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