The Underrated State Park Where You Can View The Best Fall Foliage In Southern California
By Natasha Kayes|Published October 19, 2023
I was born and raised in sunny Southern California and will never tire of the West Coast, although I spent several years living in Southeast Asia, about as far from California as you can get. Wherever I am in the world, I love straying from the beaten path, experiencing local life, and discovering hidden gems - camera in hand. The beach is my happy place and when I am not there (or writing), you will usually find me baking, watching movies, and cuddling my pugs. I have traveled around the country and around the world, and it never, ever gets old. Being able to combine my passion for travel and my love of writing is nothing short of a dream.
Being in the land of endless summers, we don’t exactly have the epic fall color explosion that other states experience in Southern California. That does not mean, however, that we don’t get any fall beauty at all! The fact is that washes of reds and golds are not hard to find – you just need to know where to look. In fact, you can find some of SoCal’s best fall foliage in Newhall, CA, in a state park that goes largely under the radar but puts on a beautiful autumn show.
If you know where to look, even sunny SoCal will dazzle you with the vibrant tones of fall foliage. Have you ever explored Placerita Canyon in Newhall, CA? Learn about the park and upcoming events by visiting the Placerita Canyon Nature Center on Facebook. Find more Southern California autumn inspiration by reading our latest seasonal articles. And before you head out on your next great fall hike, be sure to check out our Ultimate Hiking Packing List.
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