Hoegee's Loop
Last update January 2, 2018
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The Hoegee's Loop is not quite 6 Miles. On a Wednesday night club run, walkers should consider leaving at 6:00pm or 5:45pm rather than 6:15pm depending on sunset that evening, and those that have not reached the Mt. Wilson trail junction by 7:00 PM, should turn around and come back - fast walkers should do the whole loop in 1.5 - 2 hrs. Fast runners reaching Hoegee's before 7:00 PM can add the First Water Trail from Roberts Camp if desired.

The clock-wise run as shown on the map has all right turns at trail junctions. From the Upper Parking lot, go west up the paved road past the gate. Watch for the Upper Winter Creek Trail head sign on your right at a left hairpin turn about a quarter mile up. This single track trail winds in and out of canyons on the Upper Winter Creek trail for a little over 2 miles to the junction down the Lower Winter Creek trail to the Mt. Zion trail junction and Hoegee's camp. Go through Hoegee's Camp and down past cabins on the trial following the stream under a canopy of trees. There are about 10 stream crossings as you decend down the Lower Winter Creek trail, most are rock hoppable. Check out the bear cave just before reaching Roberts Camp. At Roberts, return to Chantry by crossing the bridge and on up the paved road. Click on the map if you want to print it out to take with you. If you prefer, you can do the loop counter clockwise and end with 2 miles of down hill rather than .6 of uphill.

Directions:
From the 210 exit at Santa Anita and head north towards the mountains. Chantry Flat is all the way north into the mountains on Santa Anita Ave from Arcadia. The drive is approx 3 miles up from the 210 and will take 20-30 minutes due to the winding mountain road. USFS Adventure Pass is required to park at Chantry Flat or you can pay $5 and park at the Adams Pack Station which is at the south end of the Chantry upper parking lot. If it is hot, bring a water bottle and a snack or energy food. Note, cell phones do not work in the canyons.



Robert's Camp sign near the footbridge.

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