Friday, February 12, 2010


Rice Canyon is located in the Santa Clarita Woodlands. It is actually in East Canyon and there are 2 major trails there...the East Canyon Trail and the Rice Canyon Trail.

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.

When you reach the end of the trail, you will be in a meadow high on the ridge of the mountain were you will see great views of the canyon in all directions.

There are many places where you will cross a stream in the "wet seasons". Today when I was there, the steam was dry.

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
Difficulty: Moderate
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.


  1. Beautiful trail, Kay... Looks like one that George and I would love.



Thanks for hiking along with me and Hiker.