Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Placerita Canyon

I love to go hiking and since our weather has been so nice, I have been hiking at least once a week, sometimes twice a week. I don't hike much once summer gets here because the hot weather brings out the rattlesnakes, but during the Spring, you usually don't run across any snakes.
My favorite hiking area is Placerita Canyon State Park because it is near my home and it is not a difficult area to hike. Every season brings a new look to the park. I love the Springtime because there is a creek running from any rain we may have had, the plants and grasses are very green and sometimes there are loads of wildflowers, however this year we do not have very many wilflowers.
The Canyon Trail is a 2 miles out, 2 miles back hike that winds along the creek through deep canyons, green meadows and through oak groves. There is a bubble pot of white oil that seeps out of the ground at one spot along the trail.
The purpose of Placerita Canyon State Park, in Los Angeles County, is to preserve and protect the site of the first discovery of gold in California, in 1842. Designated as a State Historic Landmark, the unit is situated in the transition zone between the San Gabrial Mountains and the Mojave Desert, and contains sandstone formations, seasonal streams and riparian oak woodlands, as well as stands of cottonwood and native sycamore trees. The unit's location provides significant linkages connecting the Angeles National Forest, the Santa Susama Mountains, the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains. The unit contains the remnants of an historic ranch. All through the warmest time of the year highs here at Placerita Canyon State Park reach the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 40's with temperatures at Placerita Canyon State Park dipping down into the 30's throughout winter nights. A great place to camp here at Placerita Canyon State Park is River's End Recreation Park, and you'll discover a striking lake called Upper Van Norman Lake. If you want a splendid time in the great outdoors just come on up to the San Gabriel Mountains. There's so much to do here at Placerita Canyon State Park that you need to camp here for a while, Los Angeles San Fernando Valley is a good location for that; Econo Lodge Sylmar is a brilliant place to get some rest.Placerita Canyon State Park has a large quantity of naturalloveliness; it's a spot where everyone has a nice time. These mountains rock, just check out all the exciting stuff to do in the San Gabriel Mountains. If you need a location to stay Santa Clarita Motel is a glorious choice, and enjoy a round of golf at Cascades Golf Club Department.Dry warm beds await you at Travelodge Of Santa Clarita, and why not camp at Dutch Louie Campground while you're here at Placerita Canyon State Park. During your journey to Placerita Canyon State Park you'll meet some people from Newhall for sure, and while you're here and you like golf, you can pop by Vista Valencia Golf Course. Placerita Canyon State Park has picturesque nature scenery for you to take pleasure in.It's a popular place to travel to for folks from Newhall. There are so many entertaining things to do for young and old to take pleasure in. Placerita Canyon State Park is a delightful spot for a visit when you need to spend some time in the wilderness.If you came to camp Valencia Travel Village is a great location to do that; the Dagger Flat Trail is a perfect hiking trail nearby. Placerita Canyon State Park gets very little precipitation; the month with most of the rain is February, and July is the month with the least moisture. Don't you try to stop me, cause I'm havin' a magnificent time here at Placerita Canyon State Park. After a long day outdoors Super 8 Motel - Santa Clarita/Valencia is a great location to spend a night or two; Knollwood Country Club is a golf course nearby.Yep, outdoors entertaining stuff truly is bountiful here in the San Gabriel Mountains. A great close by hotel is Country Side Inn Sylmar, and Whitney Canyon is absolutely a perfect place to visit. You'll wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the cool things at Placerita Canyon State Park. Camping at Zuni Campground is always a great experience; a golf course close by is El Cariso Golf Course. At Placerita Canyon State Park you find plenty of outdoors recreation, so you could have plenty of fun.
Here is a picture I took while on my hike this morning.

1 comment:

  1. From your pics, it looks like you have some beautiful places to hike. Sheila


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