Explore the most popular horseback riding trails near Newhall with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

There is no waterfall on this trail; that is the OTHER Whitney Canyon trail. This one follows the Santa Clara Truck Trail up to the summit of Los Pinetos, which is mainly occupied by radio towers. By all means hit the summit, but I would suggest going just past the spur to the summit, to Wilson Saddle. There are picnic benches and toilets there, a much more pleasant place to stop and rest.

We hiked it, but it is probably more fun as a MTB route. Long, steady ascent on an old road grade, with views that change slowly. No shade on this route, so plan accordingly.

Fair with nice shade.

A little noisy this morning from the gunshots at the shooting range, but still a nice little hike with the wildflowers in bloom. I still get a kick hiking up and seeing all the big cone spruce.

Walked the Fox and Coyote Loop today. While not necessarily more interesting than the City Loop described here, it has the benefit of a steep climb for a better workout.

Beautiful & green (in April). You’re close to neighborhoods but feel a large sense of solitude.

I think I went the wrong way, trails aren’t exactly marked. It was more of a nature walk than a hike. The waterfall at the end was neat but I don’t recommend letting your dog up there if you bring one. It was not easy or safe getting my 55lb Shepherd mix back down.

4 months ago

A bit dull as a hike, this route is perhaps best used as a beginner MTB trail. We know the wildlife appreciates this corridor -- we saw a coyote and a couple of deer today -- but the views are only ok, for example trail's end looking onto a Kohl's parking lot.

Loved all the trees. The kids loved all the tall grass.

Easy hike to a small seasonal waterfall. You can make it somewhat harder with some easy scrambles up rocks to go further up the canyon, but if you have small kids or a dog, the first waterfall is a good place to stop and splash around.

Been hiking this beautiful trail for at least two years now, after heavy rains the waterfalls and streams are amazing .. A few weeks back I saw a mountain lion about 50 feet in front of me .. Seen plenty of deer and signs of cougars but this was my very first encounter.. so be Careful , keep dogs on leash and kids very close ...

Decent short loops if you're in the area. Interesting views of oil pump jacks and pipelines on the "Clean Energy Trail."

6 months ago

This is a nice and easy hike.. easy enough to carry my toddler most of the way! If you go past the wide path it does get a little rockier, it is mostly nicely shaded, there are nice areas to picnic. Also, a little bug repellant wouldn't hurt ;)

Good hike. Be sure to wear a hat or sunglasses.

Love this trail to the Waterfalls; hiked this trail 3 times, the last time I did it solo. Too bad it’s closed for now.

The area is very dry. Greeted by radio towers the path quickly goes into the mountains. At the top it leads to a couple of forks in the road. there is also a bathroom, tables, and a circular structure.

on Quigley Canyon Open Space Trail

8 months ago

Nice small trail loops. Low impact hills with some scenery nestled within the city. Kiddo and dog friendly.

Making it to the towers and back is a rush. Love this hike!

The placerita to waterfall trail still is "closed" but easy to access behind a makeshift fence. There was a tiny bit of water flowing in the riverbed about half way up, enough to make one part of the trail pretty thick with vegetation. Since the trail is closed and has no maintenance activity and low traffic it is starting to get a bit overgrown in a few places in the canyon section. Still a great hike with lots of shade. Very few people on the trail and I got to see some blue birds, lots of lizards and a deer.

The "Heritage" trail was a very short paved walk to a tree. The trail on the map is something else that is closed due to the wildfires last year. Very misleading.

10 months ago

Nice alternative to Towsley loop.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

loved this trail. tons of shade from all the trees. very quiet and peaceful.

Park all the way at the end of Cleardale St, you'll see the Quigley Canyon Open Space sign at the end. Park on the right hand side, away from the house on the left. The owner of that house is Joseph, super nice guy. He sold a chunk of that land for the open space, knows everything about it and will come and happily greet you if he spots you. This open space is made up of various short loops and a few lookout points at the tops of the hills. It's pretty exposed for the most part, some scattered oak trees here and there. It made for a pleasant morning hike with my 5 year old. On Coyote Loop, there's a small oak grove with a picnic area situated on the concrete foundation of the original building that used to be there. If you're looking for a challenging hike, this isn't the place. But if you want to get out and hike some hills for an hour or so, it's a nice spot. Great for little ones.

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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Lots of climbing if you have the legs you do find

This has been my favorite trail so far. Although it is not mentioned here there have been sightings of big prey. I myself heard growling when walking this trail, when my husband and dog walked ahead of me and I was by myself.

When you actually can find the place, there's no parking. Big waste of my time.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fun hike.
A lot of the trail is in the shade with a little waterfall at the end.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

absolutely beautiful trail. recommend for easy hiking. really good for trail running.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Awesome hike about 40min. in to a waterfall. Beautiful!

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