Hastain Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Hastain Trail is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near Beverly Hills, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles 643 feet Loop

dogs on leash

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Directions from Los Angeles, CA: (Lower Franklin Canyon) Take the San Diego Freeway / US 405 to Sunset Boulevard. Head east on Sunset Boulevard and proceed several miles to Beverly Drive. Go about half a mile and turn left onto Coldwater Canyon Drive. Turn right on Franklin Canyon Drive and proceed about 1 mile making a right turn onto Lake Drive. Park at main lot at end of road. Note: to reach Upper Franklin Canyon, continue north on Franklin Canyon Drive past Lake Drive.

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7 days ago

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20 days ago

Great Small Hike, less than one hour for the complete loop !
Because of the heavy rain this last weeks in L.A, you need to start the loop by the left, this is much easier than the other way. Enjoy.

21 days ago

2 months ago

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4 months ago

The views from the top are beautiful!

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4 months ago

5 months ago

Favorite hike in LA

6 months ago

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7 months ago

7 months ago

A secret gem in the Hollywood Hills.

8 months ago

9 months ago

Excellent!!!

9 months ago

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

Nice wide well maintained trail with a pretty good elevation. Lots of free parking and clean "real" rest rooms. There are some side trails that are more challenging.
My insider tip - The Hastain trail is at the lower end of the area, if you park in the large upper parking lot of Franklin Canyon park and you come down the west side of the Upper Franklin Reservoir you will see little Heavenly Pond with ducks, turtles and even a couple giant gold fish. In the winter and spring the Upper Franklin Reservoir itself has tonnes of ducks and geese. If you like nature it's worth the extra 1 mile or so to park in the upper lot and take the easy hike down to Hastain.

hiking
1 year ago

Hidden gem of a trail. Can be tricky to get to the first time, but is worth the time. There are several trails up in the area. The Hastain loop will take you up a steady grade though not too steep to a view of Los Angeles below. Continue down the hill to the bottom of the loop and you will hit switchbacks to a grassy lawn below. A little further up the road you will come to the lake. It is not that far and you can take a path that starts at the head of Lake Drive with a stairway and follow the path to the lake. The defintely has other people using the trails but it is not too crowded, probably because it is a bit out of the way.