Please check the calendar for cabin availability. Reservations can be made up to one year in advance. Photo taken near Fern Lodge, just downstream from Sturtevant Falls. What the Camp provides for you: The cabins include covered mattresses, sheets, blankets, pillows, and propane wall heaters. We didn’t have cell service the entire hike. Camp Activities. Lodging consists of four roomy guest cabins, each sleeping eight, the cozy Honeymoon Cottage, and the homelike, self-contained Retreat Cabin. Read the full review, see pictures and get directions. This secluded cabin is located approximately 2 miles from the Chantry Flat trailhead, just below Hoegee’s Campground. Sturtevant Falls is a 50ft moss-and-algae-accented waterfall within Big Santa Anita Canyon featuring cabins, creek crossings, and hard-to-find parking. Sturtevant Lodge Show sub menu. The Cabins Show sub menu. The Big Santa Anita Creek flows year-round through the canyon. Photo taken from Mt. When the cabin building program began, “recreational resident cabins” (U.S. Forest Service language) numbered over 220 + in the Big Santa Anita and Winter Creek canyons. Saturday arrival is a different story. Charming detached guest house nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in a peaceful Monrovia neighborhood. www.sturtevantcamp.com/fire. Living in a city leaves one feeling winded. It is across the creek from the trail, not far from the confluence of the East Fork with Big Santa Anita creek. Camp Kitchen. You will need to display an Adventure Pass on your car for each day you are gone. At 1.4 miles, amidst a beautiful oak woodland, you come to a 4 way junction of trails. Retreat Cabin . ** If you book the main area to capacity it is only $40 per person! Now while it does have a steep decline during the first half-mile, which turns into a steep incline for the last half mile when you are hiking back, the trail is only around 3.6 miles round trip and is suitable for most people to do with ease. Sturtevant Falls Trail [CLOSED] is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Photo was taken near Chantry Flat and is looking north up toward Sturtevant Falls. Although there are electric lights in the evening, the Camp is otherwise unwired with electricity by a generator. ** If you book a guest cabin to capacity it is only $40 per person! This trail slices across a sheer wall above the falls and continues through miniature cascades and pools. - 4 miles with paved road at the beginning of the trail and down hills. To get to Sturtevant Falls, walk up the trail head from Chantry Flats parking area and then descend a paved service road into Big Santa Anita Canyon. 1 bath. Policy Statement. … There are dozens of bird species to spot and vistas to enjoy by hiking to Mt. At lovely Sturtevant Falls, water tumbles 50 feet down a sheer rock face into a wide pool at the hike’s terminus. Ranger Cabin. All cabins include mattresses, bedding, blankets, and pillows. Read more: The Cabins • Sturtevant Lodge • Fireplace Room • Camp Kitchen. Reservations Show sub menu. There are plenty of shade and photo ops on this trail. The camp is open to the public and rental cabins are available from 2 to 40 people. The Lodge. For those eager to stay in the area, there is lodging further up the trail, past Sturtevant Falls, at Sturtevant's Camp. Sturtevant Camp is located in the upper reaches of Big Santa Anita Canyon, in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. The guest cabins are roomy with four pair of bunk beds each; capacity of 8 per cabin. However, due to drought conditions, only about 5% still have water access. We stopped at the local mule-pack station on our way out and asked about the cabins dotted along our trail. We have several varieties of snake such as rattle, gopher, racer, and California king snakes. Passes are sold at Adams’ Pack Station Friday to Sunday for $5 (or you can purchase an annual pass for $30). The cabins are privately owned, but the Forest Service prohibits owners from renting them out. It is across the creek from the trail, not far from the confluence of the East Fork with Big Santa Anita creek. In the canyon the pavement yields to a well maintained trail that skirts alongside the main stream under a canopy of Live Oak and Alder. $270.00 for 4-6 people No motorized vehicles. Only a few have solar capabilities. Sturtevant Camp was established in 1893 and is located, ONLY via hiking trails, 4.25 miles from Chantry Flat in the Angeles National Forest. Sturtevant Falls Trail [FERMÉ] est un sentier aller-retour de 3 miles très fréquenté situé près de Sierra Madre, Californie. They are just as afraid of us as we are of them. Cabins are traditionally sold “as is”, including furniture, appliances, tools, almost everything. Alternatively, you may reserve a parking spot in the private lot managed by Adams’ Pack Station for $30 per night. Sturtevant Falls is one of the finest waterfalls in Angeles National Forest. The cabins and check dams that are scattered through the canyon make this a unique hike for Los Angeles, and because of this, it is usually busy. There are four guest cabins that sleep up to eight guests in bunk beds. The 3.3-mile hike from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls follows a pristine creek past resort era cabins. The 3.3-mile hike from Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls follows a pristine creek past resort era cabins. Come and enjoy smaller creatures such as gray squirrel, fox, racoon, and skunk. Charming detached guest house nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in a peaceful Monrovia neighborhood. The main area includes the four Group (Guest) Cabins and the Honeymoon Cottage. Sturtevant Falls was named for canyon pioneer Wilbur M. Sturtevant, who carved out a trail in the 1890s and built his Sturtevant Camp trail resort two miles up canyon from the falls. If you encounter a bear, retreat if possible. At the end of the little red arrow is the heliport at Sturtevant Camp. Charming Guest House in the foothills of Monrovia. The natural surroundings provide many sightseeing opportunities: the big spruce trees, ferns, chaparral and wildflowers. Sturtevant Falls is a lovely hike. Thank you. $1360.00 per night, regardless of the number of guests There are both mountain lions and bobcat that are occasionally seen during the day, mostly during the night. $90.00 per night. It’s filled with cabins, oak trees, rambling brooks, stone walls and picturesque cabins. For the decades of the "Great Hiking Era" (1895-1938) legions of hikers trod the famous Sturdevant Trail to enjoy the delights of Big Santa Anita Canyon. After the stream, continue up the trail for the final quarter of a mile. Roberts’ Camp, where the trail will veer towards Sturtevant Falls, was a trail resort in that period and the small cabins that you see were all built prior to WWII. The arrow tip is in the Fern Lodge area of the main canyon, where the Upper Falls Trail and Gabrielino Trail leave the canyon bottom, continuing up and past Sturtevant Falls toward Cascade Picnic Area and Spruce Grove trail camp. Final Thoughts: Sturtevant Falls. All bedding is provided for you so no need to bring a sleeping bag. Photo taken near Fern Lodge, just downstream from Sturtevant Falls. The canyon is best described by the following excerpt a the 1920’s short … Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 646 ft Route type Out & back. A hike-in mountain resort & event venue operating in Big Santa Anita Canyon of Southern California since 1893, Please read our Bobcat Fire damage report, our roadmap to recovery, and how you can help in our efforts: This is a pretty easy going hike some nice scenery some cool little cabins so about 3 half miles round trip the last half a mile coming up the hill to get back to your car is a butt kicker. There’s a lodge with a cafeteria and cabins with twin bunk beds. Sturtevant Camp is not just located in the Angeles National Forest, but it is located in true wilderness, just miles from the city. Cabin rates are from $90 – $320 per night. Le sentier longe une cascade et sa difficulté est évaluée comme modérée. Miles: 3.2 roundtrip Hours: 1.5 to 2 hours Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Intro: If you're looking for a shaded hike that feels you are hundred's of miles outside of Los Angeles, this is your hike! For those eager to stay in the area, there is lodging further up the trail, past Sturtevant Falls, at Sturtevant's Camp. Once nearly 350 cabins lined the canyon, but now only 81 remain. There is no refund for the Retreat Cabin or Honeymoon Cottage. Waiver of Liability. Camp closes Sunday at 3:00 pm. There are four guest cabins for a capacity of 32 people. Continue along the path until you meet a water crossing. Located in the Big Santa Anita Canyon and in the San Gabriels Mountains, it is a hidden gem that many locals know about. Hiking Sturtevant Falls in Santa Anita Canyon - California Through My Lens Hike to a beautiful natural waterfall only a short drive from Los Angeles. Parking is extremely difficult to find unless you arrive by 6:00 or 6:30 am. It is home to 81 rustic cabins, a working pack station, a historic mountain camp, and a waterfall. The hike to Sturtevant Falls is the busiest portion, but luckily there are many trails to explore throughout the canyon. Please be prepared to be off the grid for your stay. For your trip to this rustic location, the friendly donkeys of Adams’ Pack Station will take your personal items and food for a mere $1 per pound. Friday check in times are after 2:00 pm or call for special arrangements. Take the time to see 50-foot-high Sturtevant Falls, a worthy trip. The bathhouse and retreat cabin have hot showers and sinks, flush toilets, toilet paper and paper towels. There were a number of other trail resorts located nearby. Sturtevant Falls … There are four guest cabins that sleep up to eight guests in bunk beds. Keep in mind that the only way that supplies, equipment, food, and personal items to arrive in camp is to carry the on a person or a donkey. It is well maintained and well marked, and is open to both hikers and horses. If taking children, a 3.25 mile out and back hike to Sturtevant Falls will be a treat for all as you hike the well shaded canyon. The cabins are privately owned, but the Forest Service prohibits owners from renting them out. Amenities at the cabins vary as each cabin is unique. All bedding is provided for you so no need to bring a sleeping bag. Cabin 130. Keep in mind that the Camp is a step back in time. This page is available after you scroll through the pre-registration information pages (click place your registration or continue), then complete and submit the reservation form. The owner visit once a week, always keeping the interior clean and clearing the grounds of leaves and other debris. Cabin 66. The Honeymoon Cottage sleeps up to 2 in a double bed. Group (Guest) Cabins: Each guest cabin can sleeps up to 8 people. 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