Vazquez Rocks Trail

MODERATE 166 reviews
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Vazquez Rocks Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Clarita, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
521 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

8 days ago

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16 days ago

Great quiet hike. Plenty of trail options to circle Vasquez Rocks... please do not litter. Picked up a couple plastic bottles...

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1 month ago

It's definitely an excuse for a hike. The Vasquez rocks area has some cool geological formations, cave paintings, great film history, and a labyrinth of trails to explore. Desert landscape isn't much to look at and a good portion of the area is "charmed" by the sound of the 14 Freeway. Little to no shade on any of the trails and the fact that it gets blazing hot makes sunscreen a must. There is some elevation gain depending on how you take the trails, but nothing strenuous. Running through the middle of the park is a little over 2 miles of the PCT that can be explored. If you enjoy being in the wilderness, proximity to civilization (and the freeway in particular) may make this one less enjoyable. However, it's still a good place to get out on a trail for a couple hours. ... oh, and watch your step. Horse poo everywhere.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

So much fun! Love climbing Vazquez rocks.

1 month ago

Very nice geological features and some archeological cave paint.

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2 months ago

Love this one. I usually go to the cave. Last time I went, I went off trail. Two helicopter rescues here when for the hike. Areas were steep at times but nothing too crazy. Was with 6 year old and she I made it through with a smile

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2 months ago

Vasquez rocks park is a pretty fascinating formation of sedimentary rocks that are sitting at ~45degs. Lots of caves and interesting formations. One negative is that this place gets busy and there are lots of horse trails which means horse crap all over the wider trails. Also the site is a maze of small trails going every possible way ....and thay are not marked, so without a gps or phone app it's easy to just wander around on trails without knowing where you are going or if you are on a trail that will actually get you somewhere. Overall pretty cool but bring lots of water as it gets hot with no shade, and bring your gps or phone for a map of the trail maze.

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3 months ago

Two heli rescues today- be safe out there!

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