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!
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.
Lilia A. on Vital Link Trail
Go straight up start early morning or late afternoon and enjoy sunset good cardio