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Worsham Canyon Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Four miles up and back in Worsham Canyon in the Whittier Hills.


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3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

89%

Runnable

1,097' 334 m

High

532' 162 m

Low

631' 192 m

Up

631' 192 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

The trail is several hundred feet above the canyon floor. It has a gentle grade and zig zags through a half dozen side canyons.

Description

This run really makes me forget I'm in a big city. I saw a group of deer in here once. Worsham Canyon is really deep so you can't see much outside the canyon.

The trailhead is at the end of Philadelphia St. Take Philadelphia St. past Painter, through Whittier College, into the hills until it dead ends. Facing north you find a gated entrance. Just hop over.

This is the Worsham Canyon Spur. Go about 1/2 mile uphill to the junction with the Worsham Canyon Trail. Take the right fork on this trail. You’ll have about a mile of gentle switchbacks before you have to start climbing again. It’s a nice breather after the climb up. Head on up to the junction with the Skyline Trail: Turnbull - Hacienda. Turn around here and go back the way you came.

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Shared By:

Wayne Wilkinson

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  3.7 from 7 votes

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  3.7 from 7 votes
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#529

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The view along Worsham Canyon.
Feb 16, 2017 near Whittier, CA

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Jun 3, 2019
James Bargender
I really liked this one. You need to jump over the white gate where it says no trespassing to get to the trailhead. I saw a harmless snake and tons… 3.9mi
Sep 17, 2017
Ernesto Colín
It's ok. Gate says. I trespassing 3mi