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California Trails

Los Angeles, CA: Towsley Canyon to Wiley Canyon

Just 30 minutes from Los Angeles, this 6.2-mile loop in Ed Davis Park winds through two canyons and tops out on a ridge overlooking the Santa Clarita Valley.

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Explore the best-kept secret in the Los Angeles area—the trails at Ed Davis Park. This 6.2-mile loop winds through Towsley Canyon and switchbacks up a 2,500-foot ridge with unrivaled views of rugged mountains, vibrant lupine, and the Santa Clarita Valley rimmed by the San Gabriels. Drop into Wiley Canyon, then turn left on Canyon View Loop Trail for the 1.5-mile return trip.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 10.3

Waypoints

TOW001

Location: 34.357653, -118.556889

Hike west into Towsley Canyon.

TOW002

Location: 34.357378, -118.565676

Continue straight at the junction.

TOW003

Location: 34.35357, -118.578122

Bear left.

TOW004

Location: 34.352152, -118.579152

Bear left and begin a switchback climb.

TOW005

Location: 34.347069, -118.570354

Crest the route’s highpoint, then begin the descent into Wiley Canyon.

TOW006

Location: 34.345137, -118.56456

Turn left and head north up Wiley Canyon.

TOW007

Location: 34.352631, -118.560784

Turn left on Canyon View Loop Trail for the trip back to Waypoint 2. Turn right at Waypoint 2 and backtrack to the parking area.