Hill Canyon Trail to Hawk Canyon

EASY 22 reviews

Hill Canyon Trail to Hawk Canyon is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Camarillo, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: 252 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

In mid-April, we tried to hike this trail but couldn't find or couldn't access the trailhead. From Santa Rose Road, we took Hill Canyon Road to the Hill Canyon Trailhead, where we parked in a paved lot. We encountered a sign that said Hill Canyon, but behind it was a gated off, locked bridge that I assume leads to the actual trail. So instead, we walked roughly parallel to the actual trail up a wide service road, Hill Canyon Fire Rd., that's about 1.3 miles long. This was not exactly like hiking because it was paved, but the views were beautiful and the only traffic was a few cars leaving the water treatment plant (these cars were not expecting pedestrians and were driving rather fast). Once you near the water treatment plant, you can access Wildwood and do some real hiking. We even saw a deer! From Hill Canyon parking lot to Paradise Falls, it's about 2.5 miles. You could also head toward Lizard Rock when you get to Wildwood instead of to Paradise Falls. There's a sign pointing the way. I assume that either the Hill Canyon bridge is open again or we went to the wrong access point for this trail since others seem to have enjoyed it recently. I'd definitely like to go back to this beautiful area.

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11 months ago

Nice, easy trail with quiet a bit of shade in the back half. Busy on weekends.

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