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Great trail with a pretty "Moderate" level climb towards the end (just before it intersects Rattlesnake Trail). Beautiful views at the top! The rules need to be enforced a little tighter because even though no dogs are allowed, you have to watch your step because there's DOG POOP everywhere! Other than that, very nice!

Great hike for those looking to get into shape or simply get their feet wet in the world of hiking. The trail hits you immediately with an uphill climb but one you finish that the rest of the hills on the trail become child's play. There aren't many shade spots so a visor and sun protection is recommended for those with sensitive skin going in the day. Trail opens at 9 and parking gets filled really fast. I usually park uphill a little past the trail entrance and walk down there's no permit required.

Great weather for a hike. So happy that we decided to take this hike. very challenging considering that I'm not an avid hiker. Overall, great experience.

This trail definitely didn’t disappoint

We never got to try the trail because of the parking. When we got to the "parking lot," there were "No Stopping Anytime" signs. We then drove around and found that all of the street parking was only available to the residents only with a permit. We came across a resident telling a group of hikers that if they left their car in front of his house, they'd get a ticket. We asked him where we could legally park to use the trail and he pointed to a small area where there were three (3) cars parked and they'd used up ALL the legal parking spots. It seems the only way to use this trail is to walk there from an elementary school parking lot a few blocks away but I'm not sure if that's allowed. Plus, we were trying to avoid walking on the concrete around our own neighborhood: that's why we went there! Needless to say, we felt unwelcomed to use the trail by, not only the lack of parking, but also the resident who informed us that the "parking lot" was closed because of "too many break-ins." I don't think hikers are welcome by the area residents.

A lot of it is on the streets, but it’s serene and has a great view up top.

Hello I am Stephanie .

This was my very first time at this trail location . 1. I love how they said this was an easy trail , ha no way this should at least moderate because those zig-zags hills in the sycamore switchback trail were a wonderful terror ! I enjoyed it I was dripping sweat!
2. In the dark canyon trail I ran into four deer , it was so majestic and and magical that i will never forget this experience . Definetly a trail worth checking out .
P.S You can drive or take the bus to that location from where I live so that was fun

I really enjoyed this hike! I went 2 weeks ago with my cousins and they all really liked it considering it was their first time hiking. The first half is mostly surrounded by trees and there are a few steep areas but nothing too bad. Once you cross the little creek there is no shade because the rest of the hike goes uphill in a zig zag. It's tiring but it's a great workout!

Great Hike!

hiking
1 month ago

had to park about 3/4 mile down the street, which wasn't too bad, as most of the other reviews have said. Decent trail, fire road size. When we got to the top, there were a few different ways we could go, so options are good but we didn't have time to explore further. More like an out and back for us this time but we would like to go back and try another trail. our hike was 4.75miles, 800 ft elevation (did the short hill at the top twice) in about 1:30 minutes

pretty decent hike, my 5 and 7 year old were able to keep up at a decent pace (for them). I liked the switchbacks and elevation was quick but didn't seem tough. It was a clear day so the views were gorgeous. I would go back to this one again.

Nice hike on an overcast morning like today. A few steep hills which I loved. Met some nice people on the Coyote trail. Watch out for the dog poop.

walking
1 month ago

Great trail to start with, will loop but easy to miss the right turn after the water tower. Biggest downfall is the parking, there is none and city ticket you which is Unfortunate since all we are doing is enjoying our very own city.

Great Little Hike with hillside walls. Plenty of Cactus plants, Trees, wild flower and a stream along the whole way. There is shade here and there.Open 9am-5 or 6 Pm. Good for kids

Considering I live 10min away from here..I'm always running Azusa canyon for trail running. I decided to hit this trail after work and it turned out to be a good run. They close at 6pm so I didn't get much of the hill. I went up Ahwigna, left on "Coyote" trail (fairly steep) back down Ahwigna. 3.1miles 33min. I will be back SOON!

trail running
1 month ago

quick lil workout. I wish it had less people though

https://youtu.be/ffQfFQ2yYkY
nice trail. good views. poor parking.

Great spot in the city to get away from the city and get your workout in... do it a couple times; once counter-clockwise and once clockwise...

good workout in the city, gets crowded though and too much dog poop

hiking
2 months ago

Mostly uphill, and not a loop. Actually an out and back. Took me about two hours to do because I took my pup, he’s a little out of shape, so we stopped a few times so he could catch a breather. Most of the hike is uphill and was plenty cool because of the wind. For parking, go ahead and park in the residential neighborhood. There’s signs that say you’ll be ticketed but like I said, we were there for a little over two hours and nothing.

Park at Hoover Elementary: Alta and Broadway. All over street parking is permit only.

Good hike, lots of fun! Saw a few deer.

Good starter trial..

hiking
3 months ago

I loved it!!! Took my 3 month old German shepherd and tired him out too!!! Definitely one of my favorite trails, make sure to bring water and comfy shoes(I accidentally grabbed my workout shoes-not hiking shoes!!) overall, it was an intense workout, but great for beginners!

hiking
3 months ago

I really got my workout on this hike!!

trail running
3 months ago

My first time at Turnbull Canyon was intense!! I super enjoyed the inclineSSSS. There were many of them. I really loved that there were different ways to go, though it’s easy to get lost. My girlfriend and I came down a different route, ended up at a parking lot we didn’t enter through, and walked about 3/4 mike to get back to her car.

If you’re not parking at the little parking lot (near Orange and Greenleaf), you can park by the elementary school near Alta and Broadway and walk to Beverly, which takes you to the trailhead. Not a bad walk.

All in all, I enjoyed the run, sweated a lot, and would recommend to anyone for walking and hiking as well.

No where to park!!! Not cool

Very Nice and for a beginner i loved it. I would highly recommend !

Fiancé and I did this hike yesterday. Quick, easy hike. Got it done in 45 with a couple stops of water for the pup. Will definitely do again. Designated parking lot and beautiful hills.

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