Chantry Flat Recreation Area, in Big Santa Anita Canyon, near Arcadia, California and Sierra Madre, California, in the Angeles National Forest is one of our favorite spots to hike. It’s simply gorgeous. A crossroads to some of the most beautiful trails in Southern California. And every good hike, of course, should end with good food. Historic Adams’ Pack Station offers excellent rugged food in a beautiful mountain setting, the perfect spot to enjoy a post-hike weekend afternoon.
On the third Saturday of the month (except during winter), heaven comes to Chantry Flat in the form of Eric’s chuck wagon style pulled pork. Hop on over to our food blog to read the full review of Eric’s pulled pork, as well as offering from the Pack Station grill. And plan your next hike there — like we just did this past Saturday — to end in time to grab lunch or dinner (and a cold beer!) at Adam’s Pack Station afterwards.
Sadly, Sturtevant Falls is barely a trickle right now after a couple of very dry years, and the creeks are so low that the log and rock-hopping crossings are not even necessary. But the area is still beautiful as ever and the shady lower winter creek area provides excellent scenic covering even during the hot summer months.