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Best trails in Deukmejian Wilderness Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Deukmejian Wilderness Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Not many small or medium-sized cities can boast of three mountain ranges within its border, but Glendale, California, does. Stretching east and north from the San Fernando Valley, the city takes in substantial parts of the San Rafael Hills and the Verdugo Mountains, plus a small slice of the San Gabriel Mountains at the city's northern extremity. At this northernmost spot in Glendale, overlooking the foothill communities of La Crescenta and Tujunga, lies Deukmejian Wilderness Park, named after former California governor George Deukmejian. The park's 700 acres of chaparral-covered slopes are drained by two ravines with steep gradients: Cooks Canyon and Dunsmore Canyon. During the mid-20th Century, the area alongside the Dunsmore Canyon stream was used by the Le Mesnager family as a vineyard. An old stone barn at the trailhead is reminiscent of that time.

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Map of trails in Deukmejian Wilderness Park
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Crescenta View Trail
Deukmejian Wilderness Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
Crescenta View Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Glendale, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#2 - Dunsmore Canyon and Le Mesanger Loop Trails
Deukmejian Wilderness Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Dunsmore Canyon and Le Mesanger Loop Trails is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Glendale, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#3 - Mount Lukens from Deukmajian Wilderness Park
Deukmejian Wilderness Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h 45 m
Mount Lukens from Deukmajian Wilderness Park is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Crescenta, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate.Show more