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Into The Wild Wednesdays: Chantry Flat In Sierra Madre

Coachella is just a few days away, and what better way to warm up for the epic, 2-weekend festival than to soak up the sun (naturally) and hike the great outdoors.

Chantry Flat Recreation Area in Sierra Madre is one of many beautiful parks the Angeles National Forest has to offer.

The Basics:

Trail: Sturtevant Falls
Difficulty:
Easy/Intermediate
Distance (Round-Trip): Approximately 4 miles
Elevation Gain: Approximately 500 feet

The trail begins on a paved path that takes you downhill.  At the end, you’ll see a bridge and a fork in the road.  Be sure to follow the arrows that point you towards Sturtevant.  Finally, you’ll hit the dirt road.  You’ll quickly notice many old, rustic cabins that lie within the tall, shady trees and inspirational signs carved in wood reminding you to respect the land!  They all make for an awesome, scenic hike!

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Cabin in the woods? // Photo: Charlene Yumul

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Photo: Charlene Yumul

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Photo: Charlene Yumul

Be sure to pack a lunch and reward yourself after the hike by eating along side the 50-foot waterfall!  There are plenty of rocks and trees where you can hang out, take a breather, and enjoy the fall’s view!

Until next time, folks!

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Sturtevant Falls cascading into a shallow pool // Photo: Nobody Hikes in LA

Chantry Flat
Santa Anita Canyon Rd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91025

Parking: $5/day or $30/year (required for the lot AND along the road)
Entrance: Approximately 5 miles from freeway exit (2 miles north to foot of mountain, 3 miles up mountain)
Hours: 6am-8pm // Open daily, year-round

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