Great training hike. First hour is up and more up and gets everything burning. Took an extra side trip at the top to ensure we hit the summit. Worth it but rough going on lose dirt and sand. The down section is tedious, it’s a winding road and not special and the only reason I don’t give this 5 star.

hiking
9 days ago

Super steep at the start from the library good conditioning hike.

I loved it. can't wait to go again. it's uphill most of the way until you reach (7 Trees). there is a bench where you can sit for a minute. round trip for us was around 4.5 miles,. we m ay gave missed a turn somewhere because it seemed shorter than expected

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.

Left at 8:am in June. Recommend starting earlier. Parking great on weekday. First 1.8 mi extremely hard if start counter clockwise. Highly recommend counter clockwise since can’t imagine going down that steep of grade. When going up steep grade pay attention to route since don’t want to get stuck on loose gravel and start sliding. Once you get to top you go all the way down again on Beaudry South Trail. You go all the way up again and that is it for major ascents.

Hiking in summer at least 3 liters of water and a hat- very important. For easy hydration I make hibiscus tea with refreshing mint tea. Very drinkable with a little caffeine, lots of ice to keep colder longer.

Note: I was only female out on this hike. Everyone friendly. Saw no snakes. Did see deer.

hiking
1 month 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.

Definitely my favorite hike in SFV. I’ve been doing it three days a week and have explored most of the variations.

Despite what the map here shows, I would suggest an alternate way down. If you follow the loop shown on the map, everything after Tongva peak is pretty boring. It has some nice views but it’s about 4.5 miles of slow downhill on the wide fire road. It takes a while and doesn’t present any challenge or burn many calories. You’re just walking for a long time.

My favorite alternative is to cut the loop short and head down at Tongva peak. As you get to the radio tower, you will see a small path that doubles back along the fence line and leads you to the south side of the fence. Here you will find a stone bench and just to the left of it there is a small trail.

Take the small trail / path next to the bench for a much more direct way down. It’s quite steep and quite technical at parts but it’s much faster and is a much better workout! Taking this trail will cut about 3 miles off the whole loop (while still being a better workout) and will drop you out behind the dam, right next to where the main loop does.

Great hike.... worth the view - no pain, no gain.

hiking
2 months ago

The peak of this trail is really steep and slippery. Had to take it very carefully down to avoid falling and sliding. Someone gave me bad advice on how to come down and I injured myself. Careful!

hiking
2 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.

hiking
2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Many others trails connect once you’re at the top ( the tougher part). Stick to the App if u want to get back to your car:) it’s an adventure!

Very steep at the beginning. Very nice urban hike with views.

Much easier on a cooler day. I attempted it once on what it felt like 160 degrees day and had to give up. Not to much shade. Only about first 2 miles are hard. It gets quite easy after that.

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

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hiking
3 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.

Nice trail recently widened and with loose gravel in steep areas creating more difficult patches.

For sure the toughest hike I’ve ever been to so far. Been hiking for a while but mostly stay with the “moderate” difficulty ones, so I decided to give myself a challenge by taking a “hard” one. It would actually be an easy hike if it weren’t for the first hour or so. The first 1.5 Miles are all crazy uphill with one steep slope after another, some of them are so steep I’ll have to lean over and semi-crawl for a minute. But after the first hour it’s all pretty flat & easy. Went over towards late March so the temperature is cool (65-ish), can’t imagine anyone would want to challenge this on a hot summer day.

Be sure to track your hike with this app or GPS. There are several tricky fork that might lead you the the wrong direction, especially the one towards the end of the loop - take left towards seven trees (i think it’s this name) and walk up the small narrow road. If you don’t wanna stick to this map take the big road on the right side, which would lead you back to the parking lot too.

Also the trail head is kinda hidden. I wasn’t sure until I tried & walked up towards the drainage-like entrance with no sign at all.

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4 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.

Excellent climb / trail run. I recommend starting on the steep incline because you will be rewarded with a 3.5 mile moderately technical downhill for the second half. I did not see signs for this trail but head up the concrete towards Seven Trees trail. This trailhead is just off to your right but you have to be looking for it. After you reach the summit you'll be up by some power line/poles....this continues for a bit but no more crazy climbing. When you reach the bench that is your turning point. Go right at the bench. If you stay on what looks like Verdugo Motorway (I think that's what they called it) thinking that the trail continues...well, you'll just tack on extra mileage like I did. So if you want to hit the 7.5....don't continue, but there's definitely a trail that continues.

hiking
4 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.

hiking
4 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.

The best hike I’ve been too! Definitely one of the toughest. Beautiful views! Very incline hike in the beginning. Once you reach the peak, it’s all worth it. Great workout! I totally recommend it to any hike lovers. I took my dog and she also loved it.

hiking
5 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)

Really steep at the beginning or end depends which way you go

mountain biking
5 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.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this for the first time today. About a good hour uphill. A hiker advised us to go right towards north motorway to avoid as much sun and that was such great advice! Takes lots of water, for 2 of us we took 80oz and we're good. It was a lot of fun!

It was a really great hike, but it is very steep so be prepared to huff and puff all the way to the top!

trail running
5 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

Trained for my GoRuck tough on this trail, not heavily crowded and a beautiful view.

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