Placerita Ridge Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Placerita Ridge Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newhall, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
849 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

The Placerita ridge trail is an old road grade that traces the ridge separating Placerita Canyon from the Santa Clarita Valley, with alternating views of each.

hiking
3 months ago

A bit dull as a hike, this route is perhaps best used as a beginner MTB trail. We know the wildlife appreciates this corridor -- we saw a coyote and a couple of deer today -- but the views are only ok, for example trail's end looking onto a Kohl's parking lot.