El Escorpion Canyon Park

MODERATE 185 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 beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

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

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

no dogs

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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I ran this trail everyday for four years. Not the prettiest unless heart of winter, but great running!

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This hike was tough for me. It was hot for one thing and two that rock climbing was difficult for me my upper body strength was not there but it really is cool to go into the cave and explore it. It's a little difficult to find. When you drive to the park just park in the residential area and follow the paved road and you will find a sign that says the Santa Monica Mountains Park area. you're going to take the road that goes to that right and then if you walk up the incline you'll see the entrance to the cave you can explore inside the cave beware there are pigeons all over the place and It can get a little creepy. But other than that it was really cool.

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