Piru Creek offers rare opportunities to recreate along a year-round free flowing stream in southern California. The stream provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including wilderness hiking and backpacking, OHV travel, gold panning, camping, angling, family picnicking, and even whitewater kayaking, all within a river corridor with diverse and outstanding scenery. The entire creek flows through unique geological formations that provide important clues to tectonic forces that shape California. Identified by scientists as an area of high ecological significance, Piru Creek provides an important biological refuge for the endangered arroyo toad, California red-legged frog, least Bell’s vireo and southwestern willow flycatcher.
The Piru Creek segments total 52.3 miles