Hours: sunrise to sunset

There is no waterfall on this trail; that is the OTHER Whitney Canyon trail. This one follows the Santa Clara Truck Trail up to the summit of Los Pinetos, which is mainly occupied by radio towers. By all means hit the summit, but I would suggest going just past the spur to the summit, to Wilson Saddle. There are picnic benches and toilets there, a much more pleasant place to stop and rest.

We hiked it, but it is probably more fun as a MTB route. Long, steady ascent on an old road grade, with views that change slowly. No shade on this route, so plan accordingly.

Fair with nice shade.

I think I went the wrong way, trails aren’t exactly marked. It was more of a nature walk than a hike. The waterfall at the end was neat but I don’t recommend letting your dog up there if you bring one. It was not easy or safe getting my 55lb Shepherd mix back down.

Loved all the trees. The kids loved all the tall grass.

Easy hike to a small seasonal waterfall. You can make it somewhat harder with some easy scrambles up rocks to go further up the canyon, but if you have small kids or a dog, the first waterfall is a good place to stop and splash around.

Been hiking this beautiful trail for at least two years now, after heavy rains the waterfalls and streams are amazing .. A few weeks back I saw a mountain lion about 50 feet in front of me .. Seen plenty of deer and signs of cougars but this was my very first encounter.. so be Careful , keep dogs on leash and kids very close ...

5 months ago

This is a nice and easy hike.. easy enough to carry my toddler most of the way! If you go past the wide path it does get a little rockier, it is mostly nicely shaded, there are nice areas to picnic. Also, a little bug repellant wouldn't hurt ;)

Good hike. Be sure to wear a hat or sunglasses.

The area is very dry. Greeted by radio towers the path quickly goes into the mountains. At the top it leads to a couple of forks in the road. there is also a bathroom, tables, and a circular structure.

Making it to the towers and back is a rush. Love this hike!

loved this trail. tons of shade from all the trees. very quiet and peaceful.

mountain biking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Lots of climbing if you have the legs you do find

This has been my favorite trail so far. Although it is not mentioned here there have been sightings of big prey. I myself heard growling when walking this trail, when my husband and dog walked ahead of me and I was by myself.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fun hike.
A lot of the trail is in the shade with a little waterfall at the end.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

absolutely beautiful trail. recommend for easy hiking. really good for trail running.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Awesome hike about 40min. in to a waterfall. Beautiful!

Monday, April 03, 2017

Amazing views , great scenery and if you go early you will see deer.. The waterfalls are beautiful and there is plenty of shade..

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lots of green since we had all the rain. The water was flowing down the river and was nicely shaded from the sun. Def will do it again

Friday, March 10, 2017

Should be rated as a moderate hike due to its gradual steady incline but not at all hard.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Definitely not hard. But moderate and fun! Good views from the top!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

It was a beautiful hike. My children had a great time playing in the stream. Our favorite hike around Santa Clarita.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

My favorite hike so far! Love how shady and green it is and love the stream and waterfalls!!!! Perfect hike!

Thursday, February 02, 2017

I really enjoyed this hike. It's pretty easy. Make sure you go to the very south part of the canyon parking lot (near the rangers station) to see the waterfalls. If you go south all the way and KEEP LEFT you will start to hear a stream on your lefthand side and come to a cool, inviting forest surrounded by big oak trees and green grass. Keep following the stream and you will cross over it several times. The trail will become more narrow and a little more windy but if you keep following it you will come to the waterfalls. There are three of them and they keep getting bigger as you follow them. You can climb up the waterfalls, as I did with my chihuahua, and it's worth it. Enjoy.

Monday, January 30, 2017

we were there on Sat Jan 28th..this is an easy trail..few small water crossings..not very crowded..a lot of shade. .would definitely go again

Thursday, December 01, 2016

if you want a nice walk that has a good easy trail with lots of tree cover this is perfect. short and sweet. my new favorite after work trail.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

It was a nice simple hike. There were lots of signs of animal life present. It was not crowded with people.

trail running
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

this was my intro to trail running and I instantly fell in love. Great ascent fun but safe trail.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

how is this rated as hard? the steepest part is the 500 feet leaving the parking lot.

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