Oak Springs Trail

MODERATE 8 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.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1476 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

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walking

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wild flowers

hiking
2 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.

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9 months ago

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