Trail Canyon Falls is a 11.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tujunga, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Sunland, CA: Drive 5 miles up Big Tujunga Canyon to a dirt road on the left. (At mile 2.0, according to the roadside mileage signs). Proceed 0.2-mile uphill to a fork, go right and descend 0.2-mile to a parking area.
very nice hike for late morning.
Great trail, really liked it. Waterfall is about 2 miles into the trail. Only did the waterfall and back about 4 mi. total. Recommended to all for a short hike with a nice reward. Has shade but a portion of trail right before the falls has none about a third of a mile or so.
Absolutely loved it! Make sure to go early to avoid "standing in line" for the trail! We started around 8:30 and missed most of the people, but as we were coming back noticed a very high volume of hikers.
Really nice trail, the waterfall is beautiful I try to go to the end of the period, the one choke on the map, but I couldn't go through it was no maintenance,trail,but I come back and I went to the waterfall. Be careful for the rattlesnake they are out.
Awesome trail with lots of running water and wild flowers :)
This trail kicked my butt, in a good way. :)
Great hike, and the waterfall amazing !
Most things in a big city, especially famous landmarks or parks gets over crowded and filled with people. It's hard to find something tranquil, sparse, and serene, Trail Canyon Falls has become my sanctuary, a place to get away. It's hard to even find the trail head to this place and much of the trail still has damage left over from a forest fire a few years back. But it is gorgeous, peaceful, with some challenging bits here or there as you walk along side the canyon up to the falls. There is also more hiking even past the falls as well, as you go deeper into the forest, you can't help but feel the noise of city feels far, far away.
(Notes/Tips: Families with small children may need to mind their kids further in the hike. The trail does narrow to fit only one or two people at a time and, as your going up, the canyon does have some deep drops with no saftey railings. Mind your kids especially around the waterfall as well, as the trail splits both going up to the top of the waterfall [right up the edge] and at the base of it.)
Important question please! Would the hike to the falls and back be acceptable for a child? Will be visiting California soon with my daughter and I am trying to decide if I should go here or not.