Located in the Puente Hills, and managed by the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority, Hellman Park offers trails into some of the most beautiful habitat in the area. Hike the trails on either side of the reservoir. Both trails are very aerobic up the mountainside taking you on a loop trail to the ridgeline overlooking Sycamore Canyon, a beautiful view. Along the way you will see a large collection of California brittlebush, a Sunflower family member with large yellow flowers in the spring. On a good day Catalina Island and downtown Los Angeles are observable.

Fun hike. It never ceases to amaze me how you can find open spaces in the middle of a metropolis like Los Angeles, this one is just of the Pomona Hwy near Avocado Heights and the City of Industry. Not surprisingly, this trail is heavily trafficked on most parts. Also worth noting is that some parts of the trail are shared with Bikes and Horses, though we only saw a couple of bicyclists and horse apples but no horses. The trail head has a small parking lot, with only a couple of spots but there is more parking down by the street by the Orange Grove Middle School sports field. Worth noting is that there are many different hikes you can piece together in Hacienda Hills, we did a version of the hike that was closer to 5 miles.

Is there seriously a fine for hiking up there?

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike however it is no longer a loop. It is a there and back. Looking at the map the northwest ridge is closed and there is a 1,000 dollar fine for hiking it.

great uphill workout! take Mariposa trail for more gradual incline.

hiking
28 days ago

I really enjoyed this hike. It's a little tough starting out because it's got some pretty steep trail to start. But once you get past the first two real big ones, it's a great hike. It starts uphill, takes you down to the very bottom of the hill in a zig zag pattern. It was nice & cool at the bottom. Beautiful scenery & a great view. Then back up the hill, but not as strenuous as coming in, then back down to the entrance gate & that is just as steep going down as it is coming up. Overall, great hike. I loved it, but wouldn't recommend going when it's too hot.

hiking
29 days ago

Good workout! Only bad thing is parking sucked other than that totally worth it.

hiking
29 days ago

Different trails to choose from, LA view and very nice and friendly people.

Good workout!

parking sucked but all round an awesome day hike

Great trail. Take it the back way to get max workout!

Perfect hike to wear out and over energetic pup...we walked up from the left entrance, it feels like an actual woodsy hike..loved it...but man fucking people need to pick up their dogs shit!!!!

I love it but a few minor annoyances. Parking is not close as there’s a teeny tiny lot. There is street parking several blocks away , the streets closest to Hellman are permit parking only. The hours are ridiculous. 9am to 5pm or 6pm depending on the season. I never biked in here but there is no biking allowed anymore. Also there were a few side trails that are a bit easier to get to the top. Most are closed off now.

It sounds like a lot of annoyances actually lol, but it really is a great workout and beautiful views if you don’t mind the other stuff.

I love this hiking trail

mountain biking
2 months ago

looks like an awesome hiking trail. very hard on a bike. they have big rocks to break momentum about every 100 yards. fun but hard

hiking
2 months ago

Nice heavily traveled hike. The uphill is very challenging. The problem is not with the hike the problem was with the city of Whittier wear myself and friends I hiked with all received parking tickets. There is no where to park only a small parking lot that is full. Where are you supposed to park to hike at this place? It was a very expensive hike I doubt if I will be back city of Whittier is taking advantage of people

hiking
2 months ago

Great Hike. It was my first hike in a long time, so it was challenging. View up at the water tower is spectacular. My hike down was serene as I took the trail that hugs the northwest side of the hill. Definitely be back again.

A family friendly trail that has a little bit for everyone; hikers, dogs, and bikers. Unfortunately, this trail now opens at 9 AM so it really limits the distance yoy want hike during the warmer days.

hiking
2 months ago

I loved this trail...the scenic overlook is beautiful. its a great workout and it has some really nice shaded areas. I rate it moderate/hard for beginners.

hiking
2 months ago

Walked 6 miles upon entering walking on the gravel about 1/4 of a mile on your left I took the trail entrance by the benches..walked up to the top n did the loop...at the end you walk down and have to walk back up then back down to exit....its pretty cool not to hard not too easy...the cool thing is that you can hike from or to Hellman to these trails ...Hellman has very steep hills so you can add or take from or to these hiking trails

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