Trails have been an asset of La Cañada Flintridge dating back to before the City’s incorporation. The trail system includes trails belonging to both the City itself and the County of Los Angeles. The majority of the trail system in the City does not belong to the City but the County. However, the City has a working relationship with the County to maintain and improve County trails for all users. Also, the City works closely with our own Trails Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the City’s Trail.
In March 2006, the City Council adopted the first Trails Master Plan, including detailed information of all the trails in the City along with other trail-related matters that were outlined in the plan.
Also, to protect the trails and establish trail regulations for both City and County trails in the City, the City Council Adopted Ordinance 355. This ordinance outlines regulations for both City-owned, and County-owned trails, that trail users and residents alike must follow.
City-owned trails are maintained by the City of La Cañada Flintridge. County-owned trails are maintained by the Lost Angeles County Parks & Recreation Department. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to report trail matters, please contact the Public Works Department at 818-790-8880.
TRAIL USERS REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEASH!
TRAIL TIPS FOR ALL USERS
Trails for non-motorized use have become very popular resulting in congested and potentially hazardous situations. Regardless of whether you are bicycling, walking, jogging, or riding horses, if you follow the same set of rules as everyone else, your trip will be safer and more enjoyable.
Help make the multi-use trails safe for everyone by using the following guidelines:
- Be Courteous.
- All trail users, including horses, bicyclists, joggers, walkers, wheelchairs, skateboarders, bladers, and skaters, should be respectful of other users regardless of their mode, speed, or level of skill.
- Hiking with Dogs
- Dogs must be leashed (six-foot maximum) and under control in all areas.
- Carry enough water for you and your dog
- Attach a tag with current contact information to the dog’s collar
- Choose a hike that fits your dog’s ability
- Avoid the heat of the day
- Check for ticks, foxtails and other weeks
- Check the dog’s feet and tails before the hike
- PICK UP YOUR TRASH AND DOG WASTE (DO NOT LEAVE IT ON THE TRAIL)
- Don’t Block The Trail.
- When in a group or with your pets, use no more than half the trail so as not to block the flow of other users.
- Obey All Traffic Signs And Signals.
- Use extra caution where trails cross streets. Stop at all signs and intersections and be cautious when crossing driveways. When entering or crossing a trail yield to traffic on the trail.
- Be Respectful Of Private Property.
- Trails are open to the public, but often the land on the side of the trail is private property. Please respect all property rights.
- Clean Up Litter.
- Do not leave glass, paper, cans, plastic, or any other debris on or near a trail. If you drop something, please remove it immediately.
- Have You Outgrown Trails?
- Trails have engineering and design limits. If your speed or style endangers other users, check for alternative routes better suited to your needs. Selecting the right location is safer and more enjoyable for all concerned.
Always Exercise With Care And Caution.