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Placerita Canyon Natural Area: Canyon and Waterfall Trails

You'll trace Placerita Creek, pass a natural oil seep, and visit a 15-foot waterfall on this easy-going 4.8-miler in Placerita Canyon Natural Area.

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Connect these two trails for a 4.8-mile (round-trip) hike that meanders along Placerita Creek and passes a natural seep where white oil bubbles from the ground. Roughly 1.6 miles in, turn right into Los Pinetos Canyon. Less than a mile later, stop for a photo-op at the 15-foot waterfall (seasonal) that pours down the rock walls, then backtrack to the trailhead.
Info: Placerita Canyon Natural Area

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.7

Waypoints

CAN001

Location: 34.377902, -118.467459

Trailhead

CAN002

Location: 34.376021, -118.443979

Turn right and follow Waterfall Trail into Los Pinetos Canyon.