Saturday, May 25
Easy Hike through Haskell Canyon
There are 526 acres of new open space in Haskell Canyon to explore. This property contains an abundance of coastal sage scrub, oak woodlands and many threatened and endangered habitat and species. The land has steep hillsides and low valleys and contains a natural intermittent stream that runs through it. It borders the Angeles National Forest to the north. The hike trail is approximately 3 miles long. We will head up the canyon winding along a narrow trail on a slight incline. Around the 1 mile marker we climb up out of the canyon, up a steep but short climb. From there we wind around the
ridge of the hills on a power line road. There are great views of
Saugus and Bouquet Canyon. We end the loop by heading back down the
hill to our cars. This is a great short hike right in the neighborhood.
There is no shade. Wear protection from the sun and bring lots of water and snacks.
Meet at the trailhead at 8:00 to sign in. Hike will depart at 8:15.
Directions: From 5 Freeway. Exit 126/Newhall Ranch Road. Head east 1 mile on Newhall Ranch Road (Right off the off ramp if coming from Los
Angeles, Left off the off ramp if coming from Castaic.). Left on
Copperhill Drive/Rye Canyon Road. Go 5 miles. You will see aWalgreens at the corner of Copperhill and Haskell Canyon. Keep goingon Copperhill Drive. As you head up the next hill, make a left onHigh Ridge Drive into the suburban neighborhood. Go 600 feet. Righton Ranchview Terrace. Park in the cul-de-sac. Trailhead is at theend of the road.
From 14 Freeway. Exit Golden Valley Road. Head West on GoldenValley Road (Left off the off ramp if coming from Los Angeles. Rightif coming from Palmdale.). Take Golden Valley Road 5 miles. Righton Bouquet Canyon Road. Go 2 miles on Bouquet Canyon Road. Left onHaskell Canyon Road. Go 1 mile up Haskell Canyon Road. Right onCopper Hill Drive. As you head up the hill, make a left on HighRidge Drive into the suburban neighborhood. Go 600 feet. Right onRanchview Terrace. Park in the cul-de-sac. Trailhead is at the endof road. Signs are posted at the trailhead. Look for the American Flag to find your leader!