HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING
At a Glance:
Location: Arcadia, CA
Pets Allowed: Yes, but must remain on a leash 6-foot or shorter
Fee: Adventure Pass must be displayed in the parking lot
Amenities: picnic tables; toilets, accessible sites
What to Expect
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.
Because it has so much variety, it is one of the most popular sites in the Angeles National Forest, so it is advised to as much caution when parking or navigating the trails.