Betty B Dearing Mountain Trail

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Fryman Canyon Park

Betty B Dearing Mountain Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 977 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

walking

running

views

hiking
no shade
scramble
3 days ago

Picked this one up about 1/3 the way in from another trail. It was great, doable in sneakers but gets a little hairy with some slippery inclines. Would have unrelenting sun but our day was overcast. Beautiful, the end near Coldwater is incredibly highly trafficked.

hiking
private property
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

No shade, free parking if you can find it. Well trafficked!

hiking
no shade
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Do not click get directions and expect to end up at the trail. The address is incorrect and will take you the Nancy Hoover Pohl Overlook. The correct address for the trail is 3431 Fryman Rd, Studio City, CA 91604.

bugs
over grown
rocky
7 days ago

I started this hike from the very beginning of the Betty B Dearing Trail, which is located at the Wilacre Park Parking Lot at fryman and Laurel Canyon blvd. I ended at the "Nancy hoover Pohl" Overlook. Most people Just do the fryman canyon Trail loop which is actually just half of this Full hike. They end it at Iredell LN and just walk down the hill back to the parking Lot. Overall, took me about 2.5 Hour, in and out. Good Workout. Will ocassionally get startled by birds, lizards, bunnies, and bees. cool little swing about half way in. Cool rusted Car on the trail. Theres a rock with a rope tied to the top if you are brave enough to rope climb. Overall, Fun trail.

hiking
rocky
12 days ago

Beehive right passed that rusted car, got stung :(

great trail! the end ends with another trail where there are many people. make sure to get here early before the rush of people

hiking
1 month ago

For most of the trail, there was enough space for appropriate social distancing (especially in the first 2 miles).

It’s a stroll through the hills. Enjoyable to get out for a little activity and chit chat along the path. Not physically demanding unless you’re terribly out of shape or have a physical impairment. It ends at a dead end road in a neighborhood/burbs. You have to walk the street and sidewalk back to your vehicle in order to make it a loop. You could do it out&back to avoid the neighborhood area.

A lot of ppl, okay views.

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail, but if you are concerned about distancing and masks, it’s a no go. Many assholes not wearing masks at all and plenty of narrow parts of the trail. Of course, almost all are under 30. I wanted to scream at them, “Don’t you care about your parents or grandparents, at least?” The other half of people on the trail were very polite about putting them on in tight spots.

hiking
bridge out
over grown
3 months ago

Was a nice little hike, perfect to take friends, family, and pets on. Especially friends who aren’t used to hiking.

running
4 months ago

Really beautiful trail and plenty of shade. However, there is an abundance of poison oak so be really careful. I tried taking an alternate trail before noticing that it was bordered by a 6 foot hedge of poison oak overhanging the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome trail and views. Shade all over the place, rain forest, easy hike. Pretty cool after all!

5 months ago

this was a great hike if it had a little more water in the Stream I would give it five stars everything is plush and green and it's a single-track the whole hike there are several inclines but none are of any length I recommend this hike for anybody that wants to get into hiking and there were a lot of friendly people

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

This was a little harder than “moderate” in my opinion. Great hike tho! Got a worrrrkout

hiking
5 months ago

Great spot. We saw pigs!

running
over grown
5 months ago

For a trail just on the other side of the hill from Hollywood, this is a beautiful little slice of nature. Pretty crowded though.

recorded Betty B Dearing Mountain Trail

hiking
5 months ago

First hike of the year

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike. Lots of kids and dogs. Shady for the most part.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail and wonderful urban hike. Lots of ups and down. Beautiful views. Free parking is a big plus.

hiking
over grown
8 months ago

A bit narrow and overgrown, but so far the only shady hike I’ve found in LA! Beautiful views, lots of variety in switchbacks and up-and-downs which makes it fun. Can get quite buggy though.

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