Chantry Flats/Mt. Wilson/Rim trail

Date Trail Head Start Time Distance
May 7 6:00 16

Event Instructions

NO MARKED TRAIL but Bob will be there to form a group and run together from there.

Course Details


Start & Finish



Course Type:


Scheduled Runs Subject to Change

On rare occasions, road closures, fires, torrential rain or other natural disasters force us to change the run location. Please check the club web site on Saturday night for the most up-to-date schedule information.

New Runners

Please get to the trail head at least 15 minutes earlier if you are new to the club and/or have not run the trail before.

Course Description

One of the best runs in the San Gabriels. Passes through chaparral-coated slopes with expansive canyon views, lush conifer forest and streamside woodland, sampling the grandeur of the Big Santa Anita watershed. We will climb from Chantry Flats up Winter Creek with 360' views to Mt. Wilson, then take the Rim trail and the Gabrielino trail and down Sturtevant Trail to finish our loop back at Chantry.

DRIVE TO THE BOTTOM OF HILL, "Santa Anita Ave/Arno Drive" by 6:00 AM.  Google map link here.

(From there it's another 15-20min. drive to the parking area)
We meet to carpool at the bottom of this hill at the last residential street on your right before the yellow gate to Chantry Flats rd --the intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Arno Drive.

From there we will carpool to the top at Chantry Flat. Parking is limited at the very busy Chantry Flats parking area and an "Adventure Pass" for the "Angeles Forest" is needed to park at Chantry Flats!
If you are driving straight to the trail head, then we will meet you there by 6:30am.

Adventure Day passes are available at the following sites.
Or online.