Lopez Canyon Park
12801 Lopez Canyon Rd, Sylmar, CA 91342
Acquired in 2009, the MRCA’s Lopez Canyon Park is located above Sylmar, where the Kagel Truck Trail connects through the 125-acre property. A trailhead parking lot provides convenient access for equestrian trucks/trailers, hikers, and mountain bikers to access the USFS Angeles National Forest and it’s hundreds of miles of trails and fire roads. The trailhead has parking, a portable ADA-accessible restroom, drinking fountain, and horse tie-up area with water. With amazing views below to the San Fernando Valley and above to the Angeles National Forest, Lopez Canyon Park provides an ideal trailhead for equestrians and hikers.
The trail is part of the interregional Marge Feinberg Rim of the Valley Trail. Feinberg’s tireless volunteer efforts led to legislation that designated the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor in the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Zone. The Corridor was created to form an interlinking system of parks, trails, open space, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities within and between the Santa Monica, Santa Susana and San Gabriel Mountains. The Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor lays out the blueprint for a system of natural lands that shelters wildlife and extends recreational opportunities throughout a large urban area. The backbone of that system—and the thread which will one day tie it together, is the Marge Feinberg Rim of the Valley Trail.