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Photos: Walking Whitney Canyon Park
Santa Clarita's Whitney Canyon Park boasts trails for use by hikers, bikers, and equestrians. One such visitor was LAist Featured Photos pool contributor kimbrough-photo, who shared these images from a recent visit. Capturing the lush dampness of our wet weather of late, the burn scares from past flames, vistas of Santa Clarita, and colorful wildflowers, we couldn't help but wish we were walking there now, too.
Whitney Canyon Park is 442 acres located in the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor, and "provides outstanding examples of coastal sage scrub, oak woodland, chaparral and riparian corridor vegetation, with year-round springs and at least ten sensitive species. Besides its importance for wildlife movement in a critical corridor between the Santa Susana Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains, Whitney Canyon provides a regionally significant entrance into the Angeles National Forest."
20303 Newhall Road, Santa Clarita [map]