This is an extension of hike #7 from Trails of the Angeles, "Gold Creek to Oak Spring, Fascination Spring".
We will park at Oak Springs parking lot, then take the trail passing by Oak Springs to Yerba Buena Ridge. We will then descend 900' to Fascination Springs.
After we have inspected the spring, we will regain those 900' to YB Ridge. Technically, trip #7 returns the same way we came, but instead will take YB Road nearly 900' further up to the high point of the ridge 3892' (which has enough prominence to be listed in the California Mtn Atlas).
Continuing along we know that the road will deteriorate a bit as we approach Gold Canyon Trail (See Mar[masked] hike), then Gold Canyon Saddle. From there we will turn left (west) back into Little Tujunga Canyon via Boulder Canyon Rd, trying to avoid the Paradise Ranch/Hathaway School complex via a trail.
Interactive map: http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.31822,-118.31462&z=15&t=T&marker0=34.22639%2C-118.06618%2Cmt%20wilson&marker1=49.07806%2C-119.56694%2CSpotted%20Lake&marker2=34.31583%2C-118.28439%2C5.3%... or an annotated map: http://daveb.decreation.com/trails-of-the-angeles--7.png
11 miles, 2900' gain, lots of sun.