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Placerita Canyon Nature Center

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Address: 19152 Placerita Canyon Rd, Newhall, CA 91321-3213
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If you're looking for an outdoor activity for yourself or your family here is an excellent location to consider. I took my two young grandsons here to get them away from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2015
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

If you're looking for an outdoor activity for yourself or your family here is an excellent location to consider. I took my two young grandsons here to get them away from electronic entertainment in exchange for some exercise, sunshine, and a little nature. Check the nature centers website for events and shows that are offered and presented by volunteers. Many... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

This free museum and nature trail/ picnic ground is a terrific place to spend a few hours on a nice day. Take half an hour in the museum, then get going on a pleasant, tree-shaded hike. Bring a picnic and water. And, don't forget your hat and sun block.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

This was a great little place to hike and see the Oak of the Golden Dream! Have fun! The parking is plentiful and lots of trails even to a waterfall!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

I saw the sign for the "Oak of Golden Dreams" off the 14. I wasn't looking for it but had time and decided to go check it out. Well, it lead me here to this park. I went for a nice hike on the Canyon Trail. Really great. There are a lot of times I felt I was all alone... More 

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Newhall, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

The fact is other than being able to be outside and away from all the loony people around the town of Santa Clarita there isn't that much going on out in the Boone Docks! Coyotes, Wild Dogs and tons of Bugs. Lets not forget the Lizards and Snakes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Whatever your worries are, walk & enjoy nature at its best, worries - they seem to just halt away. Gave us good heart rate & still love it!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

I hiked from the nature center to the waterfall at the end of the waterfall trail. The trails were easy and quiet. The canyon trail has a free downloadable mp3 audio tour (available on the Placerita Canyon Nature Center website) that has information about the flora, fauna, and some historical information on the trail. It is not shaded the entire... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

We visited Placerita Canyon last March for some birdwatching. We got to see the usual birds like the Acorn woodpecker, Nuttall's woodpecker, white breasted nut hatch, oak titmice, lesser goldfinch, black throated gray warbler and some hawks flying overhead. ....and these birds were seen just close to the picnic area. There was a field trip of school children so we... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I call Placerita Canyon my "church" for it is where I go to be in the natural beauty of the world and find some peace of mind. I hike there every Saturday morning with my dog, Emma. Because of the layout of the canyon, most of the basic Walker Ranch hiking path is in shade even in the heat of... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

I am new to hiking, and I go by myself most of the time. Before heading to any trail I do lots of research online to find out if a hike could be done solo. This place is it! First stop was the visitor center/gift shop where I picked up a free trail map. A nice and helpful lady manning... More 

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