Heritage Trail

EASY 20 reviews

Heritage Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Newhall, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible from February until November.

3.1 miles 495 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
21 days ago

This trail is actually closed.

1 month ago

6 months ago

Good hike, very nice gradual increase.

hiking
8 months ago

Great views and nicely maintained trail.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

I started out on this trail but then went up Los Pinetos trail at the same park. Great hike and beautiful trail, not too difficult getting up there but it was long. I started out late and had to hurry down before sunset. I should have started earlier I realize, using this app it allowed me to see a fire break that was a short cut back but I don't recommend it. I made it back safe but it got a little treacherous coming down. It was a great adventure today.

1 year ago

I used to volunteer at placerita canyon so I would take this trail pretty regularly. It's a nice easy hike and is beautiful especially in the winter when the heat isn't crazy. Plus the nature center is really a cool space.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Trail was great until someone angered a rattlesnake

hiking
2 years ago

By far my favourite hiking trail off the 14 fwy!

hiking
3 years ago

I always enjoy hiking here. There's a nice picnic area before the trails, so I'll usually eat lunch there before I go. It's not a very long walk--maybe an hour or two tops--with no significant inclines. Concludes at a picnic spot as well. You can choose to go further but that's where I usually stop. Nice scenery, no city noises or power lines.

hiking
3 years ago

Interesting trail. I've hiked it three times in the past two years. I've ascended the wooded trail and descended the open part. Going up is pretty easy. It can be rather difficult going down. The trail is a ridge trail so it descends rather rapidly at times. It's easier descending when its muddy.

hiking
3 years ago

Dry but all in all a great hike. Plenty of shade and gotta love the nature museum.

hiking
3 years ago

This trail is nice however very crowded. Dodging bikers, runners and dogs not on a leash got old. At the ranch there was a boy scout troop shooting slingshots which ricocheted everywhere. If you are looking for privacy or the feeling of serenity this is not the place. It's great for a quick exercise. The nature center was cool.

hiking
3 years ago

The nature canter at the parking lot was very nice. There were volunteers showing off a red tailed hawk and a barn owl. There are multiple trails that spur from the nature center.

We completed the heritage trail and the ecology trail with a one year old and a three year old with no problems. We will be back to tackle the canyon and hillside trails soon.

hiking
3 years ago

Easy starter hike probly best to go in the summer waterfall Is dried up but good 2.5 miles their and back.

hiking
4 years ago

Easy hike, well marked trail. Majority of the hike is under a shade. Unfortunately, the falls was all dried up when I hiked there last week.

hiking
4 years ago

very nice hike!!

hiking
4 years ago

I love this trail and do it several times a month with my dog on a leash. Its mostly in the shade and follows a creek (dry most of the year.) Can be busy on the weekends, however, everyone I see on the trail is always friendly. From this trail you can connect to the short waterfall trail (sulphur smelling) (1 mile) or to the Los Pinetos Trail (4.5 miles)and make a day out of it. Los Pinetos is a very steep and narrow trail that you have to share with the mountain bikers.

hiking
4 years ago

Excellent kids hike! Took my 2.5 yr. old this morning. He needed help in a few steep & rocky areas once you start up the portion to the waterfalls. Nice & green..even saw ferns growing along the trail near the waterfall. Great for families looking for a fun day together. For a shorter trip if your little one can't do 5 mi.: go east on Placerita Canyon about 2 mi. past the entrance to the preserve. Park at the turn-off for Walker Ranch campground. Walk around the gate & down the hill. The waterfall hike picks up there, and makes for about 2.5 mi. out & back