Cattle Canyon Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
#116 of 200 trails in

Cattle Canyon Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Azusa, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
754 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

river

muddy

rocky

This is a nice stroll through Cattle Canyon, though. It's like an easier version of the East Fork Trail without the bridge and crowds. There's a bunch of river crossings, so expect to get your feet wet.

7 days ago

There were 22 river crossings. Great hike if you have dogs because of the water. Lots of trash and graffiti at the beginning of the hike is disturbing but it gets better as you walk in. At the beginning of the hike is private property.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice and easy hike, about 10 minor river crossings each way. The hike ends at a private property gate, so you can't continue at the T-intersection without trespassing. On the way back about 10 min to trail entrance, encountered large group of adults and kids with rifles in their hands and over shoulder. Was a little uncomfortable returning back on the trail.

walking
2 months ago

A lot of camping. Beautiful easy hike went with my daughter 9 years. A lot of butterfly’s and water. Nothing that challenges you if you are fit. For kids perfect. Unfortunately on our way back around 6pm we came across 3 group of Man one was swinging a machete and the other two had hunting guns which made it very uncomfortable for us.

6 months ago

fun hike, good and easy for kids with 22 easy water crossing.

off road driving
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Closed to off-roading when we got there - fortunately there's an OHV Area nearby.

hiking
Friday, April 21, 2017

As the description above says, the Cattle Canyon Trail is basically an easier version of the East Fork Trail without the bridge. It offers scenic canyon views and a couple of views of Mt. Baldy. The only downside is that it's an off road trail (I prefer hiking trails over roads). That said, it's more interesting than walking on a fire road. Be prepared to get your feet, as there's a dozen or so river crossings.

16 days ago

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hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017