Townsend Peak is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castaic, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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hiking
9 months ago

The first few hundred yards -- on a badly eroded, trash strewn fire road next to the freeway -- weren't promising, but once you get past that, there are grwat canyon views. Townsend Peak is an easy, bush-whacking scramble on a use trail, though I don't recommend it for Golden retrievers, unless you really like picking out burrs.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017