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Zuma Canyon Route

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 2.7 (3)

An off-trail route that takes you through Zuma Canyon to the Zuma-Edison Fire Road.


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1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

727' 222 m

High

210' 64 m

Low

518' 158 m

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0' 0 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek

Be aware that this route is not a maintained trail and requires scrambling over boulders for the majority of the 1.7-mile hike.

Description

This route begins at the end of the Zuma Canyon Trail and heads north through Zuma Canyon as it follows Zuma Creek. Since this route is not a maintained trail, hiking this portion of the canyon can be slow and strenuous at times. Throughout the whole trail, you'll be hiking up and over a variety of boulders, some of which are the size of a truck. After hiking for 1.7 miles, likely at the slow pace of 1 mph, you'll finally reach the Zuma-Edison Fire Road. At this point the Zuma Canyon Route comes to an end, and you can either return along the same route or link up with the Zuma-Edison Fire Road to extend your hike.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

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John McKinney

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Jun 26, 2021
Randy Bauer
Brutal hike thru beautiful canyon. 9.1mi — 5h 05m
Nov 19, 2017
David Maguire
See comment on page. Tl;dr: do not recommend.

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