As of 9/06, the pavement drive up to Chantry Flats is now open.
Do not underestimate the ascent and distance numbers of this short loop as you'll quickly be slowed by mild technical climbing and constant exposure on Upper Winter Creek Trail. On the second half a transition to Lower Winter Creek Trail drops you into Hoegee campground. More exciting descent from there, most of which parallels a gorgeous boulder-ridden creek system. The final climb back up to the Chantry Flats parking area is steep (pavement) and nearly three-quarters of a mile long. WARNING: If you're not comfortable riding with exposure (ledges) while on technical, narrow singletracks, this route may not be for you.
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3 Ways to Post
Post your activity, just type in a few details.
Post your activity from a GPX file.
Get a gpx file of your activity from Garmin Connect or from Strava. For example, upload your activity from your GPS to Strava then save as GPX to your computer. Click this Upload GPX button to then upload it to GeoLadders.
Steps to create GPX from Strava: Open the activity in Strava, click the 'Action' icon on left (wrench), select 'Download GPX' (saves to 'Downloads' on your computer). Go to www.geoladders.com, open the existing route you want to post to, select 'Post GPX to this route' (on left), then click the 'Browse' button (middle of page), find the GPX in your 'Downloads' directory. Double click, save. That's it. Your route appears on geoladders.com/posts and in your dashboard.
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Copy this GeoLadders route to your computer.
To get the downloaded gpx file from your computer onto your GARMIN device, login to Garmin Connect at connect.garmin.com. STEP 1). Select ACTIVITIES (far left menu, 5th option) STEP 2). Upper right, click IMPORT, then click BROWSE, middle of page. STEP 3). Double click the activity, then click IMPORT DATA button. STEP 4). The activity opens (in Garmin Connect), then upper right, of the 5 icons, click the GEAR icon 5. then SEND TO DEVICE (Note: you can rename the acivity before sending to your device). The activity will show in 'Courses' on your Garmin device with the default name or the name you gave it. 6. You'll need to unplug your device to view courses on your device. That's it.
05/13/12 First time riding this route. I liked a lot. This is my favorite kind of trail. Extremely beautiful scenery and somewhat technical but not impossible. Too short for me though. After this ride I rode Bonelli Grand Tour.
01/02/12 After doing Chantry Flats: Mt. Zion - Sturtevant loop we added this route. Matt, Tom and I added in the trail down to Hermit Falls as well. Fun trail, it's rideable down and up, but the exposure left little to no room for error. Non of the trails we rode earlier even came close to the exposure heading to the falls!
01/02/12 2 days into the new year and one road trip in the books already with Troy & Matt. I haven't ridden in the San Gabes in almost 20 years. Thanks for suggesting it Matt. Really enjoyed it up there. Really got to watch the exposure. More dangerous than SART in my opinion in that regard. Lots of hikers today but we were pleasantly surprised at how nice they all were. Good times guys.