Turnbull Canyon Trail

MODERATE 414 reviews

Turnbull Canyon Trail is a 4.1 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
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

views

7 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

A little hot for dogs, not very much shade. But a nice hike

23 days ago

nice

hiking
1 month ago

Really great trail. Good inclines which you will definitely feel once the heat starts working on you. Definitely bring some water. Perfect trail to toss on a weight vest and train your endurance.

Saw a few mountain bikes as well. Walked down the trail one of the bikers came up. If that's your thing I do not believe you would be disappointed.

Big negative is the parking. I parked on Beverly pretty far down until I did not see a sign that said "Permit Parking". Then I had to walk up Beverly to the entrance of Turnbull. Depending on your outlook you could just write it off as part of your hike that day.

Overall nothing wrong with the trail itself. Perfect moderate trail to break you into hiking tougher trails in the future. 4 stars only because of seemingly non-existent parking.

1 month ago

I love this trail on my bike man it’s so beautiful and you can get some amazing speed

hiking
2 months ago

parking is no good. nice medium trail

3 months ago

They open at 9am

hiking
4 months ago

first time hiking! im 250 lbs it was hot! i would stop frequently but i did it. cant wait to go back!!! make sure ti take water

hiking
4 months ago

DO NOT PARK AT START OF TRAIL! Myself and everyone else got a $51 citation. Other than that, great trail with alot of steep climbs and cool view at the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Really nice views & great workout, but as of last Saturday there was a lot of dog poop on the trail :(

4 months ago

Great views

5 months ago

pretty nice trials

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing view and great quick cardio work out.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful place to do hike and cardio training. But there's a big problem to find parking spot. The streets around have parking permit. I got ticket for $55

6 months ago

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
6 months 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.

7 months ago

Great trail. But no nearby parking.

hiking
7 months 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!

8 months ago

hiking
10 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
Sunday, June 18, 2017

frist time it was good

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

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.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

It was a good time!

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Always a great feeling getting to the water tower!

hiking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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
Sunday, May 21, 2017

hiking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

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

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Easy hike

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