A family of four hikes on a trail

5 Outdoor Activities in Santa Clarita

When you’re on the hunt for a new place to live, the search isn’t just about the house. Of course, you may know how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, or whether you prefer an open layout. But even the most perfect house can be slipped into the “maybe” pile if it’s not in a neighborhood you like. After all, as the old saying goes: “Location, location, location!”

Whether you love outdoor sports like running, cycling, hiking, or even skateboarding, the Santa Clarita Valley has something for you. This family-friendly neighborhood offers the perfect blend of adventure and fun.

Cycling in Santa Clarita

Are you looking for a group to cycle with every week, do you like to bike to work, or do you like to keep it more casual? With our extensive maps of bike paths, Santa Clarita has something to offer every level of cyclist. Runners are also welcome on the trails!

Need to get across town? Take the Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail! Interested in something a little more rigorous? Head north on the San Francisquito Trail. Want to show off your tricks? Accessible from the bike path that runs alongside Golden Valley Road, the George A. Caravalho Santa Clarita Sports Complex offers everything you could want, including BMX, skateboarding, and rollerblading.

Hitting the Track at the Trek Bike Park

BMX riders rejoice! At the Trek Bike Park in Santa Clarita, BMX and mountain bikers alike can enjoy seven acres of space to practice skills, jumps, and riding. All ages and skill levels are welcome to enjoy the bike park from dawn to dusk.

Skateboarding & Rollerblading

If four wheels are more your style, head over to the Santa Clarita Skate Park! With everything from a half pipe to two clover bowls, skaters of all ages can enjoy the park from 8am to 8:30pm 365 days a year - weather permitting. BMX riders and rollerbladers are also welcome! Younger riders can register for the weekly Junior Ride, open every Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 10am.

Horseback Riding in the Santa Clarita Valley

Welcome to horse country! Santa Clarita is home to several ranches that offer horseback riding lessons. Some even offer day camps for kids! Live your best ranch life at Gilchrist Farm or learn how to ride English or western style at the Santa Clarita Valley Equestrian Center.

Hiking in Santa Clarita

Go outside! Santa Clarita is home to thousands of acres of open space, including public parks, trails, and wilderness areas. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset, so you have plenty of time to enjoy Santa Clarita’s natural beauty. Plus, follow the @HikeSCV Twitter account and #HikeSantaClarita hashtag to stay up to date on the latest hikes!

Don’t forget to follow trail etiquette on your next hike:

  • Use the provided trash receptacles

  • Keep dogs on a leash at all times

  • Clean up after yourself and your dog

Getting Active in Santa Clarita

No matter how you like to stay active, Santa Clarita is the perfect place to get outside. When you find the perfect home that backs onto the bike path or is a stone’s throw away from your favorite wilderness area, Affordable Quality Moving and Storage can help you get settled into your new life. Contact us today at (661) 622-2636 to learn more about our local and long-distance moving services.