Elsmere Canyon, New Elsmere, the Waterfall, and Beale’s Cut
This is a new way to do Elsmere Canyon. You will see the entire Canyon, the new Elsmere purchase, Beale’s Cut, and the new waterfall trail. (There will not be any water in the waterfall unless we’ve had rain) Elsmere is usually rated easy, but this particular route has some added hills, and is much longer. Plan accordingly! Total mileage is close to 10, with a gain of 1,000 Ft.
Bring: A minimum of 2 liters water, preferably 3, lunch, snacks, poles if you have them, and wear good boots with lots of tread.
Meet at the Park and Ride at the end of Newhall Avenue, just east of the SR-14 freeway at 8:00 for an 8:15 departure.
Directions: From Valencia, take the I-5 south to the SR-14 North. Exit the first exit, which is Newhall Avenue. The exit splits left and right. Take the right exit. When you get to the stop sign, turn right. That will take you to the Park and Ride. Park here. Parking is free. Get there early because this area is used sometimes by the high schools for their running teams, and they can take all the parking. If this happens, there is a MRCA parking lot, but the fee to park is $5.00, so be prepared for that. (Tickets are expensive).
Please be prompt. We leave the trail head on time.
Rated Moderate ++