George F. Canyon Nature Trail

EASY 36 reviews

George F. Canyon Nature Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Harbor Hills, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
331 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Fantastic family friendly hike! This trail starts right behind the Nature Center and is very easy and peaceful. The first half is fairly flat but there is a slight incline towards the end of the trail. Easy incline for an adult but could seem a little steep if taking your toddler. You will be sharing the trail with horses and there are road apples everywhere so you may want to watch out on your footing. There are multiple chairs to take a break and just listen to the birds. Lots of birds and lots of bunnies as well.

walking
1 month ago

Such a beautiful hike. Took my beagle and friend with me. My dog was so tired after about a hour, but he loved all the different plants and smells. Definitely coming back with my pup

1 month ago

Nice little local hike if you live in the South Bay. Short in and out hike but great views of the city from the top.

Ok hike.....you still hear lots of city life, and see homes, so it doesn't really feel like you are "out" in nature too much. Easy hike though....good for kids and those not in the best of shape (like me).

1 month ago

Very short hike, less than 2 miles

hiking
2 months ago

My girlfriend and I took the “Stream” trail. It was very peaceful, once we reached the end, of the trail.

2 months ago

Description is spot on. Easy but great view. Fun little stroll.

3 months ago

Easy hike with my dogs. Posted a few photos. Stream is dry. Not sure about winter and spring

hiking
3 months ago

Birds chirping, great smelling bushes and a hike that starts off easy and then becomes welcomingly more challenging as the trail starts to incline more and more. Also a nice view of a small portion of the cityscape behind you.

I believe the trail has also been extended further up.

hiking
4 months ago

I did this trail today with my sister. It's an easy hike, about 1 mile in then you come straight back out. The trail is in pretty good condition, but there are some cracks so you need to watch your step. Very minor incline until about the last 1/3 of a mile where you start to get a little steep until you get to he lookout. Good if you want an easy hike. Bring lots of water and wear sunscreen! There are some nice shaded areas you can take breaks, but you are in the sun the majority of the time.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail. Though I did spot a small coyote one time. Just be careful of that.

hiking
6 months ago

Bees BEES BEEEEES AND constant INCLINE!!! The trail is smooth sailing 0.5 miles in. Their are just allot of bees. AND HELLO INCLINE. The incline is about a 9 at times 11 and it does not stop. I was expecting a rest stop but geesh, it was inclined too lol. This is definitely a moderate hike. Whoever said it was easy LIED. We did the trail with a stroller so it is possible because it is pretty smooth for the most part. Make sure you bring bug repellent and some type of stick for defense I swore I heard a coyote. Anywho is was worth it, because my legs are feeling good and sore today. #GREATWORKOUT

8 months ago

Enjoyed it! Saw a rattler so keep ur eyes open.

10 months ago

Nice little hike out and back with parking and a nature station at the bottom. Nature station contains snakes and insects kids would enjoy.

hiking
10 months ago

Fantastic family friendly hike! This trail starts right behind the Nature Center and is very easy and peaceful. The first half is fairly flat but there is a slight incline towards the end of the trail. Easy incline for an adult but could seem a little steep if taking your toddler. You will be sharing the trail with horses and there are road apples everywhere so you may want to watch out on your footing. There are multiple chairs to take a break and just listen to the birds. I did hear a lot of buzzing while hiking through several sections so I'm assuming there are bee hives nearby. Lots of birds and lots of bunnies as well.

Never been inside the Nature Center and would love to visit next time when they're open. There was a restroom by the Nature Center but was not open so it may only be accessible when the center is open. A water fountain is also available towards the beginning of the trail.

Dogs are allowed on leash. Parking is available by the Nature Center and there is also another gravel lot right next to it.

hiking
8 days ago

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hiking
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horseback riding
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