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Placerita Canyon Waterfall Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Newhall, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 272 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Views Waterfall Wild flowers Bugs Over grown Rocky Washed out No dogs
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NOTE: The waterfall trail is closed long term due to fire damage. Please check here for more information: https://parks.lacounty.gov/placerita-canyon-state-park

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Bibiana Munoz
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HikingBugs

This hike was really easy. There are trees that have fallen over but that added more adventure to my experience. Also the trees are not hard to hop over or under. There were a lot of bugs and expected that because I had read a review. I recommend bringing big spray although it helped a little. There is also poison oak so be careful with that. There is a sign that says poison oak and there is some around it. I would google it just Incase before coming out so that you are aware of what it looks like. The waterfall didn’t have a lot of water falling but still something to appreciate nature. I wore hike boots yet normal sneaks are easy to use for this hike.

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Irene Hernandez
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HikingClosedOver grownRockyWashed out

Trail was closed and a lot of the trial is washed out or trees have fallen on the path. Rocky and have to cross water to find the safest route to go. It was about 2 miles total and doable but just keep in mind it’s closed for a reason and it should be done so carefully or not at all. Poison oak is also in the trial and lots of plants are over growing also.

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Samantha Juarez
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J C
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RunningBugsOver grownRocky

Overall, nice trail along the creek. Great to trail run or just enjoy and walk. About 2 miles to get to actual beginning of entrance to fall. Then will be 0.75 miles to fall one way. There are signs which helps. Lots of poison oak so be careful. Rocky and watch your step on way to fall, due to that trail narrows. Fun.

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Matthew Greene
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jianying Wang
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Hiking

Pretty trail with wild flowers and awesome water fall at the end of the trail. Some places are very narrow and steep.

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Leo Gonzalez
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Natalie Elizabeth
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Bianca Esquivel
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HikingRocky

it was nice trail :) went with my dad and it was really pretty

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Clare Cooney
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Dan Lopez
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Amanda Reyes
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Joanna Herrera
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HikingClosed

Trail is technically closed but you can still walk in. Original trail in some places is washed out but for the most part everything else is still pretty good.

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Yann Elfersi
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