Los Angeles: Santiago Oaks Regional Park Loop

Escape cookie-cutter suburbia on this 4.5-mile hike or bike through a mix of soaring ridges, lush canyons, and remnants from the ranchero era.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.3



Location: 33.8209686279297, -117.7744140625

Parking area: Walk down to 3-way junction; proceed on Santiago Creek Trail (SCT)


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L @ 3-way Y onto SCT, then immediate R @ 3-way Y and return .2 mi. to car along lush bed of Santiago Creek


Location: 33.816951751709, -117.765830993652

Quick succession of turns: L @ Y, R @ next two Y’s up a singletrack, then follow main trail up rocky crest


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R @ 3-way Y staying on SCT until WPT 3, look for historic dam overlook on right


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Keep R @ next two junctions, staying on SCT through oak-shaded canopy


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At large open parking area, SCT leads L below spillway; note uplift of Rattlesnake Peak to W


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Keep straight on thin track to ridge, then traverse ridge across Robbers Peak and descend fire road to W


Location: 33.8255958557129, -117.763771057129

L @ 3-way Y; descend ridge flanked by rolling hills


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R @ 3-way Y onto Oak Trail, then another immediate R @ 3-way Y onto Wilderness Loop Trail; skirt shrub-lined banks of Santiago