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Address: 19152 Placerita Canyon Rd., Newhall, CA 91321
Phone Number: (661) 259-7721
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Close to the freeway and far enough off the grid

We had a family outing and we were surprised at all they have to offer. Lots of FREE parking, plenty of good trails for all levels, nice picnic area, live birds on display, a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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79 reviews 79 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a family outing and we were surprised at all they have to offer. Lots of FREE parking, plenty of good trails for all levels, nice picnic area, live birds on display, a very nice interpretive area, and a good gift shop. They also offer live presentations but those are really for kids 5+. We also noticed lots of... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 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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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 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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MD
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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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Belmar, New Jersey
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185 reviews 185 reviews
72 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
24 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

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 stars Reviewed June 1, 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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32 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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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