Chandler Motorway to Verdugo Peak

MODERATE 23 reviews
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Chandler Motorway to Verdugo Peak is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Burbank, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.

10.7 miles
2,795 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

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.

6 days ago

the first three quarters of a mile of this hike is all uphill and the whole hike is a fire Road but when you get to the top you have almost a 360 degree deal from the wishing tree and of course coming back it's all downhill so it's a nice hike overall

7 months ago

I’ve been getting into trail running lately and this one is fantastic for it. It’s basically all up hill but that makes your way back easier. It’s pretty challenging due to the elevation, but would highly recommend this hike for trail running or hiking. Wear protection from the sun due to it being out in the open.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

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.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Starts high. How high? Reallll high winkiefacemoji

Monday, July 10, 2017

Awesome views within 1000 feet. Nice high altitude start point

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Great trail. Beautiful views all around.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

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

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