Towsley Canyon Loop Trail

Santa Clarita, California 91381

Elevation Gain140ft
Trailhead Elevation1,373ft
Elevation Min/Max1372/1493ft
Elevation Start/End1373/1373ft

Towsley Canyon Loop Trail

Towsley Canyon Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Santa Clarita, California. It is 5.6 miles long and begins at 1,373 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 140 feet.

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Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster)
John McKinney
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"Conservationists have worked hard to create a 7,000-acre Santa Clarita Woodlands preserve within the Santa Susana Mountains. They made a good start with the preservation of part of Towsley Canyon, a tranquil retreat on the north side of the Santa Susanas, just out of sight and earshot of busy Interstate 5. The park in the canyon is named for former Los Angeles Police Chief and state Senator Ed Davis, who authored legislation funding the purchase of Towsley Canyon in 1989, and is administered by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. Stop at Sonia Thompson Nature Center, a small facility with nature and history exhibits." Read more
Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books)
Casey Schreiner
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"Featuring moderately challenging inclines, natural tar pits and asphalt, and a memorably tight canyon pass, this unique hiking experience is a fun and fascinating loop through an old oil field." Read more
Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"The Santa Clarita Woodlands Park, north of the arid San Fernando Valley and just east of Santa Clarita’s dry hills and valleys, encompasses a surprising assortment of strange geologic features and several amazingly lush canyons and north-facing hillsides. For 120 years, Chevron Corporation (formerly Standard Oil of California) owned this land, using it for oil production and limited grazing. Although Wilderness Press and the author have made every attempt to ensure that the information in this book is accurate at press time, they are not responsible for any loss, damage, injury, or inconvenience that may occur to anyone while using this book. You are responsible for your own safety and health while in the wilderness. The fact that a trail is described in this book does not mean that it will be safe for you. Be aware that trail conditions can change from day to day. Always check local conditions, know your own limitations, and consult a map." Read more

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Trail Information

Santa Clarita
Nearby City
Santa Clarita Woodlands Park and Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
Local Contacts
USGS Oat Mountain
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Dec 2018