This trail is an easy, sloping canyon. About the last half miles or so, you start to climb a little, but most of the trail is pretty level. It is a pretty hike and very family friendly.
Highlights: Wildflowers in the spring, groves of oak trees, running creek in the wet seasons, pretty meadows and great views.
Near: Newhall, CA
Distance: Approx. 4 miles round trip
Hike Time: Approx. 1 to 1.5 hours
Trail Condition: Well maintained trail and very well marked.
Hike Type: Out and back
Trailhead: Exit Interstate 5 at Calgrove and proceed south on The Old Road. You will see a small sign on the right indicating the parking area for East/Rice Canyon.