Mt. Wilson: Gabrieleno Trail, Upper Falls, Sturtevant, Upper Winter Creek Loop

Trailhead: Chantry Flat

View at TrailheadTwinPeaks2_001

Trail: Mt. Wilson: Gabrieleno Trail, Upper Falls, Sturtevant, Upper Winter Creek Loop.

Stats: 13.9 miles, 4110′ gain and loss as described below.

Last Hiked: 3-24-13

Trail Segments: From the Trailhead (T1 on Map) at Chantry Flat take the Gabrieleno Trail down to the bridge at the junction with Lower Winter Creek. Veer right and stay on the Gabrieleno Trail to Fern Lodge Junction. At Fern Lodge Junction, take the Upper Falls Trail to Falling Sign Junction and then take the Gabrieleno Trail past Spruce Grove Campground to the Junction with the Sturtevant Trail. Take the Sturtevant Trail past the JCT for the Mt. Zion Trail and continue on the Sturtevant Trail to Mt. Wilson. At Mt. Wilson, follow the paved road to the Cosmic Cafe parking lot west (or past the cafe from this direction) and go to the Mt. Wilson Trailhead at the southwest end of the parking lot. Take the Mt. Wilson Trail down to the Mt. Wilson Toll Road. Follow the Toll Road down the junction with the Lower Mt. Wilson Trail. Take the Lower Mt. Wilson Trail down to Manzanita Ride and Follow the Upper Winter Creek Trail down to Upper Winter Creek Junction. At the junction turn right (south) and follow the lower portion of the Upper Winter Creek Trail down to the paved road. At the paved road, turn left and follow the road down to Chantry Flat.

Trail Photos: Under Construction

Peaks: Mt. Wilson

Points of Interest: Orchard Picnic Area, Spruce Grove Campground, Mt. Wilson Lookout, Larry Cotter Memorial Water Fountain at Mt. Wilson.

Gabrieleno Trail above Sturtevant Falls. (click to enlarge).

Gabrieleno Trail above Sturtevant Falls. (click to enlarge).


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