Hansen Dam Horseback Riding

The 18th most popular equestrian trail in California.

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Northwest of Los Angeles and Burbank, the Hansen Dam has a range of horseback riding routes from dirt roads through wooded trails. Most of the Hansen Dam horseback riders start in Hansen Dam park and the trails generally lead east into the Tujunga Wash area. The Tujunga Wash has horse trails that wind through dry and riparian habitat.

The main Hansen Dam Equestrian Trail is a 4km long route starting at the western end of Hansen Dam on Osborne Street. The Hansen Dam Equestrian Trail follows along on the side of the dam and on the eastern side of the dam it connects with Wentworth Street. Many riders use the parking lot at Hansen Dam on Osborne Street which is north of Glenoaks Boulevard.

The Hansen Dam Equestrian Center (aka Orcas-Gabreieleno Equestrian Center) is located at 11127 Orcas Avenue in Sylmar.

Overall, Hansen Dam is the 18th most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Hansen Dam including Cuyamaca State Park, Chino Hills State Park, Topanga State Park, Heart Bar Campground, Stetson Ranch Park and Griffith Park.


Local Contact(s):  Hansen Dam Equestrian Center (818) 896-6514; Baycrest Farms Riding (818) 890-1922; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; CA Backcountry Horsemen (888) 302-BCHC.

Reference Source:  click here http://www.laparks.org/

Article Source:   Best Hansen Dam Horseback Riding Review https://www.trailsource.com/?type=HORSE&id=23272

GPS:  34.270694, -118.368416

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  7/2/2016

ID:  23272

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