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Driving along Placerita Canyon Road, and as you approach East Walker Ranch Open Space, you are struck by the majestic beauty of this place. Mountains surround this 140 acre park which was once part of the Walker family’s land holdings dating back to the early 1900′s where they settled and ran their cattle. Remnants, such as old troughs still dot the pristine landscape, which has been called the most beautiful piece of untouched land in Los Angeles County. Three separate trails offer spectacular views from several different lookout points and provide three levels of difficulty for its users; the trails are 1.6, 0.9 and 1.1 miles in length, offering 3.6 miles of trail that connects to the Golden Valley Ranch Open Space located just north of the property.
Exit Highway 14 at Placerita Canyon Road (From the 14 NB, turn right, from the 14 SB, turn left). Pass the Placerita Nature Center, and East Walker Ranch will be ahead on the south side of the road. Parking is available near the gate.
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