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Upper Winter Creek Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.3 mile 3.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 571' 174 m
Descent: -349' -107 m
High: 2,880' 878 m
Low: 2,359' 719 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Rob Klusman

A great trail with a variety of technical challenges, which are rideable depending on your skill.

Rob Klusman

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Cell coverage is VERY limited. There are call boxes in the canyon (Hoegee's and Lower Winter Creek section) that allow calls out to the Adam's Pack Stn. in an emergency. Ride within your abilities and exercise caution. Rescues from this area can be complicated and are not quick.

Description

Starting at the Chantry Flat parking area, ascend the paved San Olene fire road above the picnic area until you reach the Upper Winter Creek Trail on your right. Jump onto the singletrack here and follow the trail as it contours along the mountain side gradually climbing up the canyon before descending toward Hoegee's Camp. The trail is largely under the tree canopy at this point and becomes more technical with lots of buried rocks and other obstacles.

You'll pass a trail junction to Mt. Wilson on your left. Stay on the main trail and you'll find yourself in the canyon bottom with periodic stream crossings (may be dry). Pass the Mt. Zion Trail junction sign on your left.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Aug 11, 2018
Michael Otazu
Jun 4, 2018
Michael Zhang
Two spot tress down cross the trail, no way to jump but carry. 2.3mi

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Just go with the flow.
Sep 14, 2016 near Sierra…, CA
Santa Anita Canyon
Jul 28, 2015 near Sierra…, CA
Typical trail conditions along Upper Winter Creek Trail section.  Periodic technical sections keep things interesting.
Jul 26, 2015 near Sierra…, CA
Starting onto the singletrack off the San Olene Fireroad.
Jul 26, 2015 near Sierra…, CA
View off the trail looking north towards Mt. Wilson.  The domes from the telescopes are barely visible on the ridge if you look closely.
Jul 26, 2015 near Sierra…, CA

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