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Betty B Dearing Mountain Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length 5.0 mi Elevation gain 971 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Walking Running Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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This route can also be started from the other end, at Coldwater Canyon Park.

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Recordings (375)
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Vignesh Patel
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Jeremy Vitug
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Hiking

Good trail, not too crowded. Incline/decline is easy. Recommended for light cardio/ exercise

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William Rudge
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Trevor Mino
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Jake Glaser
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Hiking

Great views, narrow shaded trail. Dog had a lot of fun.

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Lindsay Hicks
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Hiking

Tight trails and some people not wearing masks/distancing. Trails are a little confusing so pay attention to GPS. Poison oak on trail. But GORGEOUS.

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Maggie Pombar
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I usually start at the Nancy overlook. This trail is a hidden gem. Used to be a dog walker and take all the dogs here. Loved it. Lots of shade. Up and down hills. I love everything about the trails.

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Brooke Brooks
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Hiking

Lots of shade. Make sure you check when the sun sets, it gets super dark and the trail becomes treacherous without a headlamp, preferably with a spotlight.

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Anthony Thiem
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Hiking

Great incline/decline hills. Made a nice work out. Could go longer if you keep following the trail.

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Nick Saso
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Hiking

Definitely not a hike More of a walk in a park Very used and trashy Also lots of people who aren’t wearing masks or social distancing

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L L
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My favorite trail in the city!! A hikers dreAm.

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Stephanie Gomez
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Great shady hike. It ends where another, more popular and unshaded hike begins. could be fun to complete both on a cooler autumn day. Only downside is the rattlesnake population. I saw two different 3-4ft rattlers around 9am crossing the path and the shedded skin of another also on the path. Definitely NOT a good hike for curious puppies.

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Amelia Scoyni
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Hiking

Lots of up and downs so it’s a pretty good workout. The trail is mostly in the shade, but I would still go early to avoid crowds especially on the weekend.

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Kristen Dickey
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Beautiful hike! The rainforest is especially tranquil. Make sure to check the route map as there are a few opportunities to go off-trail. Lots of shaded over parts + great views. Prepare to spend around 2 hours on this one - well worth it!!

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Corinna Perez
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This trail is definitely one of the better ones in the area. Unfortunately I did see trash and dog poop throughout the trail which sucked. Please pick up after your dog and pick up your trash. There are a few short cuts on the trail and my sister and I thought we would take one and it left us way off the trail. I don’t advise trying to take a short cut! Some shade and some sun. The trail is pretty narrow so i would recommend friendly dogs only. My dog enjoyed meeting furry pups!!

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Ruben Martinez
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Lots of shade, kind of crowded but came on a Tuesday afternoon. Prob would come back earlier or later in the day. Great trail and views and a good workout

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Kenny Regan
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Nice trail with at least half of it in shade.

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Johnny J
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Great trail, peaceful and quiet. Minimal traffic, parking lot is a plus. But I was stung twice while just walking and had to run away from others trying to sting me today... terrifying but other than that I love this trail. Not sure how soon I’ll be back though.

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Mélodie D
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Absolutely love this hike. Ended up extending it into the Fryman trail. Good work out. Beware of the rattlesnakes.

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Janice Sann
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Hiking

Really great trail with varied terrain - but last 1/3 is on a paved road (which I failed to notice on the map). Without the paved road, it was ~4.2 miles. Lots of shade as well.

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jill Abatemarco
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I like this trail because of the varying topography. While there is a lot of shade at the beginning, the middle stretch is "no shade". When you get to Tree People/Coldwater Canyon park there is water! It was quiet for a Saturday.

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Erin Luyster
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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.

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Linh Van
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Sal H
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No shade, free parking if you can find it. Well trafficked!

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Arisara Weranont
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TJ Shirguppi
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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.

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Leo Moscoso
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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.

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