nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

birding

hiking

trail running

dogs on leash

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.

cross country skiing
12 days ago

20 days ago

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

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

Gorgeous views, bubbling tar pits and springs

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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: http://www.shedreamsofalpine.com/blog/2017/11/1/santa-clarita-half-day-towsley-canyon-loop-trail-2-ways-hike-or-mountain-bike

Wonderful! Can’t wait to come back on a day that’s not as warm.

hiking
1 month ago