Rivendale Park and Open Space

Rivendale Park and Open Space Trails Map


Elder Loop – 1.6 miles

Taylor Trail – .30 miles


Gentle to Moderate


Located at the mouth of Towsley Canyon, Rivendale was formerly an equestrian and riding center.  From the time the City purchased the site in 1995 it has served as an informal trailhead and public parking for the Towsley Canyon Open Space in the Santa Clarita Woodlands, a park unit of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC). In 2015, two 1960’s era stucco buildings were demolished and the site was cleared to make way for a more formal parking area.   This effort coincided with the City’s purchase of an adjacent 118 acres immediately north of the park and the opening of the Elder Trail which created a new, moderate loop trail that ties in with the existing Towsley Canyon trail system.

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Taylor Trail

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Elder Loop

Looking at the Taylor Trail

Looking at the Taylor Trail

Elder Loop

Elder Loop



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