Vazquez Rocks Trail

MODERATE 69 reviews
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Vazquez Rocks Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Clarita, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles 522 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

rock climbing

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

4 days ago

Cool

4 days ago

nice trail

hiking
10 days ago

Great views and just a pleasure to hike.

rock climbing
14 days ago

My husband and i went here in October and the weather was perfect. The climbing is relatively easy but there are some optional more difficult parts that i let my husband try first to see if i was able to do it. Overall there are alot of easily accessible high up point to climb to that still give you the satisfaction of climbing. Very fun and i definitely enjoyed the geography trail by the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Great easy hike around the park and lots of fun rock formations to mess around on. For those looking for a longer and harder hike, fallow the PCT trail south through the tunnel of darkness were it continues on through some serious mountains. just be careful not to go to far, PCT never ends!

trail running
2 months ago

Great place for a jog with a few uphills. Trail is 3.6 miles. When I walk the trail it takes about an hour and 10 minutes. Jogging the trail takes me under 40 minutes. Hopes this helps.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful rock formation. Easy hike.

3 months ago

This trail will be closed for quite some time due to the recent fire. He concern is falling boulders

hiking
4 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

I parked at the Interpretive Center and followed the PCT along the Geology trail. Beyond the far picnic area, the trail follow a ridge road with great views back towards the Famous Rocks. At the end of the ridge road, the trail dives in and out of a canyon following the Horse/Foot trail; this is the most difficult part of the trail. I chose to back track along the ridge road and took an easier trail back towards the Famous Rocks. That trail goes behind the Famous Rocks and eventually connects with the history trail back to the Interpretive Center. About a 3 mile easy loop.

6 months ago

I loved it. Great place for the kids to explore, the last rock we climbed was a challenge. But it's doable and fun.

nature trips
6 months ago

fun place to go to for a day out with kids and family for rock climbing and picnics

hiking
6 months ago

Cool~~~

hiking
7 months ago

Enjoyable easy hike. If you want to rock climb there are tons there. Did the 5 mile lot...trail is washed out in some areas but wasn't too difficult to pick it back up

hiking
7 months ago

I took the PCT route. Great day hike to the tunnel and back.

hiking
8 months ago

This is a very easy to get to and beautiful short trail . It's actually a tiny segment of the Pacific Crest Trail so if you did want to go further than it says it is on here you can . Even though it's not that long of a segment there is lots to see. FYI the start of this trail is at the very beginning of the entrance to the area where the road is. You can also reach it by going left from the visitor center and parking in one of the dirt parking lots. It's also free to park. It is not remote and there will be people and you can even see the 24 HwY in the distance but even so it wasn't too many people and it definitely still feels like you're in impressive natural surroundings.

The visitor center is also really nice with a large interesting exhibit area. There is a couple different cross sections of mini nature walk trails that converge where the Pacific Crest Trail goes through and behind the center.

Lots of huge crows and cute lizards. Very easy hike. There are also a lot of picnic area spread out, many of which have shade from trees or rocks.