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Placerita Canyon Nature Center

Address: 19152 Placerita Canyon Rd., Newhall, CA 91321
Phone Number: (661) 259-7721
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Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Newhall
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks

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75 reviews 75 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Canyon Country, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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