Murphy Ranch Trail [CLOSED]

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Murphy Ranch Park

Murphy Ranch Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Whittier, 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 337 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

closed

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

hiking
bugs
1 day ago

Amazing Little Trail with slight incline and it is fully open now no more Covid-19 restrictions!

hiking
6 days ago

Open (including parking lot)

hiking
8 days ago

Nice small trail in the middle of a neighborhood . Perfect for kids.

hiking
closed
1 month ago

Beautiful trail. It feels like you’re in a forest or national park. It’s currently closed during COVID-19

walking
2 months ago

Great get away with plenty of pretty flowers, lizards and spotted a coyote! Small amount of water in the creek from the rain!

2 months ago

Nice easy Ranch trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice ranch/ trail. There are benches to sit and eat food. But please throw away garbage in trash bins. Thank you.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful start to the trail, fairly easy hike, clear pathways, there are a lot of side trails you can take if you want a little challenge but nothing no one can handle. Overall great hike if you are wanting to get out of the house!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice walk right outside the main part of town with varied terrain and different paths to take. All paths are really pretty easy and trail isn't long. Great starting point if you're just getting your feet wet into hiking. There are lots of nice big shade trees. Would not recommend the upper trail after heavy rains as the mud will completely bog your shoes down and risk injury (or your dog's feet too!). lots of people walk here with dogs so keep a leash & handle on your dog. Nice parking lot- this is in a better part of town near LSHS with very very strong neighborhood watch and police presence.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was nice. Easy for beginners, but has some decent climbs. There are many smaller trials in the loop, that can be fun or confusing. Over all it’s nice for a Southern California suburb. I’ll be back.

multiple trails all great workouts slippery when wet

hiking
4 months ago

Nice Sunday morning hike. Very little traffic on the trail. Although it is a short hike it will definitely get your heart racing.

hiking
4 months ago

Such a great trail ! You go up hill a bit but it’s easy enough , not too tough. Mainly a very chill hike and super beautiful. Amazing this trail is here in the middle of more of a urban area. Very clean , not many bikers . Lots of people w their dogs

hiking
4 months ago

Easy and short trail, started when it was getting dark and was a pretty scary even though in a nice neighborhood. Free parking.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy trail with beautiful scenery. My dog (a beginner hiker) seemed to enjoy it. There were some pretty muddy areas, but we did just get a significant amount of rain, so it was to be expected. Will definitely be back again.

hiking
bugs
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Short but will get your heart rate going. Can easily be run as well. Did this hike with a toddler and she did great. Very little shade but there are some. No rest stops or water fountains. Come prepare with your own water. My toddler has been hiking since she was little so she did great. If you’re little ones are barely starting their hiking journeys this hike might be on the a little advance. Not suitable for stroller. Once at the summit you can see the city and at the distance you can catch a glimpse of LA. Can’t be captured in photos. Dog friendly trail. Would totally recommend it. Enjoy.

recorded Murphy Ranch Trail

hiking
bugs
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Very simple trail for the whole family. I’ve been several times. I took my Mom here for her first hike and she enjoyed it. It’s easy and once you get to the top, you have an amazing view. Lots of different trees and birds to be heard. This is a great easy way to get steps in.

hiking
10 months ago

We always loved hiking Murphy Ranch for a few years. Beautiful area nestled in Friendly Hills. Lots of tress and good hiking trail. Lately we do see lots of coyotes and we have dogs so haven’t been that comfortable hiking there. Otherwise it’s an awesome area to go. It’s a great beginner trail.

hiking
11 months ago

great, just don't like the electric fence!

hiking
bugs
11 months ago

hiking
muddy
no shade
over grown
Sun May 19 2019

Went here after a rain storm nice easy walk

hiking
Tue Apr 23 2019

Great for a quick hike. Not too crowded. Parking is ample enough. Worth doing again for a quick hike.

Sun Apr 21 2019

Nice short hike that gives a nice workout; dog friendly. A bit overgrown in some areas but still doable.

hiking
Sun Apr 21 2019

Was a great trail. Good for beginners! My wife has health issues so it is a good way for her to get out and not to strenuous.

hiking
Sat Apr 13 2019

Great trail! Beautiful flowers surrounding it from the rain. Half the loop is a very skinny trail that’s semi-overgrown - so beware of that! Great morning trail

hiking
Thu Mar 21 2019

Wonderful walk after the rain. Not strenuous, plenty of beautiful natural scenery.

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