Fish Canyon Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Castaic, CA that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Fish Canyon Trail generally follows the bottom of the canyon from the old Cienaga car camp at the south end to Atmore Meadows at the north end. It is 4 miles from the closed end of Templin Highway to the southern trailhead.
This is one of the lost hikes of the Los Padres, the Trail head is a little hard to find. It can be found just past the old abandoned campground. Its a short two miles to the narrows which is spectacular. About quarter mile beyond that you will find running water. Fall colors were beautiful. Definitely worth the hike. The total distance you will travel from the closed road gate is about 8.5 miles round trip for this hike. I would rate as a moderate hike, terrain is easy to navigate.
Nice wide fire road with very little elevation gain. We did an out and back hike starting from the North end near the LA Department of water and power entrance. This would make a great Mtn bike ride.
Also added this trail to trailheadfinder.com, a much better user friendly site. You can get the gps track there without a paid membership.