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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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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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlie V
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 amuse the young ones. Dress comfortable, wear a hat and bring water. Take the trail... More 

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Newhall, California
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great activity for animal and nature lovers. Fantastic docents with lots of fun animal facts to share.. Fun trails to hike. Lots of schools go on field trips there. They will also come to school with some of the animals for a presentation.

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Thank Cherelle S
Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

The nature center is interesting with birds and snakes inside. There are several hiking trails with various lengths and difficulty. I went on the Canyon Trail which was a 4 mile round trip hike. It had a few steeper slopes but was overall a relatively easy hike. It follows along a creek (which is currently dried up) but it was... More 

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Thank Kelley Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this park on our way through the LA area. We were totally over the traffic and wanted to hike close to where we were staying. We ended up at the Placerita Canyon Nature Center. The volunteer staff recommended a great hike called the canyon trail. We followed it out and the caught a waterfall trails that was... More 

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Thank Allison C
Newhall
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy going to placerita canyon you can go alone.. w family.. or friends it has a great path just depending how much really feel like walking all you have to do is turn around I try and go at least 1-2 times a week .. it's like a stress release once I'm there just enjoying nature. I think... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem. Beautiful trails to walk on. Bathrooms to use. A nature center. A wonderful place for families and friends to walk around. The trees keep it rather cool for Santa Clarita. Wonderful walking and biking area.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Ok...we just happened upon this site...we were in the area. Full of great suprises...cool old Walker Cabin...great nature center...and Big oak tree where gold was first discovered in california...there is also white oil on one of the trails...we have to save that for next visit. We just hiked a mile up and down the creek...didn't see any nuggets...but the real... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

New visitor center with nice exhibits! Annual Open House with lots of activities. Nice hiking areas. Good wildlife viewing! Very helpful staff!

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Thank Markus H
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

This is a special place in the Santa Clarita Valley not far from the 14 freeway. There is some good hiking.....there is parking, restrooms, and an area for picnicking. Be watchful when you hike as rattlesnakes call this area home...love going here!

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Thank Cherie P
Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Right off the 14 freeway, there is a peaceful park with many trails. Parking is free and there are restrooms and picnic facilities. There are trails for all levels. There is a small museum, too. Great place to get away from the city, traffic and enjoy nature!

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