Franklin Canyon Site Trail

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Franklin Canyon Site Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Beverly Hills, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Sherman Oaks, CA: (Upper Franklin Canyon) Take Highway 101 / Ventura Freeway to Coldwater Canyon Avenue. Drive 2.5 miles south. At the intersection of Mulholland Drive and Franklin Canyon Drive (directly across from Coldwater Canyon Park), turn right onto Franklin Canyon Drive. Go half a mile and turn left at sign for Wm. O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom. Park in lot on left next to nature center. Note: to reach Lower Franklin Canyon, continue south on the reservoir road and Franklin Canyon Drive. Bear left on Lake Drive to reach parking areas.

trail running
1 day ago

It's lightly populated almost anytime during the week, other than the cars Wazing through in the evening. The turtle and duck ponds are priceless. It's a half mile hike around big lake, and there are some other trails around it. It's small, but I can get lost in here for hours, leaving the crazy city life just outside the gates. As soon as you enter, it's a whole other world.

hiking
6 days ago

8 days ago

Loved the water reservoir.

walking
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21 days ago

25 days ago

Lakes

27 days ago

28 days ago

Definitely an easy walk, but a beautiful lake with many turtles and birds makes it well worth the trip. Very clean, rangers on duty, definitely a nice breath of fresh air.

hiking
28 days ago

Nice quick uncrowded trail with views & pretty this time of year

hiking
29 days ago

Peaceful walking if you stick to the lake. We ended up on a trail that took us up towards Coldwater Canyon. Nice view of the sprawling mansions nestled in the hills there. Our trail seemed to dead end at someone's house.

walking
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hiking
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hiking
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2 months ago

Too much road and not enough trail.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Lots of wildlife to see here! The trails are mostly well maintained, but you have to walk in the street for stretches of the hike. Easy hike, good for kids.

2 months ago

hiking
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