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There was an idiot on the trail smoking a cigar. LAFD almost has Saddleridge fire contained and this idiot has a cigar on a hiking trail nearby. Other than that, great hike!

hiking
2 days ago

I left the recording on till we got to Glendale. I would have liked to take more time to explore and take pictures. Easy hike

hiking
over grown
rocky
washed out
3 days ago

So the front half of this trail going to the left is open and an actual trail on another map. The back half of this is NOT accesseable as the mountain trail has washed out and it’s a drop off.

hiking
no shade
3 days ago

Easy trail with only a couple of inclines. Beautiful view of the area from the water tower. Dog and kid friendly. Will do it again.

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

That was STEEP! It's 1,000 vertical in the first 2 miles. This route is a great workout, but not for kids due to the steep rocky nature of the trail. Great views of Antelope Valley as you get up there, and better views once you top out along the ridge of the Sierra Pelona. You can see the Tehachapies, all the way to Rodgers Dry Lake at Edwards and the whole valley to the north. To the south you can see the Angeles Crest down into Acton and all the way to Santa Clarita.

hiking
bugs
over grown
8 days ago

Single track portion of trail is lightly overgrown. Some spots, no more than about 30 feet per section were pretty narrow with brush well over head high. Never made the summit due to bear encounter. First signs were about 15-20 sets of droppings on the trail with associated tracks. Further up the trail, there was an area of heavy brush with large trees where a creek is noted on the topo map. Carefully continued on with my head on a swivel as I was solo. On the trail, about 200 yards before me, near this treed area, there was a bear and her 2 cubs. I stopped to watch for a moment, realizing I was probably OK where I was with a light breeze in my face (breeze was blowing from the bears to me, so I suspected she wouldn't smell me, yet). It was at this time, Duh, that I decided to turn around and try another day, probably on a different route. Overall, the trail has very nice views of the Leona and eventually as you get higher, the Antelope Valleys. Bugs as expected. This is NOT a hike to do in shorts due to the overgrown portions of the single track. Fairly consistent, moderate climb. Little to no shade.

hiking
no shade
10 days ago

Good mostly fire road trail on the back end and it connects to the Haskell canyon trail. Great training run for the elevation and good views. Jsut know the end, or beginning if you go to the left isn’t mapped properly. Overall great run and good parking out front.

Part Edison access road part trail. Very pretty this time of year as fall is setting in. Didn’t make it to peak this time. Tired kids and time constraints prohibited. Next time we will get there. Still very nice! I can see where summer days would be challenging, little to no shade as far as we went.

hiking
over grown
10 days ago

You really have to watch the GPS and the trail map on this trail as it’s really overgrown and very easily overlooked. Case in point, my friend and I overlooked the trail coming back and ended up walking a good mile and a half out-of-the-way.Still a very amazing viewpoint when you get to the top.

there are so many different trails in this area you have to pay attention we were on Lost panitos Trail Pig Ranch trail and we ran into some Rangers watering plants up there and they gave us some other trails to go on but you better pay attention because we back tracked several times overall though it's a nice hike and there's several different entries all the way from placerita Canyon to Santa Clara Truck Trail

hiking
no shade
rocky
17 days ago

16 lizards.

Not much shade but that’s not the trail’s fault.

So many trails it’s easy to get lost but you will always end up back at the beginning! Not too many people and only wildlife we saw were a couple squirrels and lots of lizards. Lots of places to stop and sit in the shade and enjoy the beauty!

Probably my favorite trail in Santa Clarita. Start to the left and it’s a road most of the way then turns into a trail at eagle pass. Shade along the way if you are running in the morning and the canyon gets cold at the bottom. Views are amazing and trail only turns rocky and a bit washed out on the way down. Great for running, biking and hiking!

The short loop is a great easy trail and connects to others if you want to go longer.

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off road driving
muddy
24 days ago

This is a beautiful trail, you can stick to the main fire road, or you can challenge yourself. The views are fantastic, and you will find plenty of places to rest.

running
1 month ago

started at this trailhead, and back on to the main loop. Actually 5.7 miles RT. I drove a mile before I realized, I forgot to stop the recording.

It was definitely a fun trail. First time off roading in our Stock 19' Jeep Sahara

Beautiful scenery at Vasquez Rocks. If you come in the spring you can see California poppies and other wildflowers. The views never get old!

Wow! Lots of off-trails and very scenic. Bring water, has many cave-like cutouts that shade well. Rattlers where out and they were letting us know they were around. You can get easily turned around off of the main trail. The PCT runs through here so it was cool to hit that a little too. Has a few parking areas and I parked at the end of the road in, there were a few porta John's there. Trail was clean and obviously frequented. Beautiful rocks and scenery and my Dog loved the abundance of lizards, rabbits and snakes. Saw many owners with dogs and horses along with hikers and not a single biker. Will come back, wanna see the other half of the park and be prepared this time with enough water, ha.

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