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An HDW original, we’ve been following the footsteps of ET since 2008! Dogs are ok on this one.
The open spaces and trails lacing Porter Ranch provides us the opportunity to wander the remaining vestiges of two riparian canyons and a cliff-rimmed hillside blanketed with aromatic sage. So let us set out for the suburban stronghold of Porter Ranch for a variegated loop through the hidden wilds and wild suburbia of the north valley including Aliso Canyon and Limekiln Canyon. Two oak-and sycamore-shaded canyons and eroded sedimentary outcroppings known as “The Palisades” are some of the highlights
We’ll be hiking on a section of the The Palisades featured in the movie, and will take our snack break at “E.T. Park” (Aliso Canyon Park) where they filmed some scenes from ET.
The video below shows the location of our hike. The maker did an excellent job in juxtaposing scenes from ET with present day shots. Pay particularly close attention to the opening shots, the dirt path a bicycle is riding on, and the van driving into a park. We will be hiking over and through these locations.
Head for the North Valley YMCA on Corbin Ave. The trail head is on the right (if you are traveling north) just before the YMCA sign. Park on street.