* Trail Guides and operations provided by the super-friendly top-notch wilderness-certified outfitters at Shoestring Adventures *
The Cabin No. 56 Gallery is a private and primitive 102 year-old cabin built sometime between 1914 and 1916 at the end of the East Fork of the Big Santa Anita Canyon in Angeles National Forest. It sits at approximately 3,300 feet and requires a 1.75 mile hike each way, in and out. You can only access the gallery on foot and guests must be in good physical shape to make the 45 to 60 minute journey each way.
You should plan on the experience taking approximately 6 to 7 hours, although you may attend at any time during gallery hours if you're willing to hike in and out without guides. The path is very straightforward and is easy to follow and detailed maps and directions are provided with your reservation.
Attire should be based on comfort for hiking and an instinctual awareness of the weather and the season.
While you can self-park near the event on the mountain road or in the Chantry Flats parking lot, you will still need an Adventure Pass -- which can be purchased for $5.00 in advance at Santa Anita Wine & Spirits (1002 N Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006) at the bottom of the mountain. This is the fastest place to get one.
If you forget to stop there, you can also buy one at the top of the mountain at the Adams Pack Station when you arrive (but allow some extra time as you may need to walk back to your vehicle to display the pass in your windshield).
Limited reserved parking spots are available at the historic Adams Pack Station, located at the trailhead. The cost is $20 and can be added to your ticket or paid in cash at the gate, if there are still spots available when you arrive. You may be asked to leave your keys until you return.
We highly encourage carpooling with other guests and taking as few vehicles as possible. Let us know if you're willing to host a ride or looking for one.