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The Trails of Quigley Canyon Open Space - Easy to Moderate

Saturday, January 11

Quigley Canyon Open Space

         Quigley Canyon has 4 loops/trails. Total distance is about 6.0 miles. Gain of about 350 feet on one hill, with a tough, steep descent. Make sure you wear good boots. There are easy, moderate and steep areas on this hike, so there is something for everyone. We will be doing all 4 loops. Due to the steep uphill and downhill on one loop, poles are HIGHLY recommended. This will be the last loop that we do, so if you would like to avoid this hill, you can sign out just before we start this last portion. The scenery is lovely, and there is abundant wildlife. We will see the working ranchs, an oil company, an intermittent stream, great views of Melody Ranch, and some very pretty vistas. This set of trails is very private and quiet. You will only see hikers and equestrians on this trail, with an occasional mountain biker.

      Bring lots of water, snacks, and poles. Wear sunscreen, a hat, long pants as some of the trails are a little overgrown, and good boots. You might want to bring your camera to capture some of the interesting sights along the way.

    Meet at the trail head at 8:00 for an 8:15 departure on the trail.

    Directions to Quigley Cyn: Exit the I-5 freeway at Lyons and turn left if you’re coming from Valencia, and right it you’re coming from the San Fernando Valley. Take Lyons all the way to the end of the road. Turn Left on Railroad Avenue. Turn right on 13th Street. 13th Street will become Arch Street. Go straight on Placerita Road. Turn left on Quigley Canyon Road, and right onto Cleardale. Take Cleardale all the way to the end. This is where the trail head is. Park on the street. Please be courteous to the homeowners and the land surrounding their property.

Quigley Canyon Map

Leader: Richard

Rated: Easy to Moderate ++ (due to the hills)

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  • Ola

    Hi there, I met a few girls on this hike that were interested in the Reyes Winery, hike and brunch, but didnt get there names, so posting here in hopes that they see it. The hike event is this Saturday 1-18-14. You can find info on the reyes winery website or Hope ok to post this here as it does pertain to hiking. Thanks

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was me Ola, thank you so much for the info. I will pass it along.

      January 15, 2014

    • Ola

      Great, glad you saw the message.

      January 15, 2014

  • Nikki S

    Good hike! Loved meeting so many nice people!

    January 12, 2014

  • liz

    Finally saw some deers, nice :)

    January 11, 2014

  • Nageswar rao C.

    good to see you all.

    January 11, 2014

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    January 11, 2014

  • Ed

    Sorry, I have to cancel. Discovered a cracked water line on my well. Probably from the freezing temps a few weeks ago.

    January 11, 2014

  • Annah-Elvis

    If you take the 14 Fwy exit at Newhall Ave (used to be San Fernando Rd) and take the loop around the exit so you can turn right pass Sierra Hwy (Carl's Jr) and continue straight past Lyons Ave to 13th turn RT and follow above directions.

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Ana

    1st time hiking with you guys, looking forward to it:) may possibly have a couple guests too, just not sure.

    January 10, 2014

  • Ed

    Looks like I can take Placerita Cyn Rd off the 14 fwy, then Placerita to Quigley Cyn Rd and from there the directions are the same. Would the work too?

    January 10, 2014

    • Cheryl

      I thought the same thing last time, but there is apparently a residents-only gate if you go that way, so we need to go the way as described in the directions above.

      January 10, 2014

  • Steve i

    Sorry, just hit the worst part of the cold I picked up got over the holidays.

    January 10, 2014

  • Ola

    Cant wait to meet some new people tomorrow and revisit with some people I know.

    January 10, 2014

  • kathryn l.

    Unless pollen is too bad for my allergies, I'll look forward to the hike and meeting you people!

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Pat h.

    Have to up my husband at LAX so if he doesn't change his currently scheduled flight I'll be there.

    January 5, 2014

  • Jerry

    The correct date is Jan 11. Thanks for letting me know.

    December 29, 2013

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