Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near La Canada Flintridge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

More of a walk, not a hike.

Nice hike, very steep at some points. Way too short.

Nice trail, moderate shade. Beautiful views of La Canada and the mountains. Be mindful that this trail is shared with many mountain bikers.

Don’t get confused with “ campgrounds” it’s a homeless encampment near the only restroom. Was so irritating to get halfway down just to figure out what was going on.

This walk was chill. Nothing special. Super easy. Brought my dogs.

If ur looking for a quick, incline hike this is the one!

Relaxing hike! Nice trails

Had a great hike, though the published trail was not my favorite part. There were a lot of sections of road, which weren't as much fun. But if you look for them, you can find opportunities for side trails that parallel the road, or even walk the creek bed itself for a while. Watch out for snakes, and poison oak which is prevalent in the area.

But my favorite part, was taking the trail up to Paul little picnic area, on my return. I took the side trail from the campground heading north. I only went up to Paul Little (about a mile), but I'm going to come back and explore the rest of that trail another time. The trail was narrow, winding, and beautiful. Veer to the left, and continue past the Paul Little picnic area when you find it - just a little farther up is a dam with a waterfall. A great spot to stop and refresh yourself. Check out Gould Mesa Road for that hike.

I enjoyed the hike, especially once we walked down to the stream. In the beginning, and end you walk amongst huge power lines and even a power plant. Once you walk down the first mile beyond the power lines, it is shady and is a nice rolling walk. But when you turn around to come back to your car it is a steep 1 mile climb with virtually no shade. You can access the same area without the power lines and steep descent and ascent by taking the Brown Mountain Ken Burton Loop.

it was a beautiful hike lots of trees and a creek relaxing fun.

Took my kids for a Sunday funday and we had the most
amazing time... so coming back..

Beautiful garden.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I must be an idiot because this was confusing as heck. Couldn't find the beginning of this trail from Cherry Canyon Motorway so I drove to Woodfield Road and started from there. That stroll was pretty interesting. You go under the 210 and then out of a tunnel. Then it's like, what? Where do you go? So I walk around to try and figure it out. There's a tunnel to your right on the other side of the Devils Dam sign. Go through there and then walk down and past the swings and you're there.

Wouldn't necessarily call this a hike, but was really interesting.

Did this hike with my 7 year old. We loved it, streams and wooded area to explore. However, we were very skeptical when we first arrived, from Hwy 2 (parking along side the road parking) no signs, you need to follow the utility road next to the electrical stations, the road turns into a fire road. I was very hesitant to go down and almost turned around, but after a mile we came across the camp. We saw a family of dear and plenty of stream crossings, great hike! Again, amazed such that places exist so close to a major city

Great place! I bought a pass so I can come here to jog and get away from the city. The fresh air scented with pines is fantastic here!!

This trail is appropriate for old men like me.I walk there almost everyday.Thank you creating all the hiking trails

we did this today.. great for kids. lots of nature to see. glad to see some water in the creeks, made more enjoyable.

A good short trail with a bit of elevation and great views.

Fun, easy hikes with great views of La Canada and surrounding areas. Good hike for the family.

Easy. Whoever gave this a moderate is crazy. Nothing hard at all. A few quick assents, but, for the most part, fire roads.

Monday, May 16, 2016

It was an easy hike, just really exposed for the majority of the time, so bring water and wear sunscreen. Dog friendly (which is awesome) and horse friendly (which is what I didn't like about it because there were massive piles of horse dung all along the trail). Once you go through the tunnel, there's a gate that is typically locked with a no trespassing sign, so go down the trail and take a right along the dried creek to get to the gate. Don't go under the bridge, because that's a different trail and I'm not sure where it leads. It's pretty cool. I'd recommend it.

nice refreshing walk. not difficult. nice views.

Good little hike. Nice view. And lots of different paths to choose from. I've done it twice and would definitely do it again.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Nice walk. A little difficult to find which is great. My friend and I were the only people at the rock. I wish they would clear the brush a little better. Pretty soon the path will be very difficult to find and get through. Other than that, it was nice and did get a little creepy after playing with the echoes from the wash behind the gate. The echoes are unlike any other tunnel or echo producing structure. The vibes were a little intense.

Overall nice short hike for taking dog. Good views at top. Not busy during week. Parts of trail washed out and uneven.

Great trail. Loads of options to make the hike more extensive and challenging. Some shade but a lot of exposed trail. Looks like there are some nice single tracks for mountain biking. Trail is dusty and there are some rocky areas so wear good trail runners.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Fun easy walk under bridges, through tunnels. Massive man-made concrete structures hidden in the trees. Lots of little secret paths leading to ??? secret adventures.

It's a great family friendly trail. Well maintained.

I really liked this little haven. I went twice already. It looks sketchy hiking in threw the angles crest direction. But I seen many park over night with no wilderness pass and got no ticket. How ever I wouldn't recommend it. Lots of shade .. Even in the drought there is water. Drops into a campground and if you follow through it ll drop you off nearly next to JPL. Lots of spots to explore.. Campsite super small.. 5 sites I think... There's bears, cougars.. These are the San Gabriel mountains so be cautious..

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