5 MRT lolipop loop moderate (800’ of elevation gain/loss.)
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: From the 118 Freeway, take Tapo Canyon Road north. Drive 1.6 miles north to a small dirt parking area on the east (right) side of Tapo Canyon Road (about 400′ before you reach the junction with Lost Canyons Drive). NOTE: You may also park along Tapo Canyon Road on the dirt shoulders near the parking area.
We’ll start our hike along the Tapo Canyon Open Space trail (T23) just east of Tapo Canyon Road and will follow it as it rises to a junction with a loop trail that includes an oak woodland. After hiking the loop, we’ll return the way we came.