Sgt. Steve Owen Bench Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Sgt. Steve Owen Bench Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palmdale, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 577 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

historic site

10 days ago

fun hike.

hiking
15 days ago

no cover from the sun. No shade. hike itself was a good workout but because no shade, too hot and quit early...

hiking
17 days ago

Like the top view

25 days ago

I love this trail, beautiful views and you can make it harder by choosing the steeper inclines.

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no shade
1 month ago

I would rate this a 3.5 if I could. Make sure you take a device that can follow gps trail in app. The trail is not clearly marked is certain places. The entrance is not marked with any signs indicating where the trailhead is. Otherwise good challenge for beginner/novice trail runners just starting out.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail that is lightly travelled especially in the Spring when the other AV hiking destinations are swamped by people seeking the desert flower blooms. Excellent views of the AV and numerous side trails that one can explore

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

It was a really nice moderate hike due to the rocky terrain. Sam really enjoyed it

hiking
2 months ago

nice local hike, not far to drive. park at the Godde Hill parking lot at the aqueduct. pay attention to the trail on the app so you don't miss where to go on the trail

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty steep at some points but nice once your up top. Super windy!

hiking
4 months ago

Not a lot of shade on this trail, only at the 2 benches during the day. It is difficult to find, you need to park at the aqueduct parking then make sure to walk down the dirt path side to get to the trial

4 months ago

Not very clearly marked

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recorded palmdale

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