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Gabby didn’t make it all the way

hiking
7 days ago

Good trail with some nice canyon splitting. There are numerous tar pits at the beginning of the trail. There is quite a bit of wildlife as well. Very moderate hike with only a small section with some grade to it

Trail was not easy to follow. Went close to sunset hours and took nice pics.

I absolutely love this hike! I saw a lot of wildlife, and there is actually an active creek alongside the trail! In a tiny pond near the beginning (starting from the south end of the trail), there are some goldfish in there - I'm pretty sure someone put them there. Aside from that, I saw a coyote, 2 frogs, a raccoon, and an owl, along with the usual rabbits and bats. This hike is absolutely breathtaking, like a little forest in your own backyard :)

Just did this one for the first time this morning, and I have to say it is by far one of the most intriguing hikes I've done. My friend and I started from the east end and worked up and down to the west end, where we found a BUNCH of tar pits!! I could even smell a hot spring somewhere, but I could not find it. After the tar pits is a very small interesting canyon with beautiful rock formations. I was very fascinated by them because some of them have a white substance all over them - I wonder if it's calcium or salt - and the striations are vertical as opposed to horizontal. There are also lots and lots of holes in the rocks which makes me believe at one point these rocks were submerged in water. All in all, it is not only a very beautiful hike, but a very educational one. I recommend it to everyone, even beginner hikers because even though it is a very challenging hike, the sights are well worth it!

Easy, gradual, mostly flat hike. Lots of shade. River/stream was bone dry. (August). Took my dog and could only make it up the first two dry waterfall areas near the end of the trail. Would have liked to have ventured further if I did not have my dog and a hiking companion. I concur on previous posts about insect repellent. This was a midweek hike so we only came across two other (couples) hikers on our way back. Saw a couple mule deer and lots of lizards that my dog loved chasing into the brush. Best as an early morning, early evening hike when temperatures are 80 and above. Bring plenty of water for your dog on this and every hike. I have a clip on mini, collapsible bowl he carries hooked to his harness. Remember if we are warm and heated...they are wearing a fur coat. Lots of shade here to cool them down.

I went hiking alone on this trail yesterday evening for my first time. It was not challenging in incline, but in awareness of surroundings. There is something very inexplicably ominous about this trail to me. I would definitely go again, but not alone during dusk and without insect repellant.

I went on this trail on 8/18/18 for my first time alone for some me time and meditation. This trail does NOT disappoint. It's a real butt buster, and the most exciting part to me was how close to the edge some parts were! I can't wait to go back to this trail!

No shade and we did see a rattlesnake but overall great hike! We went around 7:30 am on a Saturday and were the only ones there. Will definitely be back.

Beautiful hiking trails, good for family and pets.

Trails are pretty washed out. Ascending the point was really sketchy with kids. The trail as shown didn’t work for us. We ended up cutting over to Mayan drive. Broken glass, trash and graffiti is everywhere around the point. Everyone got a good workout at least.

I love this trail, especially after a wet winter when the creek and waterfall are really flowing. I've also seen quite a bit of deer on this trail.

Great loop close to home, G.Hills. Good workout with ups and downs. Several changes of scenery. Make loop a figure 8 by crossing loop on Creek Trail twice and can get in 5.5 miles. Beautiful summer Sunday morn 9-11 am and saw only 6 people!

nature trips
2 months ago

Dog owners don't pickup after their dogs. There is homeless encampment within the park. Coyotes occasionally seen roaming the area.

I remember I went there few years ago by spot at this area. It was nice and pretty long trails 

Loved this trail but I guess I didn’t make it to the end so next time I’ll come back with hubby so we both finish it love it will be coming back ❤️

on Porter Ranch Trails

hiking
3 months ago

A quick hike and good for families and kids. Even kids around 3 or 4 can also walk most of it. Has some shade along the way. Try and avoid windy and hot days. Most of the time hikers leave they dogs off the leash so watch for it when going with young kids.

nice trail. easy walk.. will come back next time for a run.

Short hike, nice view, but mostly for rock climbers. Won’t go again.

Hiked this trail yesterday. It was beautiful. Still lots and lots of wildflowers. Did it alone with my dog It was a weekday and it felt pretty secluded at times. There was one spot that my dog had to walk through tar. There were some pavers spread out across it . But, he couldn’t really manage them. Somehow the tar even got in his water bowl! Then he didn’t want to drink from it. That was the only negative. There are bathrooms and trash cans at the bottom which is awesome. Didn’t have to take waste bags home with us for a change. Felt pretty safe. Beautiful and a good workout.

Great hike to the top, many different ways to get there and back down and you can get lost. Rock formations are great and you will encounter so rock climbing. But lots of graffiti and beer cans..

Great for dogs

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for kids

hiking
4 months ago

First time hiking or doing anything physical in a really long time. Entered the trail at Larwin close to Chatsworth Park South. Followed the paved path till it ended and continued on the unpaved trail beyond it ... I wandered on a different trail by accident and found myself in a much rougher and steeper hike.... turned right instead of left after coming to a fork beyond the end of the paved path... There was still a trail but it was significantly tougher toward the top close to Lilac... Was worth it though and was proud of myself when I finally got to the sign. Now that I know where I turned wrong the next time should be much smoother! And btw... It’s still spring so watch that poison oak!

Fair with nice shade.

I love the rivers ! Beautiful scenery too I was really impressed with this trail with the easy access and location yet I felt like I was away in a forrest somewhere else.

If you take the longer loop, it’s close to 6miles with significant elevation change making it a moderate trail. Very clean and well kept, not busy. Fantastic views at the top. Some really lovely flowers this time of year and an interesting bubbling patch of oil along with various tarry spots along the way. Overall very interesting and enjoyable.

hiking
4 months ago

Love this trail!

hiking
4 months ago

One of the best trail for hiking for beginners, really awesome view and so quiet for meditation lovers or relaxation

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