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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.

I do love this trail, go early to avoid the crowds. I like to do the route clockwise.

Gorgeous! Hard to believe it's just off the freeway! Definitely will be doing again!!

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

This is a beautiful hike and also challenging which I like very much.

I really enjoy this trail. There is the long 6 mile loop and a shorter 2 mile loop. Both are fun. The longer loop is challenging and steep in parts and during certain times of the year part of the hike takes you across a flowing creek. The shorter one is great for a quick hike that also has some elevation. It is my go to Sunday morning hike.

Nice alternative to Towsley loop.