These rustic foothills are among headwaters for the LA River. Their waters collect above the Hansen Dam. Together the Hansen Dam area is the mecca for horse riding in the city, containing the largest concentration of stables and trails.
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Doc Larsen Trail - A popular dirt road that leads up into the canyons.
Big Tujunga Wash - This wash is located east of Hansen Dam Park. Its network of equestrian trails, which weave between a dry area and a riparian habitat,provides a variety of pleasant scenery. Trailhead: Access from Christy Avenue., Wheatland Avenue., and the Gabrellino Equestrian Park on Orcas Avenue, all via Foothill Boulevard.Also, access points along Wentworth Street. However, there is no parking near these access points
Hansen Dam Park - These intermittent wetlands offer a variety of trails, from dirt roads circling the lakes and the bottom of the dam, to smaller trails that weave throughout the wooded areas. Take care as some of the smaller trails don't receive regular maintenance. This area blends into the Big Tujunga Wash area to the east. Trailhead: Parking lots on Osborne St. and Foothill Blvd.
Hansen Dam Trail - This two-mile equestrian trail starts at the western end of the dam, along Osborne Street, and parallels the dam. On its eastern end, it connects with Wentworth Street. Trailhead: Parking lot near the dam, on Osborne Street north of Glenoaks Boulevard.
StablesBaycrest Farms Riding On-site training and lessons for all levels. 12878 Little Tujunga Canyon Road CA 91342-6305 (818) 890-1922 Goldspirit Farm Horseback riding lessons for all levels and ages. Lesson horses available for showing, lease, and sale. Boarding and training facilities. 12682 Kagel Canyon Road CA 91342 (818) 834-1272 Stable Snob 18 reviews 9751 Wheatland Avenue CA 91040-1429 (818) 352-9351 Hansen Dam Equestrian Center Training lessons, horse activities. 11127 Orcas Avenue CA 91342-6723 (818) 896-6514 Bella Vista Stable 10616 McBroom Street CA 91040-1230 (818) 353-9896 California Polo Club Rental stables, riding lessons, polo. In Little Tujunga Canyon just above Hansen Dam. 11035 Osborne Street CA 91342-6601 (818) 896-6967 Gibson Ranch Boarding, lessons, and regular events open to the public. 9655 Wentworth Street CA 91040 (818) 951-4335 Equinox Equestrian Center 9753 La Tuna Canyon Road CA 91352-2235 (818) 767-3200 Bay Ridge Farm 11700 Little Tujunga Canyon Road Lake View Ter, CA 91342-6301 (818) 834-3699 Middle Ranch 11700 Little Tujunga Canyon Road San Fernando Valley, CA 91342 (818) 897-4029
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