Canyon Trail

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for 04/25/2019
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*** Please note: The Canyon Trail is temporarily closed due to fire and flooding.***

With multiple benches along the trail that enable visitors to stop and enjoy the scenery, Canyon Trail is ideal for a picnic or a short day hike. Most of the trail is nicely shaded, and an abundance of birds provide a pleasant soundtrack for wildlife-watching and relaxation. The trail begins at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center and winds up Placerita Canyon to the Los Pinetos and Waterfall trailheads.

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Secondary Access
End of Public Trail

Name: Canyon Trail
Length: 1.84 miles
Elevation Gain: 292 feet
Allowed Uses:

What You Might See

California Ground Squirrel
Otospermophilus beecheyi
Acorn Woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus
American Badger
Taxidea taxus
American Crow
Corvus brachyrhynchos
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
American Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus
Bigberry Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca
Bigcone Douglas Fir
Pseudotsuga macrocarpa
Bigleaf Maple
Acer macrophyllum
Black Mustard
Brassica nigra
Black Sage
Saliva mellifera
Lynx rufus
California Black Bear
Ursus americana
California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum
California Coffeeberry
Frangula californica
California Fuchsia
Epilobium canum
California Lilacs
Ceanothus spp.
California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica
California Quail
Callipepla californica
California Sagebrush
Artemisia californica
California Scrub Oak
Quercus durata
California Sycamore
Platanus racemosa
Canada Goose
Branta canadensis
Canyon Live Oak
Quercus chrysolepis
Coast Live Oak
Quercus agrifolia
Coastal California Gnatcatcher
Polioptila californica
Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter cooperii
Coulter Pine
Pinus coulteri
Canis latrans
Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja gleasoni
Jeffrey Pine
Pinus jeffreyi
Lupinus albifrons
Monkey Flower
Mimulus aurantiacus
Mountain Lion
Puma concolor
Artemisia douglasiana
Mule Deer
Odocoileus hemionus
Narrow-leaved Milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis
Poison Oak
Toxicodendron diverisloba
Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla
Red Tail Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis
Royal Beardtongue
Penstemon speciosus
Southern California Rufous-Crowned Sparrow
Aimophila ruficeps canescens
Striped Skunk
Mephitis mephitis
Sugar Pine
Pinus lambertiana
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Tricolored Blackbird
Agelaius tricolor
Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura
Virginia Opossum
Didelphis virginiana
Western Grey Squirrel
Sciurus griseus
White Alder
Alnus rhombifolia
White-tailed Kite
Elanus leucurus