Trail Canyon Trail

Angeles National Forest, California

Elevation Gain4,020ft
Trailhead Elevation4,867ft
Elevation Min/Max1984/4867ft
Elevation Start/End4867/4867ft

Trail Canyon Trail

Trail Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within Angeles National Forest. It is 5.1 miles long and begins at 4,867 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,020 feet. The Tom Lucas Trailcamp camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: North Trail Canyon Road and Condor Peak Trail.

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Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"When soaking rains come, Trail Canyon’s normally indolent flow becomes a lively torrent. After tumbling through miles of rock-bound constrictions and sliding across many gently inclined declivities, the water comes to the lip of a real precipice." Read more
Best Dog Hikes Southern California (Falcon Guides)
Linda and David Mullally
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"A short stretch of graded dirt road in the Angeles National Forest drops you at the head of a scenic riparian canyon flanked by sandstone walls, sage, and chaparral yucca. The trail crosses several seasonal creeks before the mellow climb to a projection overlooking a dramatic seasonal waterfall. The Angeles National Forest rises up above Sunland, one of the older communities north of Los Angeles. One minute you are crossing residential intersections and the next you are driving in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mountains’ steep, rocky chararral slopes. The Angeles National Forest was established in 1892 and covers about 700,000 acres. Elevations range from 1,200 to more than 10,000 feet." Read more
Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books)
Casey Schreiner
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"Looking for a rugged hike away from the crowds and sun? How about one that ends at a waterfall that you can sit on top of during warmer months? Trail Canyon is one of those hidden gems of the San Gabriel Mountains-one whose minor inconveniences mean you can feel like you have the entire mountain range to yourself." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: San Fernando Valley (Falcon Guides)
Deke Williams
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"A year-round waterfall is somewhat rare in the hills surrounding the Valley, especially one as large and accessible as Trail Canyon Falls. This pleasant hike up a stream-lined canyon to the majestic 50-foot waterfall serves as a great introduction to the hiking found within the Angeles National Forest." Read more

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Trail Information

Angeles National Forest
Nearby City
Angeles National Forest
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles River Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Sunland
Local Maps

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Dec 2018