Best trails in Palmdale

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Looking for a great trail near Palmdale, California? AllTrails has 30 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking 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 Saddleback Butte State Park or Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Claremont Hills Wilderness Park or Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park. Ready for some activity? There are 19 moderate trails in Palmdale ranging from 3.2 to 18 miles and from 2,775 to 8,018 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 Palmdale
Top trails (30)
#1 - Strawberry Peak via Colby Canyon
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
This trail starts in a dirt pull off on the left side shortly after the Switzer Falls pull off. Be sure to have your Angeles Crest Adventure Pass before you start out. The trail starts in a stream bedShow more
#2 - Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon Trail
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 37 m
Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon Trail is a 7.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Palmdale, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#3 - Colby Canyon, Strawberry Spur and Josephine Peak Loop
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
Colby Canyon, Strawberry Spur and Josephine Peak Loop is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palmdale, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. Show more
#4 - Mount Pacifico Loop Trail
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 6 h 21 m
Mount Pacifico Loop Trail is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palmdale, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#5 - Fall Creek Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Fall Creek Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palmdale, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking andShow more
#6 - Cooper Canyon via Cloudburst Summit
San Gabriel Wilderness
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
Cooper Canyon via Cloudburst Summit is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palmdale, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily Show more
#7 - Mt Hillyer via Silver Moccasin & Mt Hillyer trails
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
Mt Hillyer via Silver Moccasin & Mt Hillyer trails is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Palmdale, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail Show more
#8 - Strawberry Peak via Mountaineer’s Route
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 6 h 27 m
This hike starts out at the Colby Canyon trailhead.Show more
#9 - Pacific Crest Trail: Bouquet Canyon
Palmdale, California
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Pacific Crest Trail: Bouquet Canyon is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palmdale, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail ofShow more
#10 - Waterman Mountain Trail
Angeles National Forest
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Waterman Mountain Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palmdale, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbeShow more
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