Los Pinetos Waterfall, Ridge: Oak Pass And Los Pinetos Trails (CLOSED)

MODERATE 80 reviews

Los Pinetos Waterfall, Ridge: Oak Pass And Los Pinetos Trails (CLOSED) is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newhall, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1912 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

Hike to the waterfall is closed for the time being.

hiking
2 days ago

nice trail. Frequented by BSA. Hiked lower portion.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike... ran into a rattle snake hiding in grass... be careful!

hiking
2 months ago

Hike to the waterfall is closed, very disappointing. Park ranger said maybe will re-open in a month or two. We went counter-clockwise up the Manzania trail for few miles, that was open, but the ranger said we had to come down same way. Several steep hike spots after you hit the firebreak. Nice Views. Nature trail was short, few plants marked. Several birds, turtles and snakes at the nature center. Nice picnic area across the mostly-empty creek. Some construction going on in the area, a turn-off. Avoid until the waterfall trail opens up.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Not much hiking here right now due to flooding from rain. Park ranger explained that they have closed off the main hiking trail due to dangers of precarious boulders they anticipate can come down at any time. He directed me to Elsmere Canyon.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent hike. We started out at the Nature Center. I highly recommend doing the loop counter clockwise to hit the hardest section at the beginning. Steep steady incline for the first ~3 miles, then down through a lovely oak forest until we hit Walker Ranch (5mi) with much-needed water fountains and port-a-potties. Back to the Nature Center via Canyon Trail, which I didn't realize was closed due to being washed out at various sections. Thanks to the rain there was a nice little stream all along Canyon Trail. The Los Pinetos section of the trail is sparsely populated even on a weekend. Dog loved it.

2 months ago

2 months ago

excellent for mounting biking..

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike close to home. Very strenuous first half if you start to the right and hike counterclockwise. Very interesting scenery on the way down. Many trees have fallen across the trail due to recent fire and storms. This is my first time, but I'll be back again!

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8 months ago

trail is closed

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

A great day for a hike, though very hot at about 95 degrees, I started out at the Manzanita trail at Placerita Canyon Nature Center and climbed up to the shadeless firebreak and finally made it to the shady tree in the clearing by the road. I hung out at Wilson Saddle for a while before descending down the Northside of the Los Pinetos trail. A good descent, just a hint of sun, but unfortunately many of our friend the gnat swarmed in the forest. Down to Walker Ranch and across through the scenic canyon to the Nature Center was a nice easy warmdown, however it felt plodding after the intensity of the first two legs.

I would recommend doing the trail in this direction, though an earlier start would have been welcome, as the high noon sun will cook you on the firebreak. Bring a wide brim hat, shades, and a wet rag to cool off with if you do this during summer.