Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon is named for former State Senator Ed Davis, who championed the preservation of Towsley Canyon. The park offers visitors a peaceful haven just west of the I-5 between the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. Trails for walking, hiking, and mountain biking lead visitors through an astonishing variety of habitat types. Notable park features include Towsley Creek, and spectacular water-worn rock formations in Towsley Gorge, as wells as scenic trail viewpoints and oak woodland. Towsley Lodge is a beautiful Spanish-style ranch house that sits atop a large green knoll surrounded by cottonwoods. The lodge is available for private day or overnight group rental. It provides a wonderful staging area for all types of events from corporate meetings to weddings to overnight slumber parties. There are two large living rooms with comfortable furnishings and wood-burning fireplaces, and a fully equipped kitchen. Upstairs, three bedrooms provide overnight accommodations for up to 18 guests. A large backyard area includes an outdoor patio with a fire pit and an azure swimming pool.

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail. Gorgeous mountain views, quite a climb. I prefer to go straight back on the dirt road all the way to the closed road rope off where you can continue on the right (tends to be the backward way). This way, uphill is a bunch of switchbacks and a steeper decline.

Great hike. Really gets your legs working. Only thing is the smell of sewage towards the back of the loop. Not the worst thing in the world, but it gets you.

1 month ago

Always a good challenge. I start the trail from the left just after the parking lot. There is a really steep part that is slippery so it's better to go up it then down it. I also love the view coming down the switch backs. Kinda looks like your heading into a box canyon and is spectacular. It is definitely a better hike this time of the year....no boiling sun and no snakes. I did see a deer today which was cool. She just looked at me and kept munching away at the brush.