Chantry Flat Picnic Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

Temporarily CLOSED due to the Bobcat Fire.

When not closed...

 2,000-foot elevation

Amenities: 35 picnic sites with picnic tables and BBQ grills, Potable Piped Water, Flush and Vault Toilets, Accessible Picnic sites.

Hiking: Several trails lead away from Chantry throughout Big Santa Anita Canyon. One trail leads to the northwest to Mt. Wilson via Hoegee's Trail Camp. A second trail is shorter and leads 1.5 mile to Sturtevant Falls.  

Fees: Day use - Adventure Pass/America the Beautiful Pass Required. 

Nestled high on a ridge in Big Santa Anita Canyon, Chantry Flat Picnic area offers a quick getaway to nature for those who seek it. To reach Chantry Flat Picnic area, a quick five-mile drive up Santa Anita Ave. in Arcadia, CA off Interstate 210 is all that required. The drive itself will deliver epic views of the San Gabriel Valley while passing jagged exposed before reaching the shade of Chantry Flat. After parking and displaying an Adventure Pass, visitors have an array of activities to choose from. Whether its setting up a family picnic on one of the many picnic sites tucked into the hillside or choosing to hike to nearby Sturtevant or Hermit Falls, this area has a little something for everyone.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to a road improvement project.
Operational Hours: Day use hours are 6 am to 10 pm. 
Reservations: Picnic sites are first come-first served. Reserving not allowed.
Area Amenities: Accessible, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Fees: Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. 
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Fire Restrictions are in effect. All BBQ fires must be put completely out when not attended and before you leave the area.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush and Vault Toilet
Passes: Adventure Pass/Interagency Passes Required.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Please call the LA Gateway District Office at (818) 899-1900 for current conditions and additional information.

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