Turnbull Canyon Trail

MODERATE 369 reviews

Turnbull Canyon Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Whittier, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
731 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

I've done this hike in the past, not too bad. What the heck has Whittier done though? I went up there on Monday & they've roped off the trailhead parking & everywhere within a mile in the neighborhoods is permit parking. Where the heck are you supposed to park?

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike beautiful views. On a clear day like yesterday you could see the ocean and boats. On a bad note Dog poop everywhere it seems like pet owners are not cleaning up after them.

1 month ago

Great trail. But no nearby parking.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was just made a Preserve, so only open 9-5, making it a better trail for cooler weather. Ranger will make you leave if you head out prior to 9. As many others have stated, lots of trash and dog poo. Don't screw it up for those of us that actually appreciate the beauty of nature; pack it out! That being said, it's a good little calf burner with fantastic views from the water tower. PSA... if you're thirsty, so is your dog. Saw lots of people unprepared to hydrate their 4 legged friends!

2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Get there early! Arrived at 0545 on a Friday and lot was 95% full. Moderate trafficked trail up and back to water tower lookout. Pleasant morning views of dew/fog lifting and sunrise. However, I could do without other hikers playing music on their walks...unplug, breathe, listen to your heart beating and enjoy your surroundings. It's been a year since my last hike (out of shape) and I felt this was easily doable. I'll probably do again.

trail running
6 months ago

frist time it was good

mountain biking
6 months ago

I was on the trail yesterday with my E bike,. In my 20 years of biking the trail i had never seen it so full of people. I dont worry about parking cause im local but for those that do worry about parking...good luck my friend. (dont let that stop you). It was an epic ride and im glad the see the trail so active.

6 months ago

Really enjoy this trail. Pretty good for an active rest day. Takes about an hour and a half. Parking is horrible tho. We have to park on Beverly when the little lot is full because the blocks closer to it are permit parking only. Other than parking, I love this trail.

6 months ago

It was a good time!

hiking
6 months ago

Always a great feeling getting to the water tower!

hiking
6 months ago

I definitely would do it again. Well maintained. This trail is actually a fire road so the road is fairly wide. Lots to see. Be careful I saw lots of poison oak. Remember- Leaves of three let them be, leaves of five gets u high

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail. It's mostly an incline with a few leveled parts to the trail. Take a lot of water!

7 months ago

Great views, easy trail. It's even paved (though in really horrible condition) part of the way.

7 months ago

Easy hike

hiking
8 months ago

Great view!

8 months ago

Good for a hike close to home. Decent quick practice for something bigger. Not incredibly "natury", lots of graffiti, lots of foot traffic with blasting radios.

hiking
8 months ago

Very very limited parking. Only about 7 spaces for people. If you park anywhere else you will get a ticket. Neighborhood is permit only. Asshole park ranger/ sheriff was not helpful and was handing out tickets left and right. I will not becoming back. Didn't even get a chance to hike because of no parking.

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome hike

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