We were introduced to some great spots on our last hike in La Verne that included swings tied to branches among beautiful trees and even one rope swing across a creek. This neighborhood trail is so green and lush with small creeks to cross, it has it all. This can be a 10 mile trail but I’m just introducing a 3.5 portion of it that is just perfect for families. (Special thanks to our girl scouts troop for showing us the way.)
⭐️You can enter at where Vista and Birdie Drive intersects in La Verne to get to the 3 mile portion of this trail. (No trail marker at this particular entrance). We walked down the slope and at the fork, crossed the stream and followed the left split in the trail. We did not park here but instead parked nearby in neighborhood streets and walked to this intersection to start the trail. We were introduced to this entrance by residents here who showed us the way and told us we can bring others back to enter at this spot. Since this is a residential area, please be respectful of the neighbors. If you feel uncomfortable entering at this location, you can see my map below to find the official trailhead at Oak Mesa Park.
⭐️You can walk 2-3 miles and during that time see this beautiful scenery and all the swings we’re showing. (Note: Please be careful on rope swings, use at own risk. )
⭐️The path we took is is not a loop trail so you would just walk back the same way, when you want to. We walked all the way to the tunnel, past the stables and then turned around.
📍Marshall Canyon Trail
Stephen Leung says
Is the Birdie and Vista entrance open? When I went there, there were multiple signs that this is property of the Metropolitan Water District and that trespassing is forbidden.
Hi Stephen, This entrance is an unofficial one and we were brought there by residents who walk it all the time. There is no gates and is an open hillside. Please see my updated post to see another option for the official trailhead. I didn’t notice any signs when I was there since we were following our guide. We’re simply sharing where we went, I can understand if you rather start at the official trailhead.