Verdugo Crest Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glendale, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Nothing beats making it to the top and running across the mountains. Lots of fun!
This hike is fantastic and a great workout!!!
Awesome views but the hike is much more difficult than this app says. It is a difficult hike because of the elevation and length. But the views are worth it.
Great trail for people that want to get elevation in their hikes. I intended to hike this trail clockwise, however at the summit, I chose to descend the ridge to the West. Bad Idea. Steep and sandy, don't do it.
Not bad of a hike, the new name of this trail is the "Brand Motorway". But like others have said, it is mostly uphill. I would put it for someone who is looking for more of a challenge than a bunny slope. This trail also connects to the Verdugo Motorway as well.
It was a very strenuous straight up hike. I will admit I'm out of shape for hiking but this one was a straight up hike. It was the hike from hell today !
great views of the whole city. pretty steep going up but it's all downhill on the way down. there's not a lot of people either so you can truly enjoy the peace of the views and nature. i saw lots of pretty butterflies fluttering about last time :)
Lovely payoff, but tough for beginners and the decline is rough for people with knee issues.
Still, the view is spectacular, and my 12 lb chiweenie conquered the trail with no issues!
This is a great hike to get your in shape! It's very steep, and the ground is a bit unleveled so it provides a good challenge. The view from the top is amazing, you're higher than the Hollywood sign in griffith and you can see all the way to Santa Monica on a clear day. It's a bit scary to trail run on, but it's do-able
Workout wise you get a great workout however the climb up is very dry and with absolutely no shaded areas. Not a lot of green to see during this hike. The view from the top is nice - especially on a clear day.
Long and hot. Almost no shade. There were several spots along the trail where it became quite steep and rocky. Some graffiti on concrete not to far from the entrances/exits on the trail, but once it gets farther, the ghetto markings disappear. Good hike for an overcast day. Nice views of downtown LA, downtown Glendale, Griffith Park, and Burbank.
Very strenuous hike. Need strong core, sturdy ankle support, trail shoes or boots, trekking poles, light snacks, sunblock and around 24 ounces of water. It's a steep climb with minimal to no shade. You can do it without poles but it's slippery. I loved the challenge.
great hike. most DEF a leg buster!!!!! wear shoes you will NOT slip in! I almost wish I was in cleats! it was pretty gruesome going up but beautiful coming down!
A great hike. Leg buster! Trail starts by the Statue, less than 10 minutes up, you get to choose, road (on the left) or dirt trail (right). The dirt trail leads you up the side of the mountain, nice and steep, rocky, somewhat slippery, if you don't have proper footwear and if never handled trials alike, it can be dangerous. You have options. Once you hike for couple miles, you can either rest and turn back, there's a nice flat area with few chairs and nice views, or continue on and head towards Mt Thom. This last portion is even steeper and more slippery and not a lot of good footing, but it's not impossible. Me and my 16 lbs Yorkie (he's an avid hiker) made it without falling or dying lol.
Once by Mt Thom you can turn back and come down, be very careful, remember what goes up must come down. Once your back down by the flat viewing area, you can head back the same way you came or go towards the left and take the other trail on the other side of the mountain back. It will lead you back to the parking lot, you end up coming out towards the library and not the statue, but same parking lot.
Have fun take at least 1 water bottle or 2. Not too much shade so beware of heat and weather.