Placerita Canyon to Walker Ranch and the waterfall
This is a very easy hike. It is suitable for beginners. The Canyon Trail is mostly flat with a few very small hills, so there is little gain on this hike. It is 2 ½ miles (one way) to Walker Ranch, and an additional ½ mile to the waterfall, for a total of 6 miles from beginning to end. The waterfall addition is optional. The falls are dry, but it is still a beautiful, shady arroyo to visit. There is some rock climbing on the waterfall trail, so good boots are essential.
Please wear long pants and sleeves due to lots of poison oak on the Waterfall Trail.
Bring snacks, water, and poles if you have them. A bug net might be useful in the waterfall area. You will be home before lunch.
Directions: Take the I-5 to the SR-14 North. Exit Placerita Canyon Road. Turn right. Go about 2 miles to Placerita Natural Area, turn in the long drive. Park near the building. We will meet on the steps of the building at 7:30 for a 7:45 departure.