Connect with Nature on the Trails at Aliento

Posted on 06 Dec, 2016

Many studies suggest that experiencing nature can make us healthier and happier. The benefits of spending time outdoors are endless–it improves sleep, reduces stress, helps prevent disease and even boosts creativity. Not to mention, it’s just plain fun.

Nature surrounds Aliento. The San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, Placerita Canyon Natural Area, East Walker Ranch and Golden Valley Ranch Open Space are all nearby and an extensive public trail system makes them perfect for hiking, cycling and horseback riding. Aliento will also add a lower trail looping around the valley that will offer direct access from the neighborhood to existing trails.

One of the closest existing trails is Nadeau Trail, starting in Arboleda Park just north of Aliento. Follow it up and along the ridge 1.7 miles to Placerita Trail, which traces the top of the Santa Clarita Divide, one of the Valley’s most prominent ridgelines. From here, hike a couple of miles to the trailhead on Placerita Canyon Road just west of Sand Canyon Road, on Aliento’s south side.

Or, take Mitchell Trail 0.6 miles to East Walker Ranch, 140 acres of the most untouched land in Los Angeles County. There, follow the 1.1-mile Allen Trail to Walker Loop, a 1.6-mile route that provides a great workout and inspiring views.

Another option, Seven Mile Loop, starts at the Placerita Canyon Natural Area and combines Canyon Trail, Los Pinetos Trail, Santa Clara Divide, Firebreak Ridge and Manzanita Mountain Trail see this site.

From the challenging treks to the 0.12-mile, stroller-friendly Acorn Trail and wheelchair-accessible, 0.3-mile Heritage Trail, there’s something for Aliento residents of every age and ability to enjoy.

Take a breath. Leave the rush of everyday life behind and connect with nature on the trails at Aliento.

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