Best trails in Castaic

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Looking for a great trail near Castaic, California? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Topanga State Park or Malibu Creek State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Griffith Park or Rustic Canyon Park. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Castaic ranging from 3.1 to 13.9 miles and from 1,541 to 4,622 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Castaic
Top trails (19)
#1 - Slide Mountain Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
An Adventure Pass is required for this trail. The map here has been changed to reflect the closed gate. The trail now starts at the closed gate, so the mileage listed is accurate for the whole out-anShow more
#2 - Castaic Lake Trail Loop via West Launch Ramp
Castaic Lake State Recreation Area
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
Castaic Lake is an interesting park. The lands are owned by State Parks, the recreational elements are run by Los Angeles County Parks and Rec., and the site is part of the State Water Project. The pShow more
#3 - Fish Canyon to Fish Canyon Narrows and Cienaga Campground
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
Fish Canyon to Fish Canyon Narrows and Cienaga Campground is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castaic, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#4 - Piru Creek Trail
Los Padres National Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Piru Creek Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castaic, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number oShow more
#5 - Warm Springs Mountain
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 13.1 mi • Est. 6 h 44 m
Warm Springs Mountain is a 13.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castaic, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#6 - Whitaker Peak Lookout
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 4 h 53 m
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, trShow more
#7 - Fish Canyon Trail to Atmore Meadows
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 22 mi • Est. 11 h 34 m
Fish Canyon Trail generally follows the bottom of the canyon from the old Cienaga car camp at the south end to Atmore Meadows at the north end.Show more
#8 - The Pianobox Prospect via Fish Canyon Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
The Pianobox Prospect via Fish Canyon Trail is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castaic, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trShow more
#9 - Piru Creek to Lake Piru
Los Padres National Forest
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Length: 19.3 mi • Est. 8 h 37 m
Piru Creek to Lake Piru is a 19.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Castaic, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a nuShow more
#10 - Castaic Canyon Road
Castaic, California
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
This route takes you on fire roads to views of the rarely visited Elderberry Forebay of Castaic Lake, as well as the Angeles Tunnel and Castaic powerplant. Be sure to respect the "No trespassing" signShow more
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