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loved the views from this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

If you're looking for a moderately difficult trail, you've found it, I hiked from the North side it's 2.1 miles all the way up to the stone bench and it was a steep climb, I left at 5 PM with the sun above my head and thankfully there are trees to keep one cool and it does help when you have a 1.5 liter of hydration pack I got to the top in 2 hours it takes most advanced hikers 50 minutes. I then hiked down from the South side to take advantage of the sunlight before arriving down to my car which took me a little longer than normal as I was hiking with a few club members. All in all it was a great experience, which I would love to repeat a few times a week, it's a great exercise if you want to shed some pounds off.

Nice and steady trail throughout. great views of greater Los Angeles. Parking can be a hassle though.

Did this a couple days ago. Depending on where you cross the river, the trail can be hard to find. I walked up the dry creek bed for an hour and a half before realizing my mistake. That was frustrating. I found the trail using google maps, and took it. This trail needs maintenance! Got stung by a bee in the face, came in contact with both poison oak and poodle dog bush. I had to do a lot of bushwhacking, in these plants and others. Got stabbed by those pointy bushes that have like 100 spines. The trail was sketchy the entire way up to where I got, only about a mile in. However, some of these faults were my mistake, and I’ll try again next weekend.

Beautiful views of Glendale, Burbank, and downtown L.A make this hike worth it. Going counter clockwise or right at the fork is a little bit easier uphill.

Wish I had read the reviews prior to going. Lots of horse poop along the way, overhead power lines were distracting and unclear trailhead. The only thing giving this a 3 star is the quick elevation gain and it was fairly close to where I had been earlier in the day
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hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with lots of pretty wildflowers late April and May. There's zero shade so it's best to go early morning or night hike. Parking is very easy too. The hike itself is a great steady workout. Oh, watch out for fire ants. My dog got bit by some of them and was in great pain for the rest of the day.

I enjoyed this hike! Went on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend thinking it would be busy, and only saw 3 people in my 2.5 hours to the summit. Indeed longer than stated, as others have said. I clocked 10.5 miles round trip. My knees were way more sore than I thought they would be. I took the west loop on the way down (the way this hike leads you) and it was a cyclists dream. Although narrow at parts, it was beautiful and I recommend it. And that VW Bug! What a hilarious treat.

Easy parking, nice views of all of LA, good workout.

This trail was awesome! I came up here early on a weekday morning and still was surprised to see a good number of hikers. The trail is fairly open but there was a nice breeze and bits of shade throughout as it was still early morning. This land is very inspiring and quite serene. There is a tree shaded area at the dead end with a bench that was perfect for a nice chill, music making session, and morning meditation.

I vlogged my hike so you can check out the trail ahead of time!
Vlog:https://youtu.be/e48bjiZPeos

I also put together a playlist of music for hikers to bring on the trail :)
Playlist: http://sptfy.com/1VKg

The trail is very overgrown and the foileage was more cumbersome than it was enjoyable. The incline itself is a great workout but I just wish I wasn't fighting my way through all the brush. I am 90% sure we encountered some poison oak along the way... I would suggest wearing pants or leggings as well as a breathable long sleeve to avoid contact with unfriendly plants. I would NOT recommend taking dogs - our pups usually love a good hike but this trail begins in a rocky riverbed and there is hardly any shade on the way up. They didn't seem to be having too much fun in the overgrowth either.

hiking
3 months ago

Tough, but enjoyable hike! The loop is 5 miles in total and you go straight up for 2.5 miles. The peak offers views in every direction and the hike down the mountain is even more enjoyable. Took me about three hours to complete and wasn’t very busy on a Sunday afternoon.

on Crescenta View Trail

3 months ago

Nice place for an escape from the city feel with amazing views.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a strenuous hike and so much fun! Great views, easy parking, sometimes the occasional mountain bike. Fun to see the radio towers up close.

Really good workout. Make sure you bring enough water as the trail is strenuous and there is not much shade.

hiking
3 months ago

Decent hike, medium crowds, no shade. Only issues are the trails are very eroded and slippery even in good weather, the other is there's a lot of horse poop at the summit.

If you enjoy overgrown trails and poison oak, this trail is for you! I was thankful I read the other reviews and wore pants. This was a training hike for Mt. Whitney and was definitely good exercise. There are a few places where the trail is barely there with loose shale. I was also glad I had my trekking poles. The city views were cool at the top. Worth doing once but not sure I would go again.

As noted on previous reviews, the trail is a bit overgrown. Don't let that scare you away. We hiked it on Sunday morning and had the whole trail to ourselves.

on Beaudry Loop

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect climb and great views. a bit too much for 11 and under. I'd rate it an easy hard hike or a hard moderate.
we did this hike on a moderately warm spring day. started at 8:30am. that was almost too late (for the entire loop).
did it in 2.25 hours with little stopping. bugs were out.

4 months ago

Decent trail, but mildly overgrown along most of the route with several thicker sections.

This is a beautiful little place with several trails and options. Went after a storm and everything was incredibly lush. It is a steady incline on the Dunsmore Trail from start to finish, but the Le Messanger Loop is a bit nicer on the legs. We actually started from Foothill Blvd instead of the trail head in order to add a few more miles and about 500 additional feet in elevation...a decision my legs are paying for now.

Amazing trail & not super difficult. I went up the Haines Canyon Trail to Rim of the Valley Trail which took me to the old Mt. Lukens Trail... hungout on top by myself for an hour and then took then the fire road to the Crescenta View Trail & down to the Wilderness Park.

3.5 hrs up & 2.5 hrs down. Frost line is about 4,000ft & snow line a little under 5,000ft.

on Beaudry Loop

5 months ago

Did this hike on a Saturday after it rained on Friday night. The views were beautiful and clear the entire hike. Extremely light traffic. Only saw a few people midday on a weekend. I definitely plan on doing this hike again. It was great.

hiking
5 months ago

Went up the North side and came down the South. The loop takes about 2 hours and change. Beautiful views of the surrounding areas.

It’s a good workout and the views at the top are actually pretty stunning. Could see clear to Catalina today. The trail is not as sketchy as other reviewers would have you believe. But it is overgrown and washed out in a couple of areas but I never felt afraid. I did it since I’m doing the 100 Peaks Section but it was a bit blah so not sure I’d do it again.

hiking
5 months ago

love this trail. extended to 5.8 miles.

hiking
6 months ago

Similar to Runyon Canyon in Hollywood but less foot traffic. Went up the North side and came down the South. Nice, steady incline, on the North and pretty steep coming down the South. If you are looking for a challenge, go up the South side. About 2-2.5 hours round trip. Bring water and a hat. Nice views of Burbank and DTLA at the top.

Surprisingly nice hike close to the SCV and SFV. The first mile or so, the noise from the freeway and gun range are inescapable, but after that, it quiets down. There are great views of the Sunshine Canyon Landfill (which I find oddly interesting), the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys, and on a clear day, the DTLA skyline. There seems to be a tree farm, with water tanks and irrigated oaks. I hiked up to the saddle at Jones Junction and turned around, though you can continue down to East Canyon or west to Mission Point.

hiking
6 months ago

Great workout! It's a very steady incline to the top. We started at 8am and went clockwise so there were decent amounts of shade along parts of the trail. Later in the day it was mostly direct sun. Wonderful views and not too much traffic. (Hike date 2/11/18)

mountain biking
6 months ago

Quick 1 hour loop by bike. A 3.5 mile mellow climb followed by an exciting 2+ mile descent. Make sure your brakes work and carry a bike bell to alert hikers.
Recommend riding in the late afternoon after the sun has gone down to avoid the glare and heat.

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