Barrel Springs Trail

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Barrel Springs Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palmdale, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 193 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

running

views

wildlife

rocky

hiking
no shade
23 days ago

Easy for beginners.

hiking
no shade
washed out
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Good trail, busier than I expected. A couple of steeper hills in the beginning. Be sure to stretch before.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy! A little hilly at the beginning. It was a great trail for our older dog to still feel included with the other two that hike on more difficult and longer trails. It had some pretty views of the snow covered mountains too!

1 month ago

Great trails for some fresh air, walking, running, mountain biking.

hiking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Went the day after it snowed so our experience with the kids and dog was nice. Easy trail. Not crowded. Of course this was on Black Friday so I’m sure that made it more enjoyable.

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

Nice trail for getting a little exercise. Some small rises make for more than just a flat walk. Decent scenery. Looks like there are many routes that can be used in the immediate area for a few extra miles and some additional elevation gain.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a good family friendly and dog friendly trail. Unfortunately we didn't get quite to the end because someone let their 2 dobermans and an australian shepherd out in their unfenced yard that chased my dogs and tried to attack them. Be aware!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice

hiking
10 months ago

Great ride to cruise for a few hours if you have time to kill. Lots of fun speed sessions and little downhill sections, enjoyable for an average Rider and some fun little sections for a seasoned pro

hiking
no shade
10 months ago

a lot of dog poop on the trail. Otherwise family friendly & nice.

11 months ago

A nice and easy out and back. Didn't see much wildlife, only a few birds and butterflies. There was a lot of dog crap and trash along the trail, the only trash can had no cover and it looked like the ravens picked through it and scatter the trash about.

11 months ago

trail was full of dog poop. If you take your dogs on trails please pick up after them. I'll leave my dogs at home to much poop on trail

hiking
Tue Jan 22 2019

Loved seeing the black-tailed jack rabbits on the hill sides! Pretty awesome experience!

walking
Sun Jan 06 2019

nice cold morning walk.

Wed Jan 02 2019

Nice trail to take school age children. Sad that no one is coming out and picking up the litter. The dessert has so much beauty it should be cared for.. The hike was perfect for the children I brought ages 5-8.

Mon Dec 03 2018

Nice trail!

hiking
Sat Nov 10 2018

Dull but easy hike on a wide equestrian path, leading from one parking lot to another. Meh.

Sun Mar 25 2018

We make a loop using the road and the trash dumped here is horrible. The trail on its own is great and maintained fairly well. So a 4+ on the trail as mapped. A 3 because the surrounding is not great.

walking
Sun Feb 18 2018

Easy.

Wed Feb 07 2018

hiking
Fri Feb 02 2018

hiking
Thu Nov 30 2017

Good if you want a nice stroll or to trail run. Easy path.

Tue Aug 01 2017

It's a well maintained trail. Well the trail it's self is maintained, off the trail is a huge mess. It's essentially the best beginner hike. The trail is fenced in so it's pretty hard to get lost and not much of a wow factor, simple and subpar. If you have been actively going on hike with more of a challenger or more scenery this isn't the hike for you.

Thu Jul 06 2017

Great Morning 4 a Hike...

running
Sat Jul 01 2017

Trail is well defined by wood fencing. Couple steep hills in the beginning but not too much after that. Stay on the trail. We went off trail and it would be easy to get turned around in the desert plus unfortunately, there is trash everywhere tucked back through there. On the trail though, no trash and everything looks clean.

Sun May 28 2017

Some geocaches if that's your thing. I'd like to say there was much to see, but...compared to Vasquez Rocks or devils punch bowl, it's a better run then anything

Mon May 15 2017

Perfect walk or hike with your dog on a cool day. We really enjoyed it. It is easy with a few short somewhat steep hills thrown in.

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