Saturday, March 16
Gold Creek to Yerba Buena Ridge
Hike Length: 6 miles round trip with 1100' elevation gain
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours Hike starts at 08:30 AM
Features: The hike starts at an oak sheltered trailhead in Little Tujunga Canyon.
This is a good trail that leads from Gold Creek and climbs into the gentle hill country of Yerba Buena Ridge. A mile and one half up is Oak Springs, hidden in a small draw at the head of Oak Spring Canyon. Pass the spring the trail goes through dense chaparral around the slope, across a small gully, and up to the Yerba Buena Ridge fire road. Here you will have spectacular views southward over the Tujunga and San Fernando Valley. At the end of the hike, plan on having a lunch at Oak Springs picnic area.
Directions to Trailhead: Exit the 210 Freeway at Osborn Street. The off ramp will put you on Foothill Blvd. Turn left. The first traffic light is Osborn Street, turn left. Drive 3.9 miles, turn right on Gold Creek Road. Drive one half mile to Oak Springs picnic area. There is a restroom and ample parking.
Carpool: Meet at Towsley Park outside the gate between 07:45 - 08:00 AM to arrange carpooling. Adventure passes are required for parking. Dogs are allowed on this trail, on leash.
Hike Leader: Dave