Average hike.

The good parts:
-trail wasn’t busy, easy to find free parking
-trail is clearly defined, but it was useful to have a map bc it’s easy to make a wrong turn.
-decent view of mountains

Bad parts:
-the trail is within earshot of a heavily trafficed road, including sirens of ambulances,fire trucks, and loud motorcycles.
-nothing really unique to see

Mostly a fire road that eventually leads to singletrack. Highlight was seeing a mountain lion track on the trails.

Great flat hike. You have to tune out the traffic noise from nearby Lindero Canyon. Saw three groups of mule deer.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Really good hike in Liberty Canyon. The trail through the canyon is very tranquil and the hills are nice and green. There is a small burn area near the beginning of the hike that could result in a nice patch of wildflowers this spring. My friend spotted a set of tracks that could be mountain lion. They were the right size, the pad had the right shape, and there were no claw marks. There are photos included in the photo section. Lots of deer prints, and deer are a major food source. Finally on the way out about 100 yards from the pavement was a tree full of parrots. Wouldn't have noticed them if they hadn't been making such a ruckus.

Super easy hike very nice for biking if you are into that. even some shade spots to take breaks if you are a beginner. wide trail as well so no need to worry about snakes during the hot months.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Excellent trail, amazing vistas and varied terrain.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Still some green in the valleys on this trail. It's pretty much disappeared from the Las Virgenes Highlands and surrounding canyons on the north side of the 101. The green isn't going to last long so hike this trail sooner than later.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

I just did the Liberty Canyon Trail hike. I might be a bit generous with a 5 star rating but I'm in a generous mood because the whole of southern California is now so green. There's nothing spectacular about this trail as compared to similar trails in the surrounding area. They all have similar views and they're also very green. This one doesn't seem to get the use that others do so it may be a more tranquil experience. It;s a very easy trail although there isn't much shade. I'd avoid it in the summer months on days when the sun is oppressive.

mountain biking
Monday, March 31, 2014

I like this trail a lot. It's pretty fun, a couple of times I had to get off my bike and push it but I would still call this an easy trail. No crowd, I met only one person. Nice view just be careful with the wildlife, I saw a bob cat sitting in the meadow and coyotes.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I took this trail for the first time this morning. I started and ended at the opposite end, where there is ample free parking, restrooms, and water fountains at DeAnza Park on Lost Hills Road. The view from the heights along Talepop Trail is breathtaking when winter showers have made green the hillsides. My new fave.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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