Bear Divide Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Canyon Country, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles
1,361 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running


partially paved



bridge out

washed out

no shade

This route is an out-and-back starting at the firebreak at the parking area just past the Bear Divide Station. You can also make this a (challenging) loop trail by taking the firebreak back, or a point-to-point with a car shuttle at the Bear Divide Station and LA County Fire Camp 9. Either way, Adventure Pass is required!

16 days ago

This is a pretty trail, with spectacular views of the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys, but you can also tell that it was even prettier before the Sand Fire. The old trip reports you can find online are mostly outdated: There is no longer a bridge, and much of the shade is gone. There are also a number of places that are washed out, and require some scrambling. This hike is definitely on the harder side of "moderate."

18 days ago

Sunday, July 03, 2016