Condor Peak Trail is a 22.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sunland-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: 22.2 km Elevation Gain: 1,216 m Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

no shade

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

hiking
blowdown
no shade
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
5 days ago

Just a WARNING to all COVID hikers, this trail is NOT for beginners or intermediate hikers. The trail has some technical sections that can be challenging if you are not used to it. Further there is NO shade and the trail is for most parts alongside mountain cliff/ledge and narrow. Other than that nice scenery and workout. Some parts if the trail could need some maintenance. Therefore always watch your step.

hiking
14 days ago

Wonderful maintenance by some trail angel.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

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bridge out
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

First 2 to 3 miles are smooth and early morning shady. Last 3 to 4 miles are rocky a overgrown with bushes, such that you must push your way thru. Wear long pants and long sleeve shirt. Start of trail can be easily missed. Overall is a good long distance trail recommended during Winter or early spring. Valleys and canyon scenics are gorgeous.

hiking
scramble
6 months ago

I usually read reviews with a grain of salt thinking most people don’t like the hard stuff as much as I do. This trail sucks after a mile you can barely find it.

hiking
8 months ago

Honestly I never say this but, don't do it. Theres overgrown and then there's annoyingly overgrown, and this is the latter. This trail is in such disrepair that at some points you have to get off the trail and traverse down and up the ravines to rejoin the path on the other side. If you absolutely must do this trail, bring pants and long sleeves, virtually all the plants have thorns, spines, or other point ends. Furthermore, I strongly discourage doing this trail solo. Also do not start from the east entrance, that section is in the greatest disrepair. All this aside, once a team gets in there with some chainsaws and gives the trail a needed trim, it's actually a pretty cool route. But until then, I wouldn't even bother.

hiking
no shade
over grown
11 months ago

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
scramble
Tue May 21 2019

Fri Dec 28 2018

I have climbed Mt. Everest four times, plus several Himalayan summits. Condor peak hike, especially its last section where fake summits make you frustrated, interested me with a tinge of such extreme climbs. yet both the lowest - countless switchbacks - and the middle - more bushes and less steep incline - sections are so monotonous and uninteresting. I'd call this therefore an athlete's course. 1.5 times tougher and longer than Mt. Lukens trail, so to speak.

nature trips
Tue Apr 10 2018

Beautiful trail with amazing plant life, and Wildlife. Please pick up after your dogs and don't leave any toilet paper and other trash. Make sure to take lots of water after the first my and a half if you go for new officials taking area, the trail gets into higher elevation and he gets very warm and very exposed to the Sun. I do recommend going from the official staging area which is another mile or so on Big Tujunga Road.The older Trail entrance is really overgrown and very eroded. So the official trailhead route is longer, but it is a beautiful addition and the larger staging (parking) area makes it worth it.

hiking
Tue Mar 27 2018

Too many drop offs, rewarding views and steep climb to peak

hiking
Sun Mar 04 2018

I love this trail and will definitely keep this one in rotation. Went on a Thursday morning; it was quiet and there was only one other group hiking this trail, so I’ll assume it doesn’t get crowded here. Most of the way up is pretty easy, until you get to the steep part of the peak where you’ll have to use ropes to walk/climb the rest of the way up. The views from the top are breathtaking!

hiking
Tue Jan 30 2018

Another great hike. I only saw one other group of people on it on my way back. I hiked b myself with 2 dogs and we had a lot of fun. The trail is in a god condition, occasionally you will have to jump over a fallen tree or watch your step but overall the trail is well maintained. To walk to the Condor peak you just have to ho straight up the mountain from the trailhead

hiking
Sun Aug 20 2017

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.

running
Tue May 16 2017

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
Mon Mar 27 2017

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.

hiking
17 days ago

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