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Placerita Canyon Nature Center

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“snakes”(6 reviews)
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19152 Placerita Canyon Rd, Newhall, CA 91321-3213
+1 661-259-7721
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

My husband and I visit Placerita Canyon Nature Center very often. We love to watch the birds and the shows. The staff, volunteers, and rangers are well informed and always ready to answer all the questions we may have.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This place has it all. Lots of trails, animal show and family hike on Saturday. The docents are well informed. The park rangers are always ready to help.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 199denny
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This was my husband’s favorite place as a child so we make a point to visit whenever we are in town. They have a lot of different hiking trails to choose from. We only took the hillside trail up to the water tower where you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 561laurim
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Headed up to Placerita Canyon Nature Center a few weeks ago for a hike with our neighbors. I loved seeing all of the young families looking at the animals at the center and enjoying the outdoors. Very relaxing place with birds to view, hikes, and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Merry G
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Location is off the beaten path. The property contains some native birds and mammals as well as snakes. Note the surrounding area was consumed by fire a year ago. Sad but it makes for interesting viewing.

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank 1kenny
Reviewed 7 September 2017

As a full-time toddler father, I try to get my son out of the house at least once a day. We're always looking for new things to do as I have to admit I get bored just going to a park everyday. Placerita Canyon Nature...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Bostonsavatage
Reviewed 27 June 2017

To beat the heat we visited early on a Saturday morning before the Nature Center building was open (9am-5pm). Quite a few people were there enjoying the hiking trails, although 2-3 of them were closed. The website advertised a wheelchair-accessible trail to the Oak of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We were looking for a fun place to take our 2 year old grandson that is always on the go. It was a 90+ degree day and knew it had to be an indoor activity. The nature center was the perfect place for him. It...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank lovetorun96
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My husband brought me here on a surprise date. Beautiful Natural area with plenty of hiking and some history behind it. Gold was discovered here first in 1842 Loved the murals on the walls along the path to the oak. It really is a lovely...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Darin_and_Christi
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We are seniors and still enjoy getting out and taking a hike. Multiple trails here for the novice to the experienced. Is dog friendly and okay for the young ones on the easier trails. The Nature center itself has some live animals and snakes to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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27 December 2018|
Response from 199denny | Reviewed this property |
Yes on the trails, but not in the museum and classroom.
21 November 2018|
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Response from 199denny | Reviewed this property |
There is a picnic area with probably fifteen picnic tables under shade of oak trees. Plenty of parking close by. On Saturdays at 11 o'clock they have a family walk and at 1 o'clock there is a live animal show. Great for... More
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15 January 2017|
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