Past Meetup

Towsley Canyon

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Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon, named for former State Senator Ed Davis, who championed the preservation of Towsley Canyon, offers visitors a peaceful haven just west of the I-5 between the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. Trails for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use lead visitors through an astonishing variety of habitat types. Notable park features include spectacular water-worn rock formations in Towsley Gorge, year-round Towsley Creek, scenic trail viewpoints, oak woodland, and naturally occurring tar.

5.2 mile loop, 1100' of elevation gain.

Thanks to Don T for the write-up.


Take the 5 northbound to Valencia and exit at Calgrove – it will be the first exit before you even get to Valencia. Turn west/left back under the freeway and follow that first curve to the left onto The Old Road south, the park entrance will be immediately on your right. Drive through the gate to the first parking area. Parking for Ed Davis Park at Towsley Canyon is free when you park at the first lot by the old abandoned stables.