El Escorpion Canyon Park

MODERATE 125 reviews
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El Escorpion Canyon Park is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Hills, California that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
416 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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A great hike up into the Cave of Munits and on to Castle Peak. A hike to a great vertical cave. Climb up through the cave (no gear necessary) and continue hiking up the side of the mountain. The trail is not very clear here, so just keep scrambling upwards until you get to the top of the ridge, and then continue on toward Castle Peak. From there, there will be a clearly marked trail with a steep descent. An adventurous hike well-worth the scrambling.

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geocaching
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1 month ago

Look out for snakes as I encountered two on the trail recently.

hiking
1 month ago

One of the best hikes I've been on in this area, but be very cautious with all the loose rocks and gravel. I got a little overconfident, and ended up taking a tumble down an embankment. Good shoes and taking it slow in certain areas will be your best bet in tackling this one.

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hiking
2 months ago

Super easy hike, definitely need shoes with a really good grip going up the cave

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hiking
2 months ago

The wildflowers are out. Blue dicks are the most dominant. Blue dicks aren't my favorite but they're impressive when they add a lavender tint to patches of grass. The wildflowers are best on the north side of the creek.

2 months ago

Great scenery! Perfect for a relaxing get away!

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hiking
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