Past Meetup

Mt. Zion loop with potluck at Chantry Flats


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Sturtevant Camp Hike vie Chantry Flats

Approxiamately 9 mile round trip-5-6 hours

Elevation gain: 2100 feet, level 6 intermediate hike

I will be at Chantry Flats earlier then the 6:45 start time.

Members of this meetup will meet at REI (Arcadia) and carpool to Chantry Flats to park at the pack station. If you chip in for the cost of the pack station parking it will make it easier. If you drive up to Chantry Flats and try to park at one of the three parking lots, you may not find parking. I will be at Chantry Flats parking lot much earlier then 6:45.

This hike is intended to accommodate those hikers that want to move up into the intermediate level of hiking and help prepare them to eventually move onto a higher level at a later date. This is a popular hike location on the weekends and the parking lot fills quickly.

We will meet at the lower parking lot next to the rest rooms. From there we will walk down the paved road 3/4 of a mile to the trail and then its 4 miles to Sturtevant Camp. After a break we will proceed to Mt. Zion, Hoegee Campground, Upper Winter Creek trail and back to Chantry Flats. There is lots of shade and scenery. We will be crossing some streams so wear shoes you dont mind getting wet.

This is an intermediate hike. We will be doing a lot of uphill hiking. So please only consider this hike if you think you are up to the challenge. You will definitely be sore the next day if you're not used to this distance and elevation.


From the 210 freeway take the Santa Anita exit. Drive 5 miles north to Chantry Flat. There is a big parking lot. An adventure pass is required to park. I recommend arriving by 6:00am because the parking lot fills up fast. If its full then park down the road paying attention to posted signs.

What To Bring 3 liters of Water – Snacks – Camera – Hiking Boots – Walking Sticks and a good attitude. Waiver of Liability/Disclaimer: Please read before signing up for this event.

These organizers are not professional hikers or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Please carry a personal medical emergency kit and any medications you need. Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, rattlesnake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. By participation in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use your own common sense.