For the outdoor enthusiast, Santa Clarita is a must stop city when visiting Southern California. The city offers over 100 miles of trails and nearly 9,000 acres of rolling open space ready for you to explore! This Southern California oasis offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.
You can go rock climbing at Vasquez Rocks, hiking at Towsley Canyon and Placerita Canyon, plus go boating, skiing and swimming at Castaic Lake, Pyramid Lake in California, Lake Elizabeth, and Lake Hughes. Also, you can spend time playing your favorite outdoor sport, enjoying concerts in the park, walking the Santa Clarita trails or picnicking in the great outdoors. Check out the wildlife at Placerita Nature Center; get out on the water for Castaic Lake fishing or pitch a tent at Lake Piru.
There are countless ways to engage in fun, outdoor activities for adults and kids in Southern California across Santa Clarita!
Whether you are planning a family hike with the kids or a more difficult climb, you will find your new favorite spot right here on our Santa Clarita trails!
The City offers over 1000 miles of picturesque trails and 20 miles of paseos designed for recreational use!
Enjoy the more than 80 miles of picturesque Santa Clarita trails and paseos designed for commuting and recreational use, including walking, riding, jogging, and skating.
Looking for a bit of California history along your scenic trail? Be sure to explore William S. Hart Park where you will enjoy visiting a live collection of farm animals in the barnyard, a herd of American bison that were originally donated by Walt Disney, a vast picnic area and a charming Western-themed gift store.
24151 Newhall Avenue | (661) 254-4584
Placerita Canyon Natural Area is a 350-acre wildlife sanctuary located at the Western end of the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California’s Santa Clarita Valley.
19152 Placerita Canyon Rd. | (661) 259-7721
9,000 acre park featuring many of your favorite water and outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, jet skiing, kayak rentals, swimming and mountain biking.
32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic, CA 91384   |   (661) 257-4050
Hike Towsley Canyon trails and experience nature and wildlife first hand.
24255 The Old Road | (661) 255-2937
Discover natural beauty at these unique rock formations that are a familiar Southern California sight having been the background for many films and commercials.
10700 West Escondido Canyon | (661) 268-0840
Pyramid Lake offers boating, fishing, jet skiing, and picnic areas (including 5 unique sites that are accessible only by boat), and courtesy docks.
Pyramid Lake | (661) 295-7155
Lake Piru is located near Santa Clarita in Ventura County, California, in the Los Padres National Forest next to the Sespe Condor Sanctuary.
4780 Piru Canyon Rd. | (805) 521-1500
Oak Tree Gun Club offers the most complete shooting venue in Southern California.
23121 Coltrane Ave. | (661) 259-7441
Hungry Valley offers 19,000 acres and more than 130 miles of scenic Southern California trails for OHV recreation.
46001 Orwin Way | (661) 248-7007