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Hike Placerita Canyon Trail to Walker Ranch


Canyon Trail in the Spring, Santa Clarita Canyon Trail in the Spring, Santa Clarita
©Dianne Erskine-Hellrige

Length: 2.5 miles, 5 miles round trip

Difficulty: Easy, with small gain

Description: Partially shaded, follows a meandering creek with tall granite canyon walls. Habitat is riparian, Oak Woodland and Chaparral. This is a beautiful hike year round, and perfect for families and picnics. The surrounding area is home to Spotted Owls, hawks, Deer, Mountain Lion, Grey Fox, Grey Squirrels, numerous birds, lizards and snakes. You will also be lucky enough to see a "white oil" seep bubbling out of the ground. The Canyon Trail can also be taken to the Waterfall Trail, The Walker Ranch Trailhead, the Los Pinetos Trail, and from the Los Pinetos trail to various other trails for longer hikes.

For a map of the trail, click here.

How to Get to the Trailhead: Exit Hwy 14 at Placerita Cyn Rd. If you're coming from the south, turn right. If you're coming from the north, turn left on Placerita Canyon Road. Turn right into Placerita Canyon Natural Area (marked by a wooden sign). Park. Trailhead is to the right of the building.

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Updated January 27, 2017
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