Santa Clara River Commuter Rail Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Santa Clara River Commuter Rail Trail is a 17.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Valencia, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
17.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

road biking
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Great of nature during my commute of group trip. Plenty of places to stop if need be!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

walking
Saturday, January 17, 2015

walking
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

So if you are looking to get outside and are really in a pinch, this will work for you. It is part of the Santa Clarita Paseo System. These are all paved paths along the Santa Clara River and it's tributaries. If you are riding your bike it is perfect and you really can go anywhere in the entire city. The down side is that if you are looking to get in a quick walk or hike, be ready for noise, bikes, dogs, trash, and everything else that comes with suburbia. The one saving grace is that the river is mostly undisturbed and filled with wildlife. There are small spots where you can take some single track use trails and poke around a bit. Sadly though when you do come across a group of curious rabbits like I did, there is some guy on a bike that comes flying by before you can get your camera out.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday, April 15, 2012