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Easy and peaceful. Lots of birds and a surprising amount of lovely wildflowers being so late in the year. Easy to get to and short enough in case you don’t have lots of time.

lots of logs, boulders and streams to jump through. my soon to be 4yr old had a blast!

Love this little trail!

on Long Canyon Loop

trail running
1 month ago

This was a good hike/trail run. the greatest challenge was figuring out the loop. We saw many rabbits, birds, and a few beetles. We believe we heard a rattle snake toward the end of our loop. the start climb had a good elevation and got the heart pumping once you get through the first 12 minutes it was easy.

Nice shady short hike.

It's fun, constantly changing, has a running river, lots of trees for shade and big rocks. Pretty dusty tho.

Witnessed a violent roaring rock slide today towards the end of the trail around 10:00 am. Also, the river was dry as a bone and the only puddle of river water they had was kinda dirty

This was a pretty easy hike, the river was completely dry but still was a good walk all the way through. I would like to come back when the river is flowing... I'm sure you'll get some nice views. I took my nephew and he enjoyed it very much and my dog also loved it. Towards the end of the trail there's a nice area to swim but there are signs around that say no swimming allowed, that sucks because it is a very cool spot with a rope swing to jump from. I'm sure people still swim though since there's a lot of trash that people leave behind from hanging out in that area, which is probably part of the reason for it.

This trail is much more challenging than advertised. The majority of the trail is exposed and covered in dry brush that you have to contend with. It’s pretty heavily rutted out from mountain bikers and heavily trafficked. A couple of nice views but nothing amazing. It’s long with some intense climbs. Bring plenty of water and the right footwear. There aren’t many places to stop and rest. I didn’t enjoy it. According to my AllTrails data it was 15.5 miles. Would not do this again.

Love this shady hike!

trail running
1 month ago

Came here for the first time a few months ago and really enjoyed the walk under the bridges and was very simple. Pretty much no incline so it was perfect to do some running. Will continue to come back here!

Virtual Hike: https://youtu.be/xVm2vO9BjyQ

Decided to go on this hike last minute after dinner during the last bit of light for the day. Sunset is a perfect time for this trail during the summer, as you get to enjoy pockets of sun and shade, as well as views of sun struck mountains and clouds. I started the trail at the entrance located west of the entrance to Descanso Gardens. The trail is steep at first but then opens up to some easy inclines. Looking down into the valley below you can observe Descanso Gardens, and if you’ve ever been there, it’s a cool perspective to get above everything and see how the whole place is laid out. I caught a great sunset over the city of Montrose near Verdugo Hills Hospital. I only saw one trail runner and a couple out on the trail, so it seems relatively less traveled, but that might have been because it was later in the evening. This is an easy hike that almost anyone could accomplish.

Hope you enjoy!

Playlist for the trail:

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mountain biking
2 months ago

Short and sweet. Couple of small jumps hidden to the left of the trail head.

Easy and very nice. Rock, woods, very small rivers... A variety if elements to enjoy. The ride. Excellent for kids that will trigger their imagination.

This is a definite "share the road" experience. Equal numbers of hikers and mountain bikers. Most bikers were considerate (had bells and let us know how many were still coming) and friendly. However, there were one or two that flew around the corner and nearly mowed us down. One guy said "My bad" as he flew past us--if he had a bell, we would have heard him coming--get a bell, dude! My friend and I started at about 6:45 on a Saturday morning. We actually went counterclockwise, not on purpose, and only did about the first 4 miles, then turned around. It was a great hike and we will do it again, for sure. (Next time going clockwise, so we can actually see the stream.) There are a couple of places where the trail narrows or has a recent scree pile to navigate over, but all-in-all, a lovely hike. About 50% has cover and is cool. The steam on the side we went was a trickle and dry in many places--but it's august, so..

Great family trail, lots of shade, cool for summer time.

Nice hike with the younger kids...

Leisurely hike with not a lot of foot traffic for a weekend. There are a good amount of mountian bikers though which can get hectic. What's nice is that you can hike along a creek and easily find wildlife like tree frogs and toads.

Variety of birds as well. Lots of poison oak so be aware.

it was a nice little hike but not much water this time plenty of shade and friendly people

A little less interesting than I thought it might be. If you look carefully at the topo map (I didn't), you'll see the trail is about 20 feet above the river most of the way. Not exactly a wilderness, either, as you can't swim because of periofic discharges from the dam upriver. But, it's not too far from civilization, and you have some decent views of the canyon.

Not hard at all, nice scenery

Not the hardest trail, plenty of shade and wind. It wasn’t hot at all because of the wind and shade there was on the trail. However, when I went there was a sign that said the park was closed, but I went in anyway and no one said anything to me. No ticket, no nothing. If you’d like to see the river, the trail gets down to it further along the trail. There are also bags to clean up after your dog, but you have to carry it until you get back to the beginning because there are no trash cans along the trail.

A fun little trail with a few stream crossings that's easy to get to and easy to follow. The best part is that a majority of the trail is in the shade, perfect for a summer morning hike! Get there early because parking is quite limited and you need an adventure pass.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an exposed hike with only about 1/4 mile oak covered. Not a great hike for a sunny summer day. In the summer their are some wild flowers, but most vegetation is dried up and dead looking due to lack of rain. There are no views of the ocean from the top.
There were some moronic bike riders on the trail; flying past us doing 15-20 miles an hour.
It's called the Los Padres Trail but you are following signs for the Los Robles Trail most of the time.

small trail that goes through campground to waterfall

on Millard Canyon Falls Trail

hiking
3 months ago

This is a nice low impact hike. Very kid friendly.

Short, beautiful, oak-shaded trail to a waterfall. Rated easy, but I would not wear flip flops or take my grandmother on this hike: uneven terrain, some uphill. But if you're somewhat prepared and in shape, well worth doing.

Easy short trail.

hiking
4 months ago

We didn't do the full loop. Someone had told us where to find fossils, so we ventured onto the ridges to look. We went on 6/9/18....there were a TON of Rattlesnakes. We saw one about 6-7 feet, we also saw one that was about 1 foot, so younger. Be very careful with your kids and pets! They were directly on the main trail. One was in a hole... keep your kids hands out of holes. We did have fun on the hike, and did get to see some fossils. There is very limited shade, so keep that in mind. This seems like it would be a fun sunset hike.

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