Fish Canyon Trail to Atmore Meadows

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Fish Canyon Trail to Atmore Meadows is a 22 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castaic, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
22.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5479 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

washed out

Fish Canyon Trail generally follows the bottom of the canyon from the old Cienaga car camp at the south end to Atmore Meadows at the north end.

hiking
8 days ago

secluded , no one leaves trash behind and scenic

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Still some water left. Starts about a mile from trail head.

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic hike! Beautiful place when you get to the canyon near water. Be prepared to do some stream hopping. Worth a full day and I would have stayed there quite longer. Park on the side of the road by the trail-head and walk down to the valley. The road goes up with very little rise over the next few miles, some shady spots. The best is when you get into the vegetation by the stream. Unbelievable beauty! Never knew it was so nice here. Lots of rock-hopping near the stream. Got my feet wet a few times. We did not see anyone except for a group of boy scouts and a turtle.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

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Monday, November 16, 2015

This is one of the lost hikes of the Los Padres, the Trail head is a little hard to find. It can be found just past the old abandoned campground. Its a short two miles to the narrows which is spectacular. About quarter mile beyond that you will find running water. Fall colors were beautiful. Definitely worth the hike. The total distance you will travel from the closed road gate is about 8.5 miles round trip for this hike. I would rate as a moderate hike, terrain is easy to navigate.

hiking
Friday, May 22, 2015

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fish canyon is a great hike for the whole family. You can adjust this hike to your need easy to just turn around at any time. Wilderness just north of Castaic Lake. Be carful crossing the stream as it can be tricky. Have fun with all family members. We took our 7 month old grand son.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This is one of LA's greatest treasures! You hike DOWN the boring asphalt road but once you actually are on the trail and hear the water gurgling to the side, big boulders, shade and you've entered a different world. In a wet year there are many water crossings but now hardly any. Because of that, wear a bug net as the gnats have multiplied. The only difficulty is hiking back up the asphalt road, other than that it's pretty much flat, filled with trees and wildlife. Hard to believe something like this is in Los Angeles County!