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9 days ago

on Elsmere Canyon Trail

13 days ago

Too much noises from high way.

20 days ago

Always a good challenge. I start the trail from the left just after the parking lot. There is a really steep part that is slippery so it's better to go up it then down it. I also love the view coming down the switch backs. Kinda looks like your heading into a box canyon and is spectacular. It is definitely a better hike this time of the year....no boiling sun and no snakes. I did see a deer today which was cool. She just looked at me and kept munching away at the brush.

This is a great trail without the crowds. I took East Canyon to the top where it merges with the Weldon Canyon trail. 2.7 miles. Go .4 miles further to where the trail is fenced off. Here there is a sign for the Mission Point Trail. It's another 1.5 miles to Mission Point, on mostly level terrain. It adds 3 miles RT, but it's an easy 3 miles. I highly recommend taking this all the way to Mission Point, as it's more challenging the hiking up from O Melvany park, and the views are incredible.

1 month ago

Overall a pretty nice hike. I went to the right uphill first. Some things to note:
-coming down is about 1.5 miles of pretty steep downhill. People with bad knees can relate.
-Parts of the trial are pretty narrow. Cliff on one side.
-Parts are on a slant so you're not walking/running on level ground.
Great views and some nice wooded areas with a little stream of water. Parking lots were really full but didn't encounter too many ppl on the trail.

if you want a nice walk that has a good easy trail with lots of tree cover this is perfect. short and sweet. my new favorite after work trail.

I would rate this hardish. we did it clockwise. the back side was a bit more challenging due to erosion. love all the old oil well relics.

This is a nice trail. love the bubbling crude oil right out of the ground. clockwise is the hardest for sure. only down side is this place has lots of visitors and at the start of the trail lots of dog crap on the trail.

1 month ago

Trail is closed due to the Sand Fire.

It was a nice simple hike. There were lots of signs of animal life present. It was not crowded with people.

I thought it was just nice. The markers to tell you which trail you were taking were not very clear. So for a newbie like myself I found myself guessing and hoping I was on the right trail.

The description of this hike doesn't tell the whole story. I clocked the mileage to the bench at 1.4 miles. it is a steady ascent up to this point. 25-30 minutes to get to the bench going at a steady pace. The view from the bench is well worth the effort. you can see down into the Sunshine Canyon Landfill looking east, and beyond to the San Fernando Valley, and San Gabriel Mountains. Looking South, you see the crest of the range, and the many radio towers that dot the summits. To the West you get a good view of the many deep canyons, and the Towsley Canyon area. To the North you get an unobstructed view of the entire Santa Clarita Valley.

You can extend this hike, as I did by continuing to follow the dirt road along the ridge top that winds around in an arc until you reach a fenced off area that is on private property. There is a marked trail at the fence that will take you to Mission Point, and down to the Trailhead at O Melvany park. 3.35 miles to this point.

This is also a great trail if you are a Mountain Biker. The road is in good shape, and has kind of a roller coaster feel.

1 month ago

This trail is actually closed.