Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Trail

California

Distance5.6mi
Elevation Gain2,959ft
Trailhead Elevation862ft
Top2,114ft
Elevation Min/Max860/2114ft
Elevation Start/End862/862ft

Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Trail

Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Ventura County and Los Angeles County, California. It is within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It is 5.6 miles long and begins at 862 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,959 feet. This trail connects with the following: Morgan Trail, East Las Virgenes Canyon Trail, Albertson Motorway, Sheep Corral Trail, North Las Virgenes Canyon Access Road and Las Virgenes Canyon Trail Connector.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: San Fernando Valley (Falcon Guides)
Deke Williams
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"Enjoyable hiking over rolling, grass-covered hills awaits those who visit the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve. Rich with history, the preserve signifies the victorious outcome of a hard-fought struggle against the land-development project known as Ahmanson Ranch. This hike is a loop composed of four different trails that combine to offer a great introduction to the area and is suitable for the whole family." Read more
Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"Upper Las Virgenes Canyon is one of those places where you can make the sight and sound of a huge metropolitan area simply disappear after a short drive from a major freeway and only a few minutes’ walk. The area even seems removed from the flight paths of major aircraft." Read more
Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"The view alluded to in this trail’s name is the upper drainage of Las Virgenes Creek, a tributary of Malibu Creek whose tentacles reach north into the Simi Hills west of the San Fernando Valley. The trail climbs through a varied landscapes consisting of grassland, chaparral, oak woodland, and a touch of riparian woodland." Read more

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Trail Information

Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
SMMC
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min Malibu Beach
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Dec 2018