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Official Alert

Los Angeles County - Parks & Recreation


As many of you are aware, the County’s Department of Public Health is issuing a Five Stage Roadmap to Recovery with a phased approach to relaxing select directives to the Safer at Home Order. As part of Stage Two, our public trails are expected to reopen soon. It is anticipated that many trails will be open and available to the public beginning Saturday May 9th as outlined below for all trails that are list on this website.


It is imperative that all trail users make it their personal responsibility to follow all trail user requirements to help protect the health of themselves and others, AND to help keep trails open!!! If trails become crowded and the public does not abide by the critical trail safety practices required, there is a risk that trails will be closed again.

Los Angeles County Trails

Effective May 7, 2020, County multi-use trails, trail heads, and park facilities that serve as trail staging areas are reopening Saturday, May 9, 2020. County Multi-Use Trail Hours of Operation are from Sunrise to Sunset, however, trail parking/trailheads that are located within County Natural Areas are open from 8:30am until 5pm. Visit for more information on County Parks and Natural Areas.

Follow all posted regulations at trails and trailhead facilities. Physical distancing of 6 feet is required and no group gatherings are allowed on trails or in parking areas. Trail users over the age of 2 are required to wear face coverings at trailheads, parking areas, and destination points along trails.

Please note: The Canyon Trail at Placerita Canyon and the San Dimas Canyon Trail will remain closed.

Mother’s Day – Local, community and regional parks, will remain open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, for passive use, such as walking, jogging, and leisure time outdoors for individuals or families. Since the holiday is one of the busiest days of the year, LA County Parks reminds all park guests that social distancing is required, and group gatherings are prohibited by the health order. *Botanic gardens will be closed on Sunday, May 10.*

Visit the LA County Public Health website for information and guidance, available in multiple languages, on COVID-19:

California State Park Trails

State Parks-Angeles District will be reopening daily access on May 9, 2020 to all trails in Ventura and Los Angeles County (note further details and exceptions listed below*). Trailhead parking lots will remain closed at Corral Canyon, Tapia, and Dead Horse. Additionally, all parking in the Pacific Coast Highway corridor will remain closed in this Phase of trail reopening.

The following parking lots will be open and accessible seven days per week from dawn to dusk at reduced capacity: Trippet Ranch, Malibu Creek-Lower Lot, Will Rogers.

Malibu Creek State Park: Parking & restrooms at the lower parking lot only. Tapia parking lot is closed. The Regan Ranch & Piuma restrooms closed, parking lots open. Rock Pool & Century Lake are closed.

Point Mugu State Park: restrooms closed

Topanga State Park: Reduced capacity parking, Dead Horse parking is closed. Restrooms only at Trippet Ranch

Will Rogers State Historic Park: Reduced capacity parking . All lawns closed including the polo field & golf course

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook: This facility is to remain closed. Only the Park to Playa Trail will remain open

Santa Susana State Historic Park: Restrooms at Andorra & Lilac will remain closed.

Mountains & Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA) Trails

All MRCA Parks and Trails will be opened Saturday, May 9, 2020 with limited facilities following the guidelines for park users outlined by Los Angeles County. With the exception of restrooms, no buildings will be open. Parking lots will be open.

For the time being, Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park (formerly Marsh Park), and Jerome C. Daniel Overlook above the Hollywood Bowl will be closed and the New Millennium Trail in Calabasas will remain closed until further notice for restoration.

Mountains Restoration Trust

Effective May 8, 2020, all trails managed by Mountains Restoration Trust are temporarily closed and are expected to reopen May 15, 2020.

Please note that all trails operated by MRT's parent organization TreePeople are closed at Coldwater Canyon Park.

National Park Service (NPS) Trails

NPS will be opening all trails and trailheads in Los Angeles and Ventura County tomorrow (Ventura sites have been open weekdays only). Solstice Canyon will remain closed until the County modifies operations for beaches and the Pacific Coast Highway. Restrooms at the King Gillette Visitor Center will be open, but the visitor center will remain closed, as local and state guidance does not yet allow for gatherings in buildings.

OTHER TRAIL INFO (for trails not listed on this site that are operated by other cities and agencies):

Arroyos Foothills Conservancy Trails: Please visit or call (626) 808-7964

Catalina Island Conservancy: Please visit or call (310) 510-2595

City of Arcadia: Please visit

City of Azusa: Please visit or call (626) 812-5259

City of Claremont: Please visit or call (909) 399-5490

City of Duarte: Please visit or call (626) 357-7931

City of Glendale: Please visit

City of Glendora: Please visit

City of Los Angeles: Please visit or call (323) 644-6661

City of Monrovia: Please call (626) 256-8155 or visit

City of Pasadena: Please visit

City of San Dimas: Please visit or call 909-394-6200

City of Santa Clarita: Please visit

City of Walnut: Please visit or call (909) 595-7543

Puente Hills Preservation Habitat Authority: Please visit

Ranchos Palos Verdes Trails & Nature Preserve: Please visit or call (310) 491-5775

City of Bellflower: please visit

City of Calabasas: please visit

City of Gardena: please visit

City of Hermosa Beach: please visit

City of La Habra Heights: please visit

City of Lakewood: please visit

City of Malibu: please visit

City of Paramount: please visit

City of Pomona: please visit

City of Santa Monica: please visit

City of Sierra Madre: please visit

City of West Covina: please visit

City of Burbank: please visit

City of Alhambra: please visit

City of Avalon: please visit

City of Diamond Bar: please visit

City of Rolling Hill: please visit

City of Whittier: please visit

City of Torrance: please visit

City of Agoura Hills: please visit

US Forest Service: Please visit or call (747) 322-6574 / Angeles National Forest, (818) 482-8937 / Los Angeles Gateway Ranger District, or (747) 322-6643 / San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

May 8, 2020 at 4:31pm 3 Likes | 0 Comments