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“Wilderness walk in the heart of the city”

Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked some of the trails of this park with my grown daughter and our two dogs. It is a beautiful southern California landscape. It is a wilderness park so be careful of the rattlesnakes. My friend's husband was bitten by one at this park. We did not encounter any snakes on our walk and our dogs had a wonderful time. We walked in the late afternoon and watched the sun set over the California hills.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

This was the second time I rode mountain bikes on the trails in this park. The trails have a great variety of terrain for almost any rider. There are rideable wooden bridges that cross the creek that goes through the canyon at many spots, and the creek can be rode through or bypassed. Warning to hikers and mountain bikers in the park: The signs that warn of Rattlesnakes are not a joke! On my last ride, I nearly ran over a very large (over 4 feet) Red Diamond Rattlesnake as it was going across the trail. Fortunately, I was able to stop in time and it only partially coiled and did not try to strike. I gave it some space by backing up, and it went off into the brush. A very nice park in an unexpected location.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Great hiking trails and mountain biking tracks. There are two main entrances to the park, one is located on Central Ave which has several parking spots and small nature center, and the other one is on Canyon Crest Drive with just a few uphill street parking spots. There are also several other spots to access the trails from Sycamore Canyon road near the warehouses and even from the Sycamore Highlands neighborhood park. A lot of rocks/boulders throughout the trails and lots of paths to choose from with great views from the top. Watch out for the rattle snakes and king snakes during summer. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park is amazing, and it is a great place to run. It has challenging terrain, with lots of hills, which is fun for the accomplished athlete. It is a park where if you go early in the morning, you might see coyotes and foxes around. Lots to discover as you run.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This wilderness park comprises 1500 acres and has two entrances: the main entrance, which has a nature center, is located at 400 Central Avenue in the Canyon Crest neighborhood with on-site parking and the other entrance is located at the Barton Street pullout just off East Alessandro. There is street parking at the Barton Street entrance and the trailhead is just beyond Citywide Self-Storage which is located at 1000 E. Alessandro. The land is undeveloped and is home to native plants and wildlife. Because this is an ecological reserve, there are warning signs throughout the park to be wary of rattlesnakes - we saw one last week sunning itself just off one of the trails. One time we saw a coyote; and we usually see many jack rabbits. The main entrance on Central has many more hills than the Barton Street entrance. It's a great place to hike and walk the dogs. There tend to be more mountain bikers on the weekends. There is no fee. The park is open just before sunrise and closes at sunset.

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