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The Best Hiking in Palmdale

Looking for the best hiking in Palmdale? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Palmdale. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Palmdale

  • Palmdale, California

    Barrel Springs Trail

    2.55 mi / 46 ft gain
    Barrel Springs Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Palmdale, California.
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  • Palmdale, California

    Sgt. Steve Owen Bench Trail

    3.3 mi / 449 ft gain
    Sgt. Steve Owen Bench Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Palmdale, California.
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  • Santa Clarita, California

    Pacific Crest Trail: Bouquet Canyon

    5.88 mi / 1368 ft gain
    Pacific Crest Trail: Bouquet Canyon is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Palmdale, California.
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  • Santa Clarita, California

    Explore Vasquez Rocks

    5.0
    This is a Natural Park Area located in Santa Clarita, within the Sierra Pelona Mountains. It features amazing diagonal rock formations, created because of the force between two tectonic plates pushing against each other.This place is a photographer's paradise, and every spot in this 900+ acre lan...
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  • Santa Clarita, California

    Hike the PCT and Foot Trail Loop through Vasquez Rocks

    5.0
    5.5 mi / 287 ft gain
    The Pacific Crest Trail and foot trail hike is a 5-mile loop with a quick PCT branch-off that leads under the 14 freeway through a long, well-maintained (but very dark) tunnel.  Pull into the well-marked parking lot and stop in the visitor center to take a look at the topographical park model and...
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  • Palmdale, California

    Pacific Crest Trail: Angeles Forest Highway to Soledad Canyon Road

    25.66 mi / 4836 ft gain
    Pacific Crest Trail: Angeles Forest Highway to Soledad Canyon Road is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Palmdale, California.
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  • Palmdale, California

    Mount Gleason Trail

    18.37 mi / 2881 ft gain
    Mount Gleason Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Palmdale, California.
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  • Palmdale, California

    Mount Pacifico Loop Trail

    11.85 mi / 2598 ft gain
    Mount Pacifico Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Acton, California.
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  • Agua Dulce, California

    Vasquez Rocks Extended Loop via PCT

    3.47 mi / 466 ft gain
    Vasquez Rocks Extended Loop via PCT is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Santa Clarita, California.
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  • Santa Clarita, California

    PCT: CA Section E - Agua Dulce to Tehachapi Pass

    109.33 mi / 19902 ft gain
    PCT: CA Section E - Agua Dulce to Tehachapi Pass is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Acton, California.
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  • Agua Dulce, California

    Vasquez Rocks Trail

    2.42 mi / 367 ft gain
    Vasquez Rocks Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Santa Clarita, California.
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  • Santa Clarita, California

    Jupiter Mountain Loop

    3.04 mi / 1437 ft gain
    Jupiter Mountain Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Santa Clarita, California.
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  • Santa Clarita, California

    Grass Mountain via San Francisquito Canyon Road

    4.55 mi / 1286 ft gain
    Grass Mountain via San Francisquito Canyon Road is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Santa Clarita, California.
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  • Pearblossom, California

    Camp at Horse Flats Campground

    3.0
    The Horse Flats Campground is located 29 miles up Highway 2 from Interstate 210. You will turn left at the Santa Clara Divide Road(this intersection is also known as 3 Points). 3 miles down the road you will turn left to enter the campground. I have camped here a few times and its always been pre...
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  • Pearblossom, California

    Mt. Hillyer Trail from Horse Flats Campground

    3.33 mi / 541 ft gain
    Mt. Hillyer Trail from Horse Flats Campground is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Mount Wilson, California.
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  • Lancaster, California

    Little Butte Trail

    4.0
    2.09 mi / 213 ft gain
    Little Butte Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Llano, California.
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