Foothill Flyers Mountain Trail Runs
Cherry Canyon Trails

Last update June 6, 2021

Cherry Canyon trail detail mapThe main entrance to the Cherry Canyon trails is about 50 yards west of the entrance to the Descanso Gardens parking lot off of Descanso Dr. Other trail heads are a single track up off of Stancrest Dr. on the east side of the 2 freeway, at the end of Forest Hill Dr, the top end of Hampstead Rd, and where Hampstead Rd crosses the Flint Canyon Trail. Google Map.

Maria said:
We have found some hidden gems called the Flint and Cherry Canyon trails. An amazing network of wide fire roads and single track that traverse up and down the mountains in La Canada - Flintridge. Starting at the end of Altadena Dr., we headed south to Devils gate dam on the Arroyo Seco Trail and then crossed over the dam to a wooden bridge. You will have to look sharp for a rock that marks the trailhead called Flint Canyon trails. You will go under the freeways and enter into another world. We stayed on the Flint Canyon Trial until we finally arrived at Cherry Canyon. Total distance from the start was 4 miles. We explored several trails and did find our way down to the Descanso Gardens gate. The rest stop was nice but then we had a very steep climb from there back up to the main trails. I can't wait to go exploring more of this canyon that is full of great running trails.

sign
One of many signs in the Cherry Canyon complex of trails.

trail view
View back down the trail to the north.

Ultimate Destination trail sign
Trail sign to the Ultimate Destination. Take your pick or go up one way and come back the other.

Bridge
    Entry into Descanso Gardens through this gate is $8, so you might want to consider natures restroom.

trail to the top
    One of the hills with criss crossing single track trails.

bench at the top
    Once on top you can rest at the bench and check out the view.


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