Placerita Canyon to Waterfall Trail

EASY 74 reviews

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.

4.9 miles 761 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

scramble

no dogs

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.

hiking
2 days ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

Fun no waterfall though

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4 months ago

Trail is closed due to the Sand Fire.

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7 months ago

Currently closed due to fire damage

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8 months ago

easy lots of shade no luck with water fall due to drought

9 months ago

love it with my daughter on father's day