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

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The Santa Clara River Trail is a nice bike path, but the Lost Canyon trailhead is not the best way to access it: limited parking, and for the first mile or so, no shade as it parallels the Antelope Valley Freeway.

off road driving
2 months ago

Tapia canyon road ended up having a ton of private property signs, ended up opting for Wayside Canyon road to the left instead, had an awesome time back there!

off road driving
2 months ago

all the trails after the paved road had private property signs and do no tresspass, were those legit? i though this was a public road. or is this a case of localism :(

off road driving
4 months ago

I did the last 5.8 miles of the trail. Trail averages 1.5 car widths wide, will plenty of turn offs if you needed to pass a vehicle.

The trail is very well groomed. I didn't touch 4WD the whole time. Any 2WD vehicle with good ground clearance could complete the trail. Great views, didn't see another person the whole time I was out there.

There is no cell service for about 30 minutes in any direction so be sure you download the map offline before you go.

walking
5 months ago

Paved trail that follows the south fork of the Santa Clara River. Lots of easy access from the nearby neighborhoods, a great way to get in exercise.

Nice easy paved path that follows San Francisquito Creek and crosses a vintage 1898 railroad bridge. Lots of connections to other paved trails. Best for cycling or jogging.

Temporarily closed between Avenue Tibbits and Newhall Ranch Road.

road biking
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Great of nature during my commute of group trip. Plenty of places to stop if need be!

So if you are looking to get outside and are really in a pinch, this will work for you. It is part of the Santa Clarita Paseo System. These are all paved paths along the Santa Clara River and it's tributaries. If you are riding your bike it is perfect and you really can go anywhere in the entire city. The down side is that if you are looking to get in a quick walk or hike, be ready for noise, bikes, dogs, trash, and everything else that comes with suburbia. The one saving grace is that the river is mostly undisturbed and filled with wildlife. There are small spots where you can take some single track use trails and poke around a bit. Sadly though when you do come across a group of curious rabbits like I did, there is some guy on a bike that comes flying by before you can get your camera out.

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