Catalina Verdugo Trail

MODERATE 52 reviews

Catalina Verdugo Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Glendale, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
547 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

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Single Track. Cut out of hill side. Steep cliff to one side throughout. Switch back decent. 2.1 miles. ++ Please start at the listed Maintenance Trail Head and only go ONE WAY. People hiking up the switch backs are in danger of being hit by descending cyclists. If hiking at night, please use a flash light so cyclists can see you!

2 months ago

Nice little hike around the sports fields with a few views of glendale, Montrose, and la Crescenta.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail really suprised me. It is just off the 2 freeway and loops a sports complex. While you never escape the sound of the freeway you really do feel a bit of solitude on the trail. The trail is a bit exposed in many areas, but even on a warm day it's not an issue. The description above says to hike in only one direction, but there is no signage to indicate that so you have traffic in both directions. This trail is not very conducive to a fast run on a mountain bike, so the risk of collision on a blind corner is relativly low. Glad I did not overlook this trail based on its location.

mountain biking
6 months ago

7 months ago

The loop was actually only 2.1 miles. There is another trail that connects about half way, but I stayed on the loop. Nice amount of shade, pretty easy, no major incline. Very curvy, with a pretty view, and lots of cute little lizards. In my opinion it was an easy hike. My 12 year old Chihuahua made it just fine as well. Total time was prob around 45min (walking)

hiking
9 months ago

A nice moderate and mostly shaded short trail. I've gone dozens of times where I've never bumped into another soul. Bathroom access at the Sports complex. If you're just looking for exercise you can do the loop multiple times and listen to music or podcasts to avoid the distant road noise. Lots of lizards, spiders and deer. Only seen snakes twice in the 2 years of hiking this trail.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail for a moderate hike. Excellent views of Glendale, La Cañada, & Montrose area!

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

Freeway and field noise, plus the whole trail smelled from all of the dog poop left all over the entire trail (!!).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Good trail, spoiled by freeway noise.

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

Good. Super quiet on a Monday morning. The only downside was the fire ants biting up the Boyz when he stopped for a selfie.

trail running
Friday, July 01, 2016

It was a fine trail. Only saw 2 people. The small downside was the constant sound of the highway and I like to get away from that while on a trail.

Friday, May 27, 2016

very cool and wide

Monday, March 28, 2016

I went off the trail onto other trails. Beautiful views. Ended up doing a 5.75 hike. Nice way to end my spring break.

mountain biking
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Fun quick ride, not one person on the trail, c'mon people!

trail running
Friday, October 16, 2015

Quick and easy. Started out walking, had to run to break a sweat. I'd come here again, especially on days I don't have a lot of time.

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3 months ago

recorded Catalina Verdugo Trail

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