Category: Santa Clarita Valley and Desert Gateway

Hikes in northwest L.A. County including the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys.

Kaweah Oaks Preserve

Location: Central valley, east of Visalia. From Highway 99, head east on Highway 198 for 14 miles. Turn left on Road 182 and follow it 0.5 mile. Park in a large dirt lot on the left side of the road. The preserve is open daily from sunrise to sunset (see link below for exact hours).…

Kaweah Oaks Preserve, Exeter, CA

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Mt. McDill

Location: Lincoln Crest, Bouquet Canyon Road, west of Palmdale. From the 14 Freeway in Palmdale, take the Palmdale Blvd. exit and head west for a total of 8.5 miles (Palmdale Blvd. becomes Elizabeth Lake Road). Turn left on Bouquet Canyon Road and follow it 3.3 miles. Just before the sign marking the entrance to the…

Mt. McDill, Palmdale, CA

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Weldon Motorway

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Vasquez Rocks

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Placerita Canyon

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Rice & East Canyons

Location:  Santa Susana Mountains, near Newhall and Valencia.  From the south, take Interstate 5 to Calgrove.  Take a left and follow Calgrove under the freeway and bear left onto The Old Road.  Drive 0.8 miles and the trail head will be on the right. From Valencia and the north, take I-5 south to the Calgrove exit.  Turn right, and…

East Canyon, Santa Clarita, CA

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