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Los Angeles Hike Details

  Placerita Canyon  
Trail - Placerita Canyon
10:33 am

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Area Los Angeles
Address 19152 Placerita Canyon Rd, Newhall, CA, 91321
Elevation n/a
Change 217.00 m ( 700 ft )
Distance 8.05 km ( 5.00 miles )
Difficulty Moderate
Special instructions   This is a new trail for the Geeks. It should be an adventure.

From the south.
Take the 5 freeway north to Hwy 14.
North on Hwy 14 to Placerita Canyon Rd.
Turn right (east) and drive 1.5 miles to the park entrance.
Park in the large lot near the nature center.

The Good  
-- Free parking
-- This park is dog friendly.
-- Restrooms at the nature center (close at 5PM)
-- Seasonal waterfall

The Bad  
-- You may get fined if in the park after Sunset.
-- Watch out for horses!
-- The Poison Oak grows thick certain times of year.

Where  Newhall, CA

There are many trail combinations to choose from at Placerita Canyon. We can go high, or we can stay low. And possibly, depending on recent rain fall, we can even get wet.

This day we will likely head east on Canyon Trail, the oak and sycamore shaded path roughly following the stream bed. After 1.8 miles, we'll hang a right at the Waterfall Trail. The next 3/4mile takes us through a steep walled box canyon with a few stream crossings, before coming to before a seasonal waterfall. After admiring the water (or lack there of) we'll hike out the way we came in.

Although this is a great hike anytime, it is especially pretty in the spring after rain when the hills are green and the waterfall is flowing.
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Hike Dates
Past hikes
Sep 5th, 2010        

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