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.

We took the clockwise route which I was told is the faster route to the top, but also harder. IT WAS!!
However, overall it is a good trail with great views and its kept up. We didn't see any water in the creek bed which was depressing, but hopefully some day there will be.

Hard and fun to do. There's a lot of beauty out there, and you feel far away without having to go that far.

I'm 66 and love this trail it's never easy but always feels great when done.

1 month ago

Brought some friends here today and they love it! Except it's 100 degrees heat.

1 month ago

My first place to do my first hiking and it keeps me going!

Awesome hike, but definitely a morning hike. Bring water because shade is altogether missing on the second half of the hike. For those who like exploring, there are plenty of caves and tar pits to check out!

Love having this trail practically in my backyard... A nice little workout

Good hiking

work your booty kind of trail, if it wasn't for the close encounter with rattle snakes I would go back, just can't stand those creatures...but it is a pretty good hike. 3 review cause of rattle snakes.

The clima was good ai got there early at 7:00 am good workout

Great Hike so near to Santa Clarita. Views are good. Hike will make you sweat. The occasional rattler will keep you awake.

Great hike! Small rocky stream, a couple of rattlesnakes, some wildflowers, and seeping oil and sulfur smell in a few places make this an interesting route. I went counterclockwise and enjoyed it. Not crowded at all. I'll definitely do it again.

5 months ago

Missed the trailhead so ended going counter clockwise instead. Will have to check out a few other short trails next time. For those who bring their four legged friend, you'll want to be careful walking your dogs through the tar area. Best to pick them up to cross or leave them at home.

5 months ago

It's a Love Hate Relationship with this trail I love it because it's a great workout nice view easy to follow
And I hate it because it always kicks my Butt!
Be careful with snakes.