Los Angeles: Winter Creek Loop, Angeles NF

Enjoy a gurgling creek, the staccato of canyon wrens, and ridgetop vistas on this 4.2-mile jaunt just minutes from downtown Pasadena.
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Enjoy a gurgling creek, the staccato of canyon wrens, and ridgetop vistas on this 4.2-mile jaunt just minutes from downtown Pasadena.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 6.8

Waypoints

WCL001

Location: 34.1955070495606, -118.022430419922

Begin hike @ white gate

WCL002

Location: 34.2005233764648, -118.01969909668

Cross braided creek; go straight @ 4-way

WCL003

Location: 34.2019538879394, -118.02222442627

Cascades form perfect spot for a relaxing swim. A shady canopy of alder, oak, and willow blocks the sun during the 900-ft. climb

WCL004

Location: 34.2073669433594, -118.032814025879

Picnic spots along Winter Creek; Optional: Basecamp @ Hoegess Campground and hike up Mt. Zion (3,575 ft.)

WCL005

Location: 34.2087135314941, -118.034484863281

Bear L @ Y-junction

WCL006

Location: 34.2077980041504, -118.035079956055

L @ Y-junction; catch quick peeks of the canyons below through the trees as the trail descends

WCL007

Location: 34.1953277587891, -118.025268554688

L @ Y-junction with paved fire road; continue to Chantry Flat

WCL008

Location: 34.1949920654297, -118.024703979492

L @ Y-junction onto trail; immediately cross FR again into picnic area and return to car