Please be aware of the trail rules before use.

The County of Los Angeles is proud to offer the community quality recreational trails at Castaic Lake Recreational Area. The trail system is open to mountain bikes, equestrians and hikers. Participants are presented with a wide variety of potential destinations to discover and explore.

There are 3 areas where trails can be accessed. The first is North West of parking lot 13 at Grasshopper Canyon, just before the road turns up towards the West Launch Ramp. The second area is between 3 and 7 Acres, on the same road towards the West Launch Ramp. The third and final area is near the Northwest corner of the West Launch Ramp, beyond the lifeguard headquarters.

 

Highlights & Facts

  • Spectacular overlooks of upper Castaic Lake

  • Over 7 miles of exciting trails to explore

  • Scenic equestrian trails

  • Trails for all levels, novice through experienced

  • Single track trails to challenge the most experienced riders

  • Several special events are held on the trails, including 'pro' mountain bike races

  • The lower lagoon is 3 miles in circumference

Helpful Tips

  • Travelling with a friend is beneficial in case of an emergency situation.

  • Keep a cell phone on you at all times.

  • Wind and weather reports are available in real time from the Castaic Lake site

  • Know when the park closes so that you can budget your trail time accordingly.

  • Vehicles left in the park after hours are subject to citation.

  • The park is open year-round (except December 25), from sunrise to sunset.

 


Trail Access

There are 3 areas where trails can be accessed. The first is North West of parking lot 13 at Grasshopper Canyon, just before the road turns up towards the West Launch Ramp. The second area is between 3 and 7 Acres, on the same road towards the West Launch Ramp. The third and final area is near the Northwest corner of the West Launch Ramp, beyond the lifeguard headquarters.

Bird Walks

Although there are many various kinds of wildlife at Castaic Lake, one of the easiest types to find are the countless species of birds. The trails offer easy access for Bird Walks that are offered through the county. Walks are conducted by trained naturalists and are held on the 1st Saturday of every month.

Special Events

Many groups use both the upper and lower lake areas for triathlons, cross country events and track meets. The Department of Parks and Recreation offers county wide recreational opportunities at 177 diverse locations, including parks, equestrian trails and golf courses. Many of these sites are available for corporate functions, film locations, weddings and other special events.

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32132 Castaic Lake, Castaic CA 91384

661-257-4050