Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

on Stough Canyon Trail

12 days ago

Nice long hike with beautiful views.

trail running
2 months ago

Slow climb to the towers on wide dirt fire road. Trafficked by runners, walkers, and MTB (less so past the “saddle”). Great views of the Valley, Griffith Park, and La Crescenta.

3 months ago

Went there again last Friday in the late afternoon. Very nice hike. The mountain bikers were very courteous too.

It’s a solid hike up to the park (communications station). We like it because there is not much traffic at all, lots of quiet and solitude with great views of the valley to DTLA when you reach the summit

The views are really nice. Very few trees, so probably wouldn’t hike this in the summer, although you can find decent patches of shade against the hillsides depending on what time of day you go. Around the 3.5 mile mark, the listed trail wants you to take a steep incline up a hillside to a lookout point. Don’t take this route, it’s really washed out and sketchy. Stay on the motorway for a much safer walk. You can double back to the peak from the other direction on your return.

4 months ago

Great hike! I think best done in the morning and the views are awesome!

4 months ago

A fairly peaceful hike. Quite a few mountain bikers but they were polite. The start and finish are a little steep but not bad. A nice way to get elevation.

Disappointing that there is no loop.

Did about 1/2 the trail then came back. Very cool since recent fires have burned back alot of vegetation. Kinda looked like Mars in some places. Saw a few bikers, hikers w dogs, & 2 bike cops on electric bikes. Pretty neat. Some steep climbs, but not terrible.

Pretty steep, constant climb from start. Feels more like a workout than a hike. Bring sunscreen - the trail is completely exposed. Really nice view at top amongst all the cell phone towers.

I took the easy way up. But coming down was a different story. It was like the scorched trials. It was very Sandy and filled with loose dirt. Some of the path way on the side of the mountain disappears and you kind of have to walk on the wall of sand to get across. It spit me out on the side of the road down the street where I parked. Overall very fun and difficult.

8 months ago

Love the Stough Canyon Trail when I'm looking for a quick hike after work. The trail starts at the nature center, which has a parking lot and full bathrooms (open the same hours as the nature center). This trail is lightly trafficked, even less so as you get closer to the top. Unfortunately, the fire burned a large majority of this area, but there is no issue with the trail itself.

I'd rate this hike on the easier side of moderate although the first section heading up from the parking lot is a steady incline. There are a few points in the trail with different options depending on where you want to go (overlook, old youth camp), but the signs are clear. Additionally, there are benches and lounge chairs at various points if you want to take a break and enjoy the views! The trail is full sun exposure - bring lots of water. Also, keep an eye out for the mountain bikers who come flying down certain parts of the trail; not all are very good about watching for hikers.

Starts high. How high? Reallll high winkiefacemoji

Awesome views within 1000 feet. Nice high altitude start point

11 months ago

Great hike, challenging for me since i'm a beginner. My friend that is experienced had very little trouble. Encountered two rattlesnakes during first hike in March. Went again in may and had no issues. Parking can be tough, so arrive early. Bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen. Fantastic views.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Awesome. Go up the big dirt path. Stay right. After about a mile.and a half theres a side.trail on the right up to the radio towers. That trail is steep going up and steeper going down. Awesome views. Fitness is a prerequisite.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Very Quiet, uphill but not too strenuous, with amazing views of the LA basin. I would definitely recommend it.
Plus, I found an incredibly creepy message in a bottle under the solitary tree at the top of the mountain. It's still there if you want to go find it for yourself.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Great view of the Burbank airport from Vista point.

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I love this hike.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Maps are confusing... Just stay to the right a lot! You can go on and on and on. We did 9 miles.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Really enjoyed this trail, beautiful views.
Beware of the mountain bikers though!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Great trail. Beautiful views all around.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Started at the Nature Center trail head and went up the 2nd fork to the left and up to "The View" which is a great rest area. There is another tiny trail that will take you to the view (the first left with a big water tank) but it's very small and for experienced people. From there I went up the smaller trail to the old Boy Scout Camp. There are shortcuts on this trail which take you steeply over a ridge and steeply down to meet the Stough Canyon fire road. I used he steep down, but it's not advised unless you are experienced. From there I casually walked down the fire road to the Nature Center.

Overall it was a nice loop with some interesting urban exploring and beautiful views on a good day. There's barely any shade though, so not for the hottest of days.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

My favorite. So many different ways to go and explore. Great uphill hike up to an amazing 360• view with a bench to relax in on top.

Friday, February 10, 2017

I hiked the 7 miles in 3 hours, in the rain (the last 3 miles). I enjoyed it! Feb. 10, 2017

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Not crowded, away from the city and moderate trail for long distance running. Crisp air :)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Be careful on the directions the app gives you. It took me to a road that doesn't exist or isn't open. Go to DeBell golf course then continue past it to reach the nature center. The first half mile is the steepest then levels off for the most part for the rest of the way. I wouldn't rate it moderate but maybe between easy/ moderate. Nice views.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Good views, easy access. Wide trail

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