Oak Springs Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Oak Springs Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sylmar, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles
1377 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running



wild flowers

5 mile loop starting from Golden Creek parking lot and onto trail passing Oak Spring and onto Yerba Buena Ridge road, which then I traveled north west for about half a mile and onto a use-trail towards & over bump 2744 until intersecting Golden Creek Trail again. 1629 feet of elevation gain for the total round trip.
I picked up some glass beer bottles, plastic bottles & shotgun shell on this hike.
It’s backcountry when you leave Yerba Buena Ridge road & onto the ridge to bump 2744! Use Cal Topo for route-finding since this section is not maintained!
One can even hit McKingkey & Iron #2!

17 days ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

Great hike. Made a loop by going up to Yerba Buena and back down via Gold Canyon/fire roads. 4 hours and didn’t see a single person

2 months ago

There's a great variety of nature and views, but there's a lot of smog when it comes to viewing the city

3 months ago

5 months ago

This trail is a nice little getaway close to the freeway. Bring water, it gets hot.

8 months ago

The route on this page ends at the junction with Gold Canyon Saddle Road. However, the weather was mild, so I decided to extend my hike by taking Gold Canyon Saddle Road to the summit of Yerba Buena Ridge. The road to the summit is in good condition, but Oak Springs Trail is a bit overgrown in parts. That's not surprising, as I only saw two people during the entire time. This is very lightly travelled trail. One of the people I saw was a woman who was repairing the trail close the junction with Gold Canyon Saddle Road. She was out there all alone, but she was enjoying herself. Bless her! The total distance of my hike was 7.7 miles with 2,300 elevation gain.

8 months ago

9 months ago

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pretty much straight climb up to the saddle for over 2 miles. Make sure you go all the way to the big grove of oaks at the spring. Lots of wildflowers - probably not native but lovely.

Monday, April 04, 2016