Wilson Canyon Trail

MODERATE 67 reviews

Wilson Canyon Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sylmar, 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.

2.8 miles
705 feet

dogs on leash



horseback riding

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers




over grown



4 days ago

this hike was not that great not a lot of scenery and not a lot of shade but the panoramic view would have been nice if there wasn't fires all over the place

2 months ago

Lots of dog and horse poop everywhere. Very dirty trail. I parked on the street for free. Definitely glad that I didn't pay $5 to do this hike. One of the worst hikes that I've done in Southern California. I won't be back.

3 months ago

Started hiking from the street to the saddle back trail, it was really nice! only minutes from civilization but it doesn't feel like it once your going through the mountains, very peaceful!

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5 months ago

Great trail run

11 months ago

I really enjoy this trail because I barely ever see anyone else and it's a constant gradual incline almost the entire time. There's a part where the trail goes right to the street and that's where I park along the curb.

Friday, April 28, 2017

There are not many wildflowers on this hike. The grasses by the lookout have turned brown now. Parking is free on the street but you can pay $5 to the iron ranger right after the gate and park closer if you want a shorter hike with less incline.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nice evening hike. Just be sure to park on the street. Everything is beautiful and green. Not many people on a weekday evening hike.

Friday, March 10, 2017

no trees nor shade. at least it's quiet and the mountains are a pretty green

Sunday, March 05, 2017

A really good hike with mountain side views and Sylmar city view. We did it in approximately 2 hours with several short stops at lookout points

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Nice easy hike, moderate not hard as described. Great for a light workout!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

It was moderate, not hard, but there is some sand for awhile as the trail which can be tiring. It was cool though. Saw a couple of people riding horses around the area. Views were ok. Not a lot of people hiking it.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

This is a short, nice hike. No steep hills. Just take a bottle of water and hiking or tennis shoes.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

We are having problems with the description of level of difficulties in this app. Descriptions are off in too many cases, and this trail is a good example.
This is a "moderate" trail at best, definitely not "hard" as described in this App. It starts somewhat steep but then becomes flat and easy. The hike thru the canyon was fun and easy.
The trail is relatively short, less then 3miles and it took us about an hour to complete, with many stops.
At the highest point of the trail, before you decent into the canyon, keep on walking for another 10 min to the best vista point of the SFV, not to be missed.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

moderate...don't recommend to beginners

Sunday, July 17, 2016


mountain biking
Friday, June 17, 2016

short but fun. I exploring MBT if any one can share trails 5mil + i will appreciate it.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Nice little hike to get the blood pumping

Friday, April 29, 2016

Great hike, great work out. Several different paths to follow. Pretty steep at times.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Not a bad trail it's easy and family friendly. There are some homeless men around the area but seem harmless they have never bothered us. Pretty cool artifact in the gorge toward the top. You will see an old what looks like a late 1950's dump truck down there. All and all a nice short hike.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

I lover this place. Been going with my family since I was maybe 7 or 8 years old. Right now, the beginning of spring is my favorite time to go. Just took my wife and kids today and it was beautiful. No water flowing in the creek like usual though. Getting to the falls isn't too bad of a hike. Once and awhile you will run into a few homeless people Camped near the water fall, never had a problem but just be cautious.

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