Limekiln Canyon Trail Map

Limekiln Canyon Park Porter Ranch

Hiking Distance: 3.6 Miles Round Trip Hiking Time: 2 Hours Configuration: Out And Back Elevation Gain: 375 Feet Difficulty: Moderate Exposure: Mostly Shaded Dogs: Allowed

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Limekiln Canyon Just West Of Tampa Avenue In Porter Ranch Is A Lush, Forested Canyon With A Year-Round Stream. The Pastoral Canyon Is Tucked In On The Lower Slopes Of The Santa Susana Mountains. Live Oak, Bay Laurel, And Sycamore Trees Fill The Shaded Canyon, Interspersed With Pools And Lush Riparian Vegetation Along The Creek. The Limekiln Canyon Trail Is At The West End Of The Residential Trail System, Connected To Aliso Canyon (Hike 158) Via The Palisades Trail (Hike 159). This Path Runs The Length Of Limekiln Canyon, From Rinaldi Street At The South End To Sesnon Boulevard At The North.

To The Trailhead

From Highway 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway In Porter Ranch, Take The Tampa Avenue Exit. Drive One Block North On Tampa Avenue To Rinaldi Street And Turn Left. Continue 0.15 Miles To The Signed Limekiln Canyon Park On The Right. Park Along The Curb.

The Hike

Pass Through The Vehicle Gate By The Signed Limekiln Park Sign. Descend On The Paved Path Into The Stream-Fed Canyon. Enter The Shade In A Mixed Forest On The Wide Dirt Path. Follow The Canyon Floor North To A Trail Split. Both Paths Follow The Creek Upstream. The Left Fork Crosses Over Limekiln Creek By A Gorgeous Water-Filled Grotto On The Left. After Crossing Back Over The Creek, The Two Paths Merge A Short Distance Ahead. ,Parallel The Stream On The Left Through Groves Of Oaks, Sycamores, And Bay Laurel. Pass Lush Pools With Scattered Palm Trees. Traverse The Hillside ,To A Y-Fork. The Left Fork Leads Only 30 Yards To A Pool. Stay To The Right And Gently Climb Out Of The Canyon To Tampa Avenue. Continue North, ,Perched On The Hillside, And Cross Under The Hollow Springs Bridge. Climb Back Up To The Shoulder Of Tampa Avenue At 0.9 Miles. Immediately Veer

Left, Staying On The Footpath.

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