Barley Flats is a 5.8 mile point-to-point trail located near Mt Wilson, CA and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from March until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Great getaway on pleasant, shady, little used trail with views The start of the trail is a set of switchbacks going up the ridgeline above the Upper Tujunga. Then it goes through a series of overgrown tunnels of scrub oaks and other tall chaparral like ceanothus, unique to this area. As you approach the highest saddle and some of best view the trails and becomes somewhat more difficult to follow. The trail steepen slightly upon nearing Barley Flats. At Barley Flats there are a lot of abandoned buildings and tall fences around the old Nike missile sight. Take a left on the main paved road and follow it downhill to Highway 2.