Wilson Canyon Trail

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Sylmar, California

Wilson Canyon Trail is a 4.5 kilometer heavily 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.

Distance: 4.5 km Elevation Gain: 215 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

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no shade
over grown
19 hours ago

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over grown
13 days ago

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off trail
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Did this hike 2 years ago. I went back today as I was looking for a short 3 to 4 mile hike. Today was the perfect day in regards to weather, clear skies and the beautiful fluffy white clouds adorned this awesome trail. You do have to walk up a paved road to get to the dirt trail, but it is well worth it! I recommend hiking this trail during winter months. This side of town is way too hot during the summer time. Sunsets here are sooooo amazing too!

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muddy
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

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bugs
over grown
6 months ago

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bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
7 months ago

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9 months ago

Was looking for a quick hike by my place. Nice little outing. A little overgrown on the far side and some construction noise on the front. Would recommend going in the morning before it’s too hot.

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bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
9 months ago

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Mon Apr 29 2019

I just parked on the street and walked up the concrete to get to it, it has some really beautiful parts to it but a lot of the shrubbery was overgrown and you can get lost easily. There are a lot of smaller trails that branch off so be careful and do some research ahead of time to be sure you know where you’re going. Overall it was a really nice length for a nice morning hike! Just watch out for dog and horse poop, the trail is narrow!

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over grown
rocky
Thu Apr 11 2019

So you have to walk a paved road to get to the trail head so just park on the street. Trail is easy to find and enjoyable. At the end it definitely shares a road with horses so be careful where you step! ☺️☺️

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Sun Feb 17 2019

Scenic trail which offers a lovely view of mountains and surrounding city. Dirt trail with minimal overhead canopy with gradual inclines and declines. Saw a few coyotes and a variety of birds.

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muddy
no shade
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rocky
Mon Feb 11 2019

Nice moderate trail. Plenty of rocks. Slightly muddy. Not heavily populated on a Monday afternoon.Free street parking. You’ll run into some residents with their dogs or horse. Good mountain bike trail.

Sun Sep 30 2018

This is a lovely trail, is best in an autumn afternoon when the sun is not too hot but soothing with a gently breeze , great view of the city If you are complaining because there too much poop maybe you should stay at home

Thu Aug 16 2018

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

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Fri May 25 2018

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.

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