Upper Canyonback Trail

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17024 Mulholland Dr, Encino, CA 91436
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  • Daily: 6AM - 8PM

The Upper Canyonback Trail is located in the canyons of Encino, California. Hikers consider this 3-mile out-and-back trail as easy with some gradual inclines. The best part about the trail is that it allows dogs to be off-leash as long as they are in the immediate control and view of their human companions. Make sure to always supervise your dog, pick up after them, and keep them on designated trails to protect other visitors and the habitat.

As you explore the trail, you can expect to see rolling hills, native wildlife, and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape. At the end of the trail, you can even get a view of the Pacific Ocean. There are multiple narrow trails you can choose from. Some are flat and others come with a gradual incline. Dogs will especially love running up and down the hills and discovering new scents.

The Upper Canyonback Trail is well-loved by outdoor enthusiasts but is generally less-crowded compared to some other nearby trails. This means you can enjoy a more peaceful and serene hiking experience, escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. However, it’s always a good idea to be mindful of fellow hikers as well as cyclists on the trail.

While hikers generally consider the trail safe, it’s important to exercise caution, especially during warmer months. Make sure to bring enough water for both you and your dog, wear appropriate footwear, and consider potential wildlife encounters. It’s also advisable to check the weather conditions before embarking on your hike with your dog.

The Upper Canyonback Trail provides limited amenities. Be sure to come prepared with water, snacks, and any other essentials you may need. You can find a waste bag dispenser and trash bins at the start of the trail. But always make sure to bring your own waste bags in case they run out.

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What to Expect

Dogs can be off-leash No shade No benches or tables Limited parking No restroom facilities No drinking water available No wheelchair access Dirt, Grass, Gradual inclines and declines

Things to Know

  • Watch out for bikes.
  • Many parts are exposed and don’t have any shade.
  • There is a watering hole (dog bowl with some water) halfway through the trail, but the water may be stale and dirty.

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