Sycamore Canyon Trail

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Sycamore Canyon Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Whittier, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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If you're out of shape and there's really hot weather, bring a lot of water! First time I hiked this last winter it was a breeze up and down. Hiked this again yesterday afternoon with the addition of taking on Skyline Drive and checking out the Sycamore water tower as well as the Turnbull water tower--I felt like I had just hiked Mt. Baldy again. But it was definitely worth it! Be prepared and stay hydrated, folks!

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Great hike. A bit smelly at the start, but it does go away. The switchbacks totally kick my butt but love it when I get to the top. You can then to right to the nearest water tower will a nice view of the city.

I head left onto Rattlesnake Ridge Trail, if you want to extend your hike, heading to the Turnbull Water Tower. There are other trails that will combine into Rattlesnake. Once near the water tower you can either head up the steep hill or take a left for a much flatter path to the water tower. Here you well get a beautiful view of a Temple. Once a the water tower, give your self a break and enjoy the beautiful view.
I always that the flatter path back, to the right.

Total hike from Sycamore to the Water Tower and back about 7 miles.

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love the steps and the loop right after

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Sycamore canyon trailhead up the switchback; make a right onto Skyline drive to go toward the water tower and a view of the city. The trail continues past the tower mainly downhill into residential area. No shades.

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