Stough Canyon Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Burbank, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
Started at the Nature Center trail head and went up the 2nd fork to the left and up to "The View" which is a great rest area. There is another tiny trail that will take you to the view (the first left with a big water tank) but it's very small and for experienced people. From there I went up the smaller trail to the old Boy Scout Camp. There are shortcuts on this trail which take you steeply over a ridge and steeply down to meet the Stough Canyon fire road. I used he steep down, but it's not advised unless you are experienced. From there I casually walked down the fire road to the Nature Center.
Overall it was a nice loop with some interesting urban exploring and beautiful views on a good day. There's barely any shade though, so not for the hottest of days.
My favorite. So many different ways to go and explore. Great uphill hike up to an amazing 360• view with a bench to relax in on top.
I hiked the 7 miles in 3 hours, in the rain (the last 3 miles). I enjoyed it! Feb. 10, 2017
Be careful on the directions the app gives you. It took me to a road that doesn't exist or isn't open. Go to DeBell golf course then continue past it to reach the nature center. The first half mile is the steepest then levels off for the most part for the rest of the way. I wouldn't rate it moderate but maybe between easy/ moderate. Nice views.
Easy to moderate hike with great views and quiet trails. You'll run into other hikers, sure, but without the crowds that occupy the busier sites. Definitely bring water and wear sunscreen
This is a nice moderate hike, with a fair amount of shade compared to other trails in the area. I hiked at 8am on a Saturday and there was light to moderate foot traffic toward the bottom, and almost zero traffic towards the top. There were several mountain bikers, and a few trail runners.
Ran this trail from the parking area up to about 1/3 of a mile from the radio tower. I estimate it was about a 3 3/4 round trip. Very scenic and pretty. Also very hot with little to no shade. There is water only at the trail head. Arrive hydrated. We saw a coyote along the trail so I advise dog owners to keep their dogs on a leash. If you are a distance runner this is some nice hill training. Or if you're simply a hiker, great exercise and views
Very nice trail.. A little steep in the first half.. Very nice view you can see 134 fwy on the other side and the other side will be the city view.. Parking is ok there is a restroom as well.. Plenty of rest points.. Bring a lot of water.. We only hike up to radio tower but still there are more trail that you can walk to..
It was good hike. About 6 mi round trip. I started at the nature center and walked all the way up to the radio tower. I went in the afternoon which was a bit of mistake, there is hardly and shade on the hike. It's all uphill to the radio tower. Beautiful views. You can see all of Burbank and Hollywood and part of DTLA. I recommend bringing lots of water.
Pretty moderate but several ways you can go. Some steeper than others. Pretty brown and not much views unless the rain recently hit in which you are treated with lots of spring flowers and a clear view all the way to DT and beyond.