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    Mount Zion Loop Trail

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    4.5-6.5h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    15.0 km
    Elevation
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    713 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Hiking the Mount Zion loop Trail is a wonderful experience in the Angeles National Forest of Southern California that offers amazing views of the surrounding canyon. While out on the trail, you will work your way through the rugged terrain of the Big Santa Anita Canyon, stopping off at several sites to take in the beautiful views of cascading waterfalls. Make sure to have your adventure pass visible in your vehicle before setting out on your hike.

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    Route Description for Mount Zion Loop Trail

    For those adventurers who want to push themselves on a lengthy and rugged hike, but still want to stop and take in the natural beauty of their surroundings, the Mount Zion Loop Trail is a fantastic option in Southern California to explore.

    Setting out from the parking lot at Chantry Flats, you will head to the northeast along a forest service road that runs parallel to the Santa Anita Wash. Here, you will pass by several stunning waterfalls, including the beautiful Sturtevant Falls.

    Eventually, the trail will climb uphill through the forest to the northwest, before turning back to the southeast to climb Mount Zion along the Mount Zion Trail. After working through the mountainous terrain, you will eventually descend into the Chantry Flats parking lot where you began your journey.

    Getting to the Mount Zion Loop Trail Trailhead

    The starting point for the Mount Zion Loop Trail can be found at the Chantry Flats parking lot along Santa Anita Canyon Avenue.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Hoegee’s Camp, Spruce Grove Campground

    • When to do

      May-October

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Circuit

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