Wednesday, February 3, 2010


William S. Hart Regional Park is located in Newhall, CA. William Hart was a popular cowboy during the silent movie era. In 1921 he purchased a ranch house in Newhall and built a 22 room mansion on top of the hill. This mansion is now the William S. Hart Museum. You can go on a free guided tour on weekends.

Next door to the reginal park is the Santa Clarita Heritage Junction which houses the Saugus Train Station and some other historical buildings from around the Santa Clarita Valley. This is the historic museum for the city of Santa Clarita and is open every weekend.

The trail starts at the bottom of the hill at the parking lot for the park. It winds up the hill to the mansion and if you want to continue, you can go behind the mansion where you again find the trail as it winds through the hills.
This hike took me about 45 minutes to an hour - round-trip. I only walked to the mansion and then headed back down.

Highlights: Views of Santa Clarita Valley, Historic Museums, live buffalo, picnic areas in park.

Near: Newhall, CA
Distance: 1 mile round trip
Hike Time: Approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Condition: Well maintained trail
Hike Type: Out and back

Trailhead: Take State Route 14 to Newhall Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road) and head west. Park will be on your left about 1 mile from the freeway.


  1. I got out today and did a short walk. Wish I could have walked your walk.

  2. Looks like another great walk, Kay. People don't realize that the shorter 1-mile hikes are just as good for you as some of the horribly longer hikes (which many people won't even attempt)..

    I appreciate you sharing your special hikes with us.

  3. Just the fact that you get out and exercise and be out in God's beautiful nature is what matters.



Thanks for hiking along with me and Hiker.