BROWNS CANYON TRAIL
This is a set of horse/foot paths along Browns Canyon, north of the 118 freeway. At the lower end of the canyon, where Devil Canyon merges in, there are a series of trails, making multiple loops possible. To go up canyon, the trail climbs out of the canyon and then drops back in to bypass a small dam. The trail continues up canyon to some private property. Right before the private property, a branch of the trail climbs the ridge to the east to join Browns Ridge Trail, a dirt road trail.
Trailhead: This trail system is accessible from De Soto Avenue right under the 118 Freeway; from the corner of Variel Avenue and Celtic Street; from Canoga Avenue north of the 118 Freeway (look for a Santa Monica Conservency Parkland sign; and from Browns Canyon Road at the small bridge.
This is a small system of foot and equestrian trails on a ridge between Devin Canyon and Browns Canyon. They connect up with a dirt road that does not provide paved road access. It is accessible from a spur trail off of both Devil Canyon Trail and Brown Canyon Trail. The entrance from Brown Canyon starts at a Santa Monica Conservancy sign. A section of the trail merges with a road for a short distance before splitting back off.
Trailhead: Start Devil Canyon Trail from the Topanga Canyon exit of the 118 and when you reach the creek, look for an obscure trail on the far side of the creek. Once through the initial brush, the trail is obvious and well established. Alternatively, start the Browns Creek trail system using any of the lower entrances. A trail leads up the western side where it has a three way junction adjacent to a road. Follow the trail parallel to the road.