Placerita is an east-west running canyon featuring cool, shaded oak groves, a willow and sycamore-lined seasonal stream and numerous other interesting plant and animal communities.To visit Placerita Canyon Nature Center and other attractions in Newhall, use our Newhall itinerary builder.
The historic "Oak of the Golden Dream" is the site of California's original gold discovery in 1842. Another landmark is the Walker Cabin , built by Frank Walker in 1920 for his family.
A network of self-guiding nature, history and hiking trails radiates out into the park from the Center, with longer hikes leading to a seasonal waterfall and to the top of the Santa Clarita Divide. Picnicking is available near the Nature Center.
The park encompasses oak woodland, chaparral, and riparian plant communties on the north side of the San Gabriel Mountains southeast of the City of Santa Clarita. The park not only serves to conserve a slice of the wild environment but also endeavors to educate the public on the value of undisturbed flora and fauna through wild animal presentations, nature hikes, and self-guided educational trails.
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きゃんぽるAugust 3, 2017
アメリカ開拓時代の生活を垣間見ることのできるスポット。荒々しい景観は迫力あります。ブッシュの影にはときおり トカゲの姿。砂と岩に覆われた大地をあるくので サンダルは避けたほうがよいです。 more »Spot a glimpse into the life of the early American settlers. Rugged landscape has a tremendous impact. In the shadow of Bush sometimes appearance of lizard. Should be avoided because the land was covered with sand and rocks to walk down the sandals.
CrankingChickJune 27, 2017
To beat the heat we visited early on a Saturday morning before the Nature Center building was open (9am-5pm). Quite a few people were there enjoying the hiking trails, although 2-3 of them were closed... more »
lovetorun96June 19, 2017
We were looking for a fun place to take our 2 year old grandson that is always on the go. It was a 90+ degree day and knew it had to be an indoor activity. The nature center was the perfect place for ... more »
John WashingtonJune 17, 2017
Like probably a thousand other people who drive by every day and have never stopped, I've driven past it a dozen times. I only stopped today to kill a little time. Very lucky for me! Quiet, serene, clean little nature center. I see there's a raptor presentation tomorrow. I'll be back with the kid in-tow!
Salvador MagdalenoJune 27, 2017
Been coming here for years, but this year some trails where closed due to fires. We weren't allowed to grill to prevent fires. It has a animal center with 4 birds and 2 tortoise. Its ok but unless we can grill and hike next year, this place is not worth considering next Easter.
Rocco damianoApril 3, 2017
Beautiful place, hiking, great staff and nature center with lots of animals. be sure to visit the original homesteader's cabin! Poison oak can be found so be careful! Comfortable shoes a must... picnic areas are large and clean. Very nice!
Mary Anne S. MillerApril 3, 2017
Good for young kids. Nature center and their staff are fantastic. Easy to drive to from Westside- especially with carpool lane. Please note: Nature center is closed Mondays.
Marianna KhigerJune 9, 2017
One of my most favorite hiking places. I believe currently the trail is closed due to fire.
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