Wilson Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Los Angeles, California. It is within Angeles National Forest. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 1,509 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,655 feet. Near the end of the trail are restrooms.
Wilson Canyon Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"Oak woodlands, an alder-lined creek and commanding San Fernando Valley vistas are some of the attractions of Wilson Canyon Park. Situated just above Sylmar, the park offers some short hikes plus a connection to the trail system in adjoining Angeles National Forest. The canyon is named for Benjamin Davis “Don Benito” Wilson, merchant, landowner, civic leader, as well as Los Angeles mayor from 1851 to 1852. Obviously, this Angeleno’s name is far better known upon Mt. Wilson and its summit observatory than it is for an obscure canyon on the far fringe of the San Fernando Valley. Wilson Canyon was purchased by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and opened as a park in 1996, thus saving it from the fate of other nearby foothill canyons that have become dumpsites and suburbs. The state agency added a new park entry road and trailhead parking area."
--John McKinney, Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster).
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