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Canyon Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 430' 131 m
Descent: -70' -21 m
High: 1,892' 577 m
Low: 1,533' 467 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

A gradual climb up Placerita Canyon.

John McKinney

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

Canyon Trail connects the Nature Center Area and the Walker Ranch Area parking lot via a 2.1-mile long path.

From the Nature Center parking lot and the Main Trailhead, head east on Canyon Trail which follows Placerita Creek up the canyon. Willows, oaks, sycamore, and alder shade the path and the banks of the creek. In a little over a mile, the trail splits, stay right to continue on Canyon Trail.

Around 1.9 miles, there are two trails off to the right heading south; the one further west is Los Pinetos Trail and the one to the east is Waterfall Trail. Canyon Trail ends at the parking lot for the Walker Ranch Area.

This path can be a little rugged in places and crosses Placerita Creek several times. There is a natural oil seep where "white oil" bubbles up out of the ground.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

Willow, oak, sycamore, and alder.
Placerita Canyon is a sanctuary for native plants and wildlife.

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Standing Together: Wildflower pals in Placerita Canyon.
Aug 7, 2017 near Santa C…, CA
Canyon Trail.
Aug 7, 2017 near Santa C…, CA
Canyon Trail
Aug 7, 2017 near Santa C…, CA
Canyon Trail
Aug 7, 2017 near Santa C…, CA

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