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

hiking
11 days ago

Central Park is a great location if you are getting started on your fitness routine. There are a wide variety of trails, from flat, paved paths, to steep use trails that climb the hill. With so many options, you can customize the length and difficulty of your hike. And since Central Park is relatively small, it's virtually impossible to get lost!

hiking
11 days ago

Great climb of a prominent peak. It's a steep climb up the firebreak, or you can take a gentler route west from the parking area to the saddle, and then to Jupiter and Juno. Either way, you'll be rewarded with great views all around.

Está muy bonito todo

hiking
1 month ago

I took the Elder then Taylor trail from the big parking lot at the Towsley site and it took me to the small new parking lot near across the street from the freeway's towering concrete refinery machine on the Old Rd. Had to go down Old Rd a little to get back on the trail through another gate. Lupine flowers barely starting to sprout. Just green grass on the trail. If you want a peaceful shorter hike than the big view loop without the crowd, this is it. I will come back in a few more weeks to see if the hills will be covered in flowers, like last year.

It was nice. Very green with flowers. There was a rattle snake though, so that made me nervous for the rest of the hike. But besides that, it was a nice hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic views of mountins and oak woodlands in what was once slated to be the world's largest landfill. The views are only marred by high voltage lines in the first half, but the second half of the loop, following the Creek Trail, feels miles away from Hwy 14, which is not far away but out of earshot.

My 6 year old son and I tried this trail with my 78 year old mother. Mom did well up until she saw the portions that ran along the mountainside and then she decided to turn around. This morning, my son and I tried again. This time we made the entire loop. My son was very enthusiastic about our having found a trail he could complete in its entirety. If it wasn't for her fear of heights, I bet mom could have done the whole trail, too.

Worked out nice for a family walk. Old paved service roads and lots of birds and wild flowers.

I got list several times as it became very confusing. More signs need to be put up. Had to keep going to my hiking app to find my way around. It’s a doozy

Wonderful short hike within towsley canyon with beautiful views, a good quick up and around and down. Perfect for a quick trail run

hiking
3 months ago

I see people on this trail all the time when I am at this park and it looked basic...which is why I chose it to do my first night hike. Well I should have paid attention when others say this is not really a loop. You hike one trail till you find what looks to be a steep old firebreak. Then follow a series of use trails till you make your way to another established trail for the return. It is steep and somewhat confusing, but manageable...unless you are in the dark. Verdict-I had a blast, but not everyone's cup of tea

Great trail to do with little kids.

hiking
3 months ago

Not a loop so much as two different hiking experiences. Walking the loop clockwise, the first part is a relatively easy uphill walk on fire roads to the water tank; after that, it becomes something of a scramble down some fairly steep grades. The first part is dog-friendly, the second part can be challenging without a well trained dog.

I did not expect much from this trail being in the middle of such a developed area, but after a series of switchbacks you pass thru a small cut and find yourself in a secluded little valley. Several trails, lots of options, and lots to see. This place is great to go find some solitude without having to travel very far.

trail running
3 months ago

Pluses: Loop Trail, Varying Terrain kept it interesting , Nice ups and downs for a good workout, solid distance, nice views

Minuses: 2+ Miles of it is paved, not comfortable to run on in trail running shoes. Lots of off shoot confusing spots, had to keep looking at app map to make sure I was still on the trail, highways noise in certain spots.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is just all dry brush with no nice view or payoff. The elevation kicks in about a mile into the hike all at once so be prepared to go uphill around the halfway point.

Tons of dry brush and prickles ankle level so wear pants if you don't want your socks to be full of thorns.

trail running
4 months ago

The short loop is my go-to quick 30 minute (including stopping to take a photo here and there) get-my-heart-pumping trail run spot. In the spring its full of wildflowers! Its a perfect amount of up for cardio if you want it, but not so much that the kids get discouraged. Its a great trail to begin with for new hikers.

on Towsley Canyon to Oak Peak

6 months ago

Nice workout for your legs, lung, and heart. Great panoramic view at the end.

on Wildwood Canyon Trail

6 months ago

Nice empty trail with a consistent incline for a great cardio workout.

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty nice trail. If you hit a fire road, you are off-track. However, it is quiet and serene back there, so if you feel like it, you can go explore that way. Not much shade, and the path gets too hot for dog paws when it’s sunny. I have a feeling that it will be very pretty when the rains come.

hiking
10 months ago

Good warm up before hitting the Towsley Loop trail.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

A good hike with views of suburban neighborhoods and side mountain views, there's a slow elevation path up to give a good workout

hiking
Thursday, February 02, 2017

Very easy trail. You can see a good view of Santa Clarita "Saugus" area. When you are between the canyons it is dead silent. Not too crowded at all.

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Trail has nice views. We went after some heavy rains, but the mud was not too bad at the time. There was a lot of wind, as well.

I can imagine during the warmer months that this tail is occupied with many dirt bikers, as there are a great collection of jumps for them. It would be fun to come and see them perform.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Nice easy short hike although depending were you start from the first 1/2 mile up starting from the north east trailhead are steep 400 something gain. My favorite short hike close to were I live when I don't have time for a longer hike.

mountain biking
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Great trial for mountain biking! Would definitely recommend

*Known as Haskel Open Space Preserve

hiking
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Decent little trail in Santa Clarita. Seems to offer more to dirt bikers than anything. Nice view at top. Short easy loop, nothing too exciting. Worth it if you live nearby but I wouldn't travel far for this one.

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