Santa Anita Canyon Backpacking

Santa Anita Canyon is a deep gorge carved into the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains just east of Mt. Wilson. An ever-popular hiking destination, the canyon and surrounding areas feature a number of well-established trail camps. Distance: 17 Miles (over two days) Elevation Gained: 4,400 (approx over two days) Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous Time: …

Backpacking in Santa Anita Canyon

First Water Trail - Gabrielino Trail - Rim Trail - Sturtevant Trail - Lower Winter Creek TrailDistance: Day 1 - 5.2 Miles               Day 2 - 13.5 MilesElevation Gain: 4,100' totalDifficulty: StrenuousCritters: A thriving grey squirrel populationPros: - Easily accessible from Los Angeles- Beautiful forest set along a stream- A sense of being a world apart …