SCV Bicycling – Santa Clara River Trail

Santa Clara River Trail

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West Segment

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East Segment

Location:
Runs E/W

EAST SEGMENT- From Lost Canyon Road to Soledad Canyon Road near Camp Plenty Road in Canyon Country along north bank of the Santa Clara River.

WEST SEGMENT- From the Santa Clarita Metrolink Station west to the South Fork Trail along the south bank of the Santa Clara River. Santa Clara River Trail begins again at McBean Parkway extending west to I-5.

NORTH BANK SEGMENT (not shown on map)- From Bouquet Canyon Road along the Santa Clara River to about 3/4 miles east of Golden Valley Road.

This trail is easily accessible. It also makes a great bypass of the business district of Canyon Country by taking it instead of Soledad Canyon Road. Watch for increased pedestrian traffic along eastern trail segment.

Distance:
about 8 miles total

Grade Separated Intersections:
SR-14 (Antelope Valley Freeway – No Access), Sierra Highway, Whites Canyon Road, Soledad Canyon Road, Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia Blvd, McBean Parkway, I-5, The Old Road

At-Grade Intersections:
Lost Canyon Road (east end), Nugget Drive (side exit), Soledad Canyon Road (side exit), Auto Center Drive

Future Plans:
Extension west following the Santa Clara River from near Edison Curve to I-5 via the former SP Montalvo Branch railroad bridge. The eastern segment is planned to be extended west from Camp Plenty Road along the north side of the river to a point 2 miles west and east from Lost Canyon Road along the north bank of the river to Shadow Pines Blvd (near Tick Canyon Creek).

Facilities along Route:
Parking is available at Lost Canyon Road, the Commuter Rail Trail junction, and at the old railroad bridge near Edison Curve on Magic Mountain Parkway. Benches are available at Mint Canyon Creek. Water is available at the Commuter Rail Trail junction (Camp Plenty Road).

Photos:
Whites Canyon Road OC

Looking west along the trail from Sierra Highway.
Looking west along the trail from Sierra Highway.

Sierra Highway OC

Antelope Valley Freeway OC

Typical section of the trail. Lane to the right is the pedestrian lane.

Split in the trail at Bouquet Canyon Road. Looking east.

View at the Bouquet Canyon Road OC.

Sierra Highway UC in flood from February 1998

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