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Santa Clara Divide Road to Los Pinetos

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Santa Clara Divide Road to Los Pinetos

DESCRIPTION: We’ll start from Whitney Canyon Park and hike along the Santa Clara Divide Road to Los Pinetos where you’ll be treated to stunning 360 degree views of the local valleys and if it’s a clear day beautiful downtown Los Angeles! It’s an out and back trail that not only delivers not only scenic panoramas but a great work out as well.

Hike leader volunteers: Tim R.

Meet: Whitney Canyon Park (where Newhall Ave dead ends just past the 14 Freeway) at 8:00am, departure at 8:15 am sharp.

Distance: Approximately 9.6 miles.

Elevation gain: Approximately 2109 feet.

Time: Approximately 5 hours hiking including one snack break (brisk pace).

Conditioning: You need to be in generally good physical condition (this is not a beginner hike).

Dogs: Must be on leash.

Restrooms – None at park.

Adventure Pass: Not required.


  • No stream crossings.

· Hiking shoes/boots/poles.
· Layers recommended. Bring warm jacket.
· Snacks and 2+ liters of water and electrolytes or salt tablets; camera, hat and sunscreen.

THIS HIKE RANKING: Level 3, Intermediate (see chart below):

CHC HIKE RANKING SCALE – Consider your capabilities before RSVP’ing for a hike to ensure you are properly conditioned for that hike:

1) Beginner: 1-3 miles, less than 500 feet elevation gain.
2) Beginner/Intermediate: 1-7 miles, less than 700 feet elevation gain.
3) Intermediate: 5-10 miles, 1000-2000 feet elevation gain.
4) Intermediate/Advanced: 7-12 miles, up to 3000 feet elevation gain.
5) Advanced: 10-17 miles, 3000 feet or more elevation gain.


Whitney Canyon Park:
20303 Newhall Ave, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
There is a dirt lot with extra parking if the park and ride area is full.

This is a local hike and drive time should be short.

We highly recommend AllTrails or GAIA and What3Words apps be installed on your cell phones!

GPS Trail Map (to download into your mobile App)

Recommended Gear List for Hiking and Survival Safety (please review to determine if you are carrying appropriate gear on your hiking adventures).

The Community Hiking Club is a Non-Profit 501C3 organization. We rely on donations to continue sponsoring hikes like this. Please contribute by donating via: Cash contribution (at each hike), or via Zelle at 6617135610; or via Venmo at: @Heidi-Webber-5


When you sign up for this event, you are releasing Community Hiking Club from any liability or responsibility with your participation in this group activity. While safety is a priority for everyone in the group, hiking can be inherently risky. By participating in any posted event, you are assuming responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Community Hiking Club (CHC) Meetup Group and its organizers and hike leaders are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in our events. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any Community Hiking Club Meetup events, you are releasing the Community Hiking Club Meetup Group and Hike Leaders from all liability in case of possible injuries or death as stated in paragraph 6.2 of the Meetup “Terms of Service” located on the bottom of the Meetup website. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. If you sign up for this hike, you are verifying that this hike is within your abilities.

December 30 2023


Date: December 30, 2023
Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website


Newhall Park and Ride

20303 Newhall Ave
Santa Clarita,CA91321US

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Santa Clarita Community Hiking Club
Website: Visit Organizer Website


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Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.

Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.

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