Cahuenga Peak Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A 3.1 mile loop with a stop at the Cahuenga Wisdom Tree.
Moderate is a good word for the short, steep South side of the loop from Wonder View. But I took the loop clockwise from Wonder View, missed the "trail" heading back South to the top (looks like a small rockslide) and after 50 years of hiking all kinds of trails, "moderate" does not do justice to the very steep, rocky, sandy, rutted ridgeline over Warner Bros. lot. Views to the North were spectacular along the way, and it felt good when I got to the Wisdom Tree. I don't recommend the North side of the loop unless you're looking for more than "moderate". At 61 years I'm in pretty decent shape and was checking out the trail so I know how to take my friend to the Wisdom Tree. He and I are both recovering from traumatic brain injuries. Now I know which way to take him!
Its a short hike and once you reach the top, the view is all worth it! You'll be able to see Lake Hollywood Reservoir from there. You can write anything and leave mementos at the Wisdom Tree. A lot of sight seeing at the top. So beautiful.
It's very fun trail ... lots of up and down areas perfect for conditioning
Short but intense hike up to the top with wonderful 360° panoramic views of LA, Burbank, Studio City, etc. After reaching the wisdom tree, you can hike the ridge that puts you behind the Hollywood sign.
Really great way to see the greater Los Angeles area while getting a good workout.
we took the trail on the left and then we took what we thought was a shortcut on the right and end up being a workout from hell, just how I like it...
Nice trail to get an awesome 360 view of LA.
The moderate rating for the loop trail is deceiving. After leaving the Wisdom Tree and taking the left turn before Cahuenga Peak, the trail descends steeply along the narrow ridge lines. Very narrow and rocky. You have to pick your way carefully to avoid slipping on loose rocks and gravel. Highly recommend trekking poles or a walking stick to steady your way down this loop. Great 360 degree views from Wisdom Tree and then the Valley on the loop.
One of a kind
Awesome! Takes about 15-20 min to hike to wisdoms tree at a steady pace without stopping . Feels good, great views.
Beautiful view all the way to the Top
Awesome... great views!