Best trail running trails in La Tuna Canyon Park, California

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Explore the most popular running trails in La Tuna Canyon Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of trail running trails in La Tuna Canyon Park, California
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#1 - La Tuna Canyon Loop Trail
La Tuna Canyon Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
This trail definitely gets the heart rate up, and should be considered on the hard side of moderate. It is a fire road hike so nothing technical but the elevation gain and steepness can certainly pack a punch so be prepared!Show more
#2 - Stough Canyon Trail to Verdugo Peak
La Tuna Canyon Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
This is a nice hike to Verdugo Peak. Lovely mountain views but very little shade. Show more
#3 - La Tuna Canyon Trail
La Tuna Canyon Park
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
There is plenty of free parking at the trailhead and many users suggest going counterclockwise on this trail (doing the steeper section first).Show more
#4 - Whiting Woods Motorway Trail
La Tuna Canyon Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
Starting at the end of Whiting Woods Road, passing through the locked gate you quickly start climbing, 2.604 miles to go. It is fairly steep consequently there are fewer mountain bikes common at other hikes in the Verdugos. The road starts out steep, get used to it, this is going to be the tempo for most of this hike, though the lower mile is generally less steep than higher up. There are many cross country cutoffs, which cuts off long switchbacks, shortening the return trip or steepening the uphill. Arriving at Verdugo Motorway there are many options, continuing straight will take you to an electronic site with views of the San Fernando Valley, & Los Angeles Basin. A short way to the right is a bench if you're inclined to rest and take in the view, or just turn around and go back the way you came.Show more
#5 - Chandler Motorway to Verdugo Peak
La Tuna Canyon Park
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 6 h 43 m
The Verdugo Fireroad (topo says Chandler Motorway) begins here, and goes east to near Glendale Community College. Difficulty is easy, but can be made more difficult by increasing speed and/or distance. This can be linked with close to a dozen other trails along the way. Show more
#6 - Hostetter Fire Road Loop
La Tuna Canyon Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
#7 - La Tuna Canyon Trail to Stough Canyon Nature Center
La Tuna Canyon Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
Starting from La Tuna Canyon you'll have intermittent shade from old oaks - especially in the morning hours. Rest at the wooden chair after a steep climb to the mid-point and gasp at the gorgeous views into the valley as you cross down toward Burbank. Show more
#8 - Mount Thorn via Hotstetter and Verdugo Crest Trail
La Tuna Canyon Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 23 m
The Bridle Trail, also referred to as East Ridge or Hogback Trail, connects the Helipad with Dante's View in Griffith Park. It offers great views of downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific, and the San Gabriel Mountains.Show more
#9 - Hostetler Fire Road - La Tuna Canyon
La Tuna Canyon Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
Users have reported that the western half of this trail is dangerous due to heavy rainfall that may have have destroyed most of the foot path and caused overgrowth.Show more