Whitaker Peak Lookout

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Whitaker Peak Lookout is a 9.4 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, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1617 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

trail running
24 days ago

Not bad once you get past the fire road and reach the first tower. After that it’s nice trail running with views of pyramid lake at a distance. I brought both my dogs but I don’t recommend for dogs. Keep them at home this terrain isn’t good for their paws. Remember you have shoes on and this trail is long. The further in you go the rockier it gets. Have fun, be safe and keep it clean out there!

hiking
2 months ago

While I love poking at the fringes of the Sespe Wilderness, I thought this trail -- about 3/4 of it paved asphalt -- was a bit dull, despite the nice view of Piru Creek and Lake from the lookout. If you're traveling to get here, I would suggest Slide Mountain or Townsend Peak (listed in Alltrails as Canton Canyon) instead.

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Good , try early morning when it's cool and breezy

hiking
13 days ago

recorded Whitaker Peak Lookout

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