The late fall and winter months are a beautiful time to hike in Santa Clarita. The temperature cools down but the sun continues to shine. Here are the best places to explore.
This 130-acre park offers more than hiking. There are baseball diamonds, playing fields, and even a community garden. But if you’d like an easier stroll, take a walk (or run or bike) along the 3.1 mile cross country trail.
East Walker Ranch
These 140 acres started out as a piece of the Walker family’s land in the early 1900s. What they left behind is now touted as one of the most beautiful plots of land in the area. It’s been largely untouched, so you’ll see things like old troughs here and there as you hike one of three trails, ranging from easy to difficult.
Elsmere Canyon was once acclaimed as the world’s largest landfill. Now it’s a popular place to hike, bike, or go horseback riding. Expect to see lots of wildlife, too, like foxes, skunks, and badgers.
Haskell Canyon Open Space
This stunning open space has a little of everything—grasslands, steep hills, and breathtaking views. There aren’t any trails yet, though there are plans for them in the future. For now, it’s fun to explore the 526-acre canyon on your own whim.