A 50 foot waterfall, cascades, lush wilderness. This hike has it all.
It's an early start because the hike is so popular and the earlier you arrive, the easier it is to find parking.
Join me for a 10 mile moderate to strenuous(elevation gain approx. 2,500 ft) loop hike to Sturtevant Falls--Spruce Grove--Sturtevant Camp--Mt. Zion--Hoegee's Camp---Upper Winter Creek Trail. The trail descends into a canyon and follows the creek to the falls. Plan on about 4 to 5 hours altogether.
NOT FOR BEGINNERS! But the pace is leisurely for seasoned hikers and we stop to smell the roses (figuratively speaking) along the way.
This has become one of my favorite hikes. See testimonials from our hike to same place last year.
Directions to trailhead:
From the Foothill FWY(210) in Arcadia, exit on Santa Anita Avenue and drive north to its end at Chantry Flat. The trail begins across the road from the parking lot. (Lat:[masked] Lon:[masked])
Links to interesting facts about the area and pictures of the waterfall:
Parking is free, but we're required to buy an Adventure Pass for the day/cost $5. You can buy it there on the spot at the Pack Station, or any sporting goods store. Big Five, REI, and Sports Chalet sell them.
Carpooling is strongly encouraged as it can be tough to find a spot close to the trailhead. This is an extremely popular hike because of it's shade and water elements.
This is listed as a moderate to strenuous hike. Please know your limits before you sign up.
Dogs on leashes are permitted on this trail.
Bring at least 2 liters of water, some extra for your pooch, and plenty of snacks.
I'll collect $1 at the trailhead.
I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Thousand Oaks Hikers Group and it's organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any The TOaks Hikers Group events, you are releasing the TOaks Hikers Group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience.
Responsibility: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.
Disclaimer: The organizer and assistant organizers take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this hiking event. Hiking can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By participating in this hike posted on this meetup web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.