WELDON CANYON MOUNTAINWAY - Length: Approximately 2
miles; Elevation Change: 650 ft
A dirt road climbing to the ridge between East Canyon and Sunshine canyon. As you reach the ridge there is a junction in the road, take the right road. The left descends to the Sunshine Canyon Landfill. The ridge has planted groves of holly cherry trees. Overlooking East Canyon is the East Canyon Wildlife Nature Observation Platform, which was constructed in 1998 by the Sunshine Canyon Landfill. This trail provides views of the rugged East Canyon and Rice Canyon, views of Santa Clarita, and views of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill. The road ends at a locked gate. Before the gate on the right side, a foot path takes you up over the ridge to connect with the East Canyon Trail.
Trailhead: An unmarked gated dirt road, with walk around, 200 meters (yards) west along Coltrane Ave from Weldon Canyon Road. This is just across the 5 freeway from The Old Road in the Newhall Pass area.
EAST CANYON TRAIL - Length: Approximately 2 miles; Elevation
Change: 1,100 ft
A fire road that climbs the north side of the Santa Susana Mountains. Rice Canyon Trail diverts from East Canyon Trail within 1/2 mile from the start. East Canyon Trail stops short of the top of the ridge at a locked gate. A quarter mile down from the locked gate end, a small trail climbs the ridge line. This trail connects with the Weldon Canyon Mountainway. Rice Canyon Trail diverts from East Canyon Trail within 1/2 mile from the start. The trail provides views of chaparal covered mountains and canyons.
Trailhead: The trailhead is located along The Old Road south of the Calgrove Blvd exit off the 5 freeway.
RICE CANYON TRAIL - Length: Approximately 0.75 miles;
Elevation Change: 300 ft
A path the goes up Rice Canyon from the East Canyon Trail. The trail crosses the creek several times and eventually gets somewhat steep as it climbs to a level plateau overlooking the valley.
Trailhead: The East Canyon trailhead is located along The Old Road south of the Calgrove Blvd exit off the 5 freeway.