love this hike. done it multiple times. the full trail from the bottom to the radio towers is more like 5 mi. but there are a few turn off spots, or you can start from one of the main 3 entrances. it is very steep throughout the hike, not many areas where it levels out. good workout. I've been 3 times and its never really busy which is nice. bring water - no fountains on the way.
It was my first time on this particular trail and I have to say that it is a tough one, you climbing from the start and it seems like it never stops until you to the top. The trail gets very narrow at certain points and the drop offs are pretty intense. This trail is a work out for the whole body, I look forward to doing it again now that I know what I'm in for
Great alternative to the crowds at Runyon. There's parking on Harvard just outside the main gate, as well as a few spaces on Wildwood Cyn Drive. There are also multiple trail heads along Wildwood Cyn Drive, so be sure to coordinate with your crew accordingly. Trail itself is pretty steep. Going up is gonna build your leg & cardio strength; going down is going to test your knees - but *totally* worth it! At the top is the "Wisdom Tree" with great views of Burbank, "The Valley", Los Angeles, and on clear days: Catalina!