Placerita Canyon to Waterfall Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newhall, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
This is an easy hike with lots of shade. The trail has heavy use with lots of families. There are several places to rest along the way including a picnic area. The trailhead has restrooms at the nature center. The waterfall is dry unless there has been recent rain.
Just completed 3/26/17. Parts of this trail have washed away especially around the creek and there are a few fences with signs saying the trail is closed, which made the hike less crowded. The waterfall at the end of the trail is ok but don't expect anything amazing, instead just enjoy the moderate to easy hike, green meadows, trees, and multiple small stream/river crossings. Brought the dog and she loved the water.
Rain damage has closed trail to waterfall near trailhead. No one at the nature center knew when it might reopened. I took a couple other short trails that were still open. Easy to moderate , nice views.
Fun no waterfall though
Trail is closed due to the Sand Fire.
Currently closed due to fire damage
easy lots of shade no luck with water fall due to drought
love it with my daughter on father's day