Hansen Dam

These rustic foothills are among headwaters for the LA River. Their waters collect above the Hansen Dam. Together the Hansen Dam area is the mecca for horse riding in the city, containing the largest concentration of stables and trails. 


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Doc Larsen Trail - A popular dirt road that leads up into the canyons. 

Big Tujunga Wash - This wash is located east of Hansen Dam Park. Its network of equestrian trails, which weave between a dry area and a riparian habitat,provides a variety of pleasant scenery.  Trailhead: Access from Christy Avenue., Wheatland Avenue., and the Gabrellino Equestrian Park on Orcas Avenue, all via Foothill Boulevard.Also, access points along Wentworth Street. However, there is no parking near these access points

Hansen Dam Park - These intermittent wetlands offer a variety of trails, from dirt roads circling the lakes and the bottom of the dam, to smaller trails that weave throughout the wooded areas. Take care as some of the smaller trails don't receive regular maintenance. This area blends into the Big Tujunga Wash area to the east. Trailhead: Parking lots on Osborne St. and Foothill Blvd.

Hansen Dam TrailThis two-mile equestrian trail starts at the western end of the dam, along Osborne Street, and parallels the dam. On its eastern end, it connects with Wentworth Street.
 Trailhead: Parking lot near the dam, on Osborne Street north of Glenoaks Boulevard.

From additional trail maps, go to latrails.com and cllick on Hansen Dam Park or Big Tujunga Wash. Or click here for aPDF map. . 


Baycrest Farms Riding
On-site training and lessons for all levels.
12878 Little Tujunga Canyon Road
CA 91342-6305
(818) 890-1922
Goldspirit Farm
Horseback riding lessons for all levels and ages. Lesson horses available for showing, lease, and sale. Boarding and training facilities.
12682 Kagel Canyon Road
CA 91342
(818) 834-1272
Stable Snob
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9751 Wheatland Avenue
CA 91040-1429
(818) 352-9351
Hansen Dam Equestrian Center
Training lessons, horse activities. 
11127 Orcas Avenue
CA 91342-6723
(818) 896-6514
Bella Vista Stable
10616 McBroom Street
CA 91040-1230
(818) 353-9896
California Polo Club
Rental stables, riding lessons, polo. In Little Tujunga Canyon just above Hansen Dam.
11035 Osborne Street
CA 91342-6601
(818) 896-6967
Gibson Ranch
Boarding, lessons, and regular events open to the public.
9655 Wentworth Street
CA 91040
(818) 951-4335
Equinox Equestrian Center
9753 La Tuna Canyon Road
CA 91352-2235
(818) 767-3200
Bay Ridge Farm
11700 Little Tujunga Canyon Road
Lake View Ter, CA 91342-6301
(818) 834-3699
Middle Ranch
11700 Little Tujunga Canyon Road
San Fernando Valley, CA 91342
(818) 897-4029

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