Condor Peak Trail

HARD 4 reviews
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Condor Peak Trail is a 14.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tujunga, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
14.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4753 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

no shade

NOTE: Part of this trail is on a very steep ridge.

hiking
29 days ago

When I went, a good portion of the trail approaching Condor Peak was too washed out and over grown to pass safely (especially alone, I agree with previous hiker, bring at least one, but ideally two or more other people for safety). After a number of passes that were nothing but 45 degree slopes of loose gravel ending in a sharp drop into the canyon, which were hard to get a foothold on, I turned back at about 6 miles in, when the trail required that I cling to a tree while scooting across a narrow outcropping rock not even as wide as my foot, with nothing but a sheer drop below. I missed Condor Peak this time, but will be heading back out to approach it from Trail Canyon trail over Iron Saddle next time.

Also, at mile marker 4.50, when you enter the trail head, look immediately to your right for a sharp uphill trial passing under some overgrowth. This short trail meets up with the main trail after about .5 miles, and saves about 3 miles round trip.

trail running
4 months ago

Amazing trek! BUT - the above description leaves out the fact that the first one third of the trail is on the ridge - giving to extreme drops with heavily throned brush covering the majority of the trail - and you know a Brotha is afraid of heights! Lol.
But once you get into the mountain range itself - fairly smooth sailing. The summit is a bit confusing as there are no markers - I went past what I now believe was the peak, onto a higher peak with a not-so-safe trail; which totaled my in-and-out to be approx 17 miles.
But thank God for AllTrails GPS - Amazingly accurate - and keeps you on course- with the exception of where this trail actually summits
Very hard trek - one should not go alone because of the drops

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice and clean trail, but really hard enjoyed it. view is beautiful. But you found one or two people going up and dow lot of water and please don't bring dogs.it's too hot for them, it's not any shade at all.

6 months ago