not at all! It is always my pleasure!

      1 · August 18, 2013

  • Mark Norwood

    It was a memorable hike.

    August 18, 2013

  • Julie

    Hi, I just wanted to verify the meetup location is off of N. Santa Anita Avenue.

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Jose Mendez

      Yes, just head north on Santa Anita Drive, go up the windy mountain road to Chantry Flats

      2 · August 17, 2013

  • Mario

    I live in Arcadia. I could pick up someone in Pasadeba to Carpool

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Mario

    Glad a spot opened up. I have 2 passes. If anyone needs 1?

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Mario

    I would love to attend. I hope a spot opens up.

    August 16, 2013

  • Mark Norwood

    Jose I wanted to know if I could attend this hike? I could not do a Friday Night Hike Or Saturday Hike, but this Sunday I will be free to attend this one.

    August 16, 2013

    • Jose Mendez

      Please check tomorrow and see if someone cancels. This area is best with a small group. It loses something when all you can hear are others. I've opened all the spaces I feel comfortable with.

      1 · August 16, 2013

  • Suraiya

    love your hikes and hopefully spot opens up :)

    August 12, 2013

    • Jose Mendez

      feel free to check every couple of days or so. for instance, a few people have already cancelled so there are a few spots open.

      2 · August 15, 2013

    • Yoon mi

      Suraiya, I just emailed you. Please respond asap! :-)

      1 · August 16, 2013

  • Lisa G.

    @Jose, will you be adding a wait list for this hike?

    1 · August 12, 2013

    • Jose Mendez

      I am following another leader's plan for limitting numbers. If you are truly interested, you will keep an eye out in the last days before the hike. Usually, at least 3 or 4 people cancel. for instance, a couple of people have cancelled already.

      August 15, 2013

    • Lisa G.

      Thanks, Jose, I guess it wasn't meant to be since I now need to be somewhere at 5 p.m. in Orange County.

      August 15, 2013

  • Joshua Blumenkopf

    Any chance that anyone coming from LA can pick me up on the 210, I don't have a car and live in Pasadena?

    August 15, 2013

  • Julie

    Where do I get an adventure pass? Sorry, new to this but well and able to handle the hike :)

    August 9, 2013

    • Jose Mendez

      You can get an adventure pass at most outdoor stores (big 5, sports chalet, REI, etc.) While there is a store at the trailhead that sells the passes, I don't know if they will be open in time for the hike. Passes are $5 for the day and $30 for the year. If you have an America the Beautiful pass, you can bring that and it will cover you.

      August 15, 2013

    • Julie

      Thanks!

      August 15, 2013

  • Amal

    I'm moving to LA on the 11th and absolutely love hiking. Would it be possible to join the group?

    August 3, 2013

    • Jose Mendez

      If you are able to sign up, you are welcome to join us. This hike is best when it's a small group.

      August 5, 2013

    • Jose Mendez

      As I am mentioning to a few people already, there are some spots available today, due to cancellations. If you don't get a spot today, check saturday and see if anyone has lost interest.

      August 15, 2013

  • Fern

    I'm also interested!

    August 14, 2013

  • Mark Norwood

    Jose can I join this hike? It seems the most interesting out of all of The Sunday Hikes.

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Julie

    Awwww just realized hike is closed, bummer.

    August 9, 2013

  • Anan

    Jose, I'll ask the obvious. I don't see a waiting list. Do you have one?

    August 6, 2013

  • Yoon mi

    I love to hike there! is it moderate pace or agressive? Either way is fine with me, but I hope we take some moments to enjoy the beautiful sceneries ;-)

    August 1, 2013

  • Karl Ahlen

    Can I join the wait list. I am a very good hiker, did baldy on Saturday from Village

    July 29, 2013

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