Elsmere Canyon Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews

Elsmere Canyon Trail is a 3.4 mile loop trail located near Newhall, California that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1030 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

Elsmere Canyon is located near Santa Clarita, California and features a waterfall. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running & walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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1 month ago

Signs are small. But the trail is awesome and you get to see a lot of the valley and vegetation. There are a lot of other trails. Will come back.

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1 month ago

First half of trail runs near highway 14 so you're subject to noise the whole way up and views are compromised. This part of trail is a lot of loose dirt and gravel. There's about 800 feet at the top that's nice then on the down side you're greeted by the crackling sounds of huge power lines (awesome!!). The trail turns into a fire road at this point. The last half mile or so is very nice with lots of oaks, cliff views and it finally became quiet. Trail is poorly marked and, frankly, without All Trails I'd be some mountain lion's dinner (A+++ All Trails!!). Overall, not that great and would not do again.

hiking
2 months ago

A nice hike close to Santa Clarita. Several elevation changes. Loved the hike, but the location needs better signage.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

This is a fantastic nature walk! It really is. It isn't too difficult, it provides a beautiful view of SCV, due to it's high elevation, and it even has some semi-wooded areas that provide shade and a different kind of senery then we are use to in SCV.

Here is the bad part though. The labeling of the trails are HORRIBLE!! I, at least, was kind of left second guessing quite a few times as to whether or not I choose the right path. Alas, at the end, I even took a wrong turn, and ended up walking along the old road. That kind of killed the hiking buzz.

Don't get me wrong though! Great place to hike. I definitely want to go back and get a little more familiar with some of the trails and explore a bit. If you are a trail runner or a mountain biker, man, this place is for you!

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5 months ago

great parking. Lonely hike with not much traffic but came across unmarked trails and dead ends. Lots of huge trees ride on the trails made it difficult to navigate through the trail. You come across some creeks off of the Whitney Canyon Road. Don't stop at the dead end, climb up and there are a couple more . lots of mosquitos and green algae everywhere.

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5 months ago

6 months ago

Right off the freeway, so it's easy to find and plenty of parking. Took a little while to get far enough to not hear the cars though. Hike was nice. Easy wide trail. Couldn't find the waterfall though

6 months ago