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Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon is named for former State Senator Ed Davis, who championed the preservation of Towsley Canyon. The park offers visitors a peaceful haven just west of the I-5 between the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. Trails for walking, hiking, and mountain biking lead visitors through an astonishing variety of habitat types. Notable park features include Towsley Creek, and spectacular water-worn rock formations in Towsley Gorge, as wells as scenic trail viewpoints and oak woodland. Towsley Lodge is a beautiful Spanish-style ranch house that sits atop a large green knoll surrounded by cottonwoods. The lodge is available for private day or overnight group rental. It provides a wonderful staging area for all types of events from corporate meetings to weddings to overnight slumber parties. There are two large living rooms with comfortable furnishings and wood-burning fireplaces, and a fully equipped kitchen. Upstairs, three bedrooms provide overnight accommodations for up to 18 guests. A large backyard area includes an outdoor patio with a fire pit and an azure swimming pool.

trail running
1 day ago

Love this local challenging trail.

Great trail to do with little kids.

best after it rains.

Definitely a good little trail. Lots of different things to see and the dog loved it.

Good hike if you want a workout and have a couple of hours! Took my dog, she loved it!

I do this hike at least once a week, great for the dog , there is a very small part that you cross a oily patch, but it is only about 6 feet wide.
try both directions as it is a different hike depending on which way you go on the loop

Prettier than you can tell from the pictures!

Great scenes, definitely off camber and slippery when dry...glad I brought the trekking poles helped balance well.

Nice hike

trail running
26 days ago

Easy run

Love the intensity of this hike

It varies each season which I love.

The short loop is my go-to quick 30 minute (including stopping to take a photo here and there) get-my-heart-pumping trail run spot. In the spring its full of wildflowers! Its a perfect amount of up for cardio if you want it, but not so much that the kids get discouraged. Its a great trail to begin with for new hikers.

Great Workout. Beautiful Views at the top. Trail is partially shaded with lots of beautiful trees and mountains. One of my local favorites.

Nice workout for your legs, lung, and heart. Great panoramic view at the end.

A lil difficult which i like. The views are Beautiful from the top!

Gorgeous views, bubbling tar pits and springs

3 months ago

Pretty nice trail. If you hit a fire road, you are off-track. However, it is quiet and serene back there, so if you feel like it, you can go explore that way. Not much shade, and the path gets too hot for dog paws when it’s sunny. I have a feeling that it will be very pretty when the rains come.

mountain biking
3 months ago

doing this counter clockwise gives you the full 1500 ft to descend. use a bell!

Great little workout burn (roughly 1500 feet in 2.5 miles, 5.3 mile loop) at Towsley Canyon Loop Trail in Santa Clarita! Love this trail! Have been out there a few times now to either hike or mountain bike. Wrote a little trip report with trail details on the blog:

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