Trails

Trails have been an asset of La Cañada Flintridge since the very early days when the community was settled.  The trail system includes trails that belong to both the City itself and the Los Angeles County.  In fact, majority of the trail system in the City does not belong to the City but Los Angeles County.  However, the City has a working relationship with the County to maintain and improve County trails for all users.  In addition, the City works closely with our own Trails Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the City’s Trail.  Their assistance to the City with regards to the trail system is invaluable.

 On March 2006 the City Council adopted the first Trails Master Plan that includes detailed information of all the trails in the City along with other trail related matters that were outlined in the plan.  You may view a copy of this plan by clicking here.  The City is currently working on updating the plan.

In addition, in an effort to protect the trails and establish trail regulations for both City and County trails in the City, the City Council Adopted Ordinance 355.  This ordinance outlines regulations for both City owned and County owned trails, that trail users and residents alike must follow.

City owned trails are maintained by the City of La Canada Flintridge.  County owned trails are maintained by the Lost Angeles County Parks & Recreation Department.  If you have any questions, concerns or would like to report trail matters, please use our online form below.

TRAIL USERS REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEASH! (Ord. 355 § 1 (part), 2006)


TRAIL TIPS FOR ALL USERS

Trails for non-motorized use have become very popular resulting in congested and potentially hazardous situations. Regardless of whether you are bicycling, walking, jogging, or riding horses, if you follow the same set of rules as everyone else, your trip will be safer and more enjoyable.

Help make the multi-use trails safe for everyone by using the following guidelines:

Be Courteous.

All trail users, including horses, bicyclists, joggers, walkers, wheelchairs, skateboarders, bladers and skaters, should be respectful of other users regardless of their mode, speed or level of skill.

Hiking with Dogs

Dogs must be leashed (six-foot maximum) and under control in all areas

Carry enough water for you and your dog

Attach a tag with current contact information to the dog's collar

Choose a hike that fits your dog's ability

Avoid the heat of the day

Check for ticks, foxtails and other weeks

Check the dog's feet and dails before the hike

PICK UP YOUR TRASH AND DOG WASTE (DO NOT LEAVE IT ON THE TRAIL)

Be Predictable.

Travel in a consistent and predictable manner. Always look behind before changing positions on the trail.

Don’t Block The Trail.

When in a group or with your pets, use no more than half the trail so as not to block the flow of other users.

Keep Right.

Stay as near to the right side of the trail as is safe, except when passing another user.

Pass On The Left.

Pass others, going your direction, on their left. YIELD TO SLOWER AND ON-COMING TRAFFIC. Use hand signals to alert those behind you of your moves. Look ahead and back to make sure the lane is clear before you pull out and pass. Pass with ample separation and do not move back to the right until safely past. REMEMBER: KIDS AND ANIMALS CAN BE UNPREDICTABLE.

Stopping.

When stopping, move off of the trail. Beware of others approaching you from behind and make sure they know you are pulling over.

Give Audible Warning BEFORE Passing.

Give a clear signal by using voice, bell or horn before passing. Give the person you are passing time to respond. Watch for their reaction. So that you can hear these signals, don’t wear headphones on the trail.

Obey All Traffic Signs And Signals.

Use extra caution where trails cross streets. Stop at all signs and intersections and be cautious when crossing driveways. When entering or crossing a trail yield to traffic on the trail.

Be Respectful Of Private Property.

Trails are open to the public, but often the land on the side of the trail is private property. Please respect all property rights.

Clean Up Litter.

Do not leave glass, paper, cans, plastic, or any other debris on or near a trail. If you drop something, please remove it immediately.

Have You Outgrown Trails?

Trails have engineering and design limits. If your speed or style endangers other users, check for alternative routes better suited to your needs. Selecting the right location is safer and more enjoyable for all concerned.

Always Exercise Due Care And Caution.


Trail Reporting