TRAIL: Whitney Canyon Trail
LENGTH: 5 miles RT to Waterfalls and back (You may also choose a 3 mile RT hike to the Sulphur Springs and back)
 Whitney Waterfall
Whitney Cyn
DESCRIPTION: Whitney Canyon trail is easy and short. You can choose to do a 3 or a 5 mile round trip version of this trail. It winds through beautiful oak woodlands and grass land by the creek. It leaves the parking lot and follows the contours of the canyon and stream for about a mile and a half to the Sulphur Springs. If you are doing the short version of the hike, this is your turn around point.  Along the way, several side trails lead off to the right up the mountain. These should be avoided, as they simply connect with the Santa Clara Divide Road, or end at power towers. For the short hike, the trail veers to the right and ends at a small sulphur spring, in a shaded grove of oaks and sycamores. You will recognize the area as it has a large stand of cattails by the spring.
If you avoid the trail to the right, you can continue straight ahead for the longer version of the hike, and continue on to the waterfall trail. There is a series of 6 small waterfalls (3-6 ft in height) at the end of the canyon. It is difficult, slippery, precarious, and dangerous to proceed beyond the first waterfall. We suggest that you turn around at the end of the trail and admire what you can see from the point of the first waterfall. Only experience hikers with proper gear should proceed beyond this point.

HOW TO GET TO THE TRAILHEAD: Whitney Canyon is located off the SR 14 freeway at the end of San Fernando Road below the Park and Ride. Avoid the steep hill trail on the right side, which is called "The Beast". Look for the trail head by the 2nd gate that goes along the riverbed.