Los Angeles: Wood-Mathis Canyon Loop

Wander through old ranching claims now covered with sage scrub and oak woodlands to ridgeline views of Catalina Island and the Santa Ana Mountains on this 10.8-mile loop.
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Wander through old ranching claims now covered with sage scrub and oak woodlands to ridgeline views of Catalina Island and the Santa Ana Mountains on this 10.8-mile loop.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 12.5

Waypoints

WMC001

Location: 33.551685333252, -117.72038269043

Trailhead; follow paved road into obvious canyon

WMC002

Location: 33.5444755554199, -117.727508544922

Straight at 4-way onto Aliso Canyon Trail

WMC003

Location: 33.541202545166, -117.737670898438

R @ 3-way T onto Wood Canyon Trail

WMC004

Location: 33.5550537109375, -117.741073608398

R @ 3-way Y

WMC005

Location: 33.5748710632324, -117.748268127441

R @ 3-way Y

WMC006

Location: 33.5791168212891, -117.747283935547

L @ 3-way Y onto Cholla Trail, then immediate L onto Ridge Trail

WMC007

Location: 33.5776443481445, -117.754951477051

R @ 3-way Y

WMC008

Location: 33.5636329650879, -117.757598876953

L @ 3-way T onto Mathis Trail; continue R, out and back, to Top of the World viewpoint

WMC009

Location: 33.5574798583984, -117.745552062988

L @ 3-way Y; quick R @ 3-way T to Dripping Cave

WMC010

Location: 33.5514488220215, -117.74388885498

Take side path to Dripping Cave, then return to main trail to continue

WMC011

Location: 33.5502166748047, -117.74146270752

R @ 3-way T onto Wood Canyon Trail; return to car park