Description: This trip begins at Chantry parking head and you’d better be there by 7 am in order to ascend under the sanctuary of the morning sun and return by dinner.
From the intersection at Winter Creek and Santa Anita Canyon, take the Gabrielino Trail to the trail intersection after the cabins, a sign will show the Gabrielino breaking off left and heading up, take it and do not go directly to Sturtevant Falls. Instead this upper trail will lead you above and behind Sturtevant Falls and continues to Spruce Camp along the Gambrielino Trail, one of the oldest trails in the San Gabriels. The Sturtevant Trail to Mt. Wilson Observatory will be marked with a sign.
To return as a loop trail take an unamed trail at SE Corner of parking lot to Mt. Wilson Toll Road to Manzanita Trail to Upper Winter Creek Trail to return to the parking head at Chantry Flats.