Glendale Peak Trail

MODERATE 97 reviews
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Glendale Peak Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, 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.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
948 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

Northeast side of Commonwealth Canyon Drive. Golf course will be to the west. Dirt trailhead is just north of Vista del Valle Drive. To get to the lookout, take a right onto the dirt trail.

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Another great day of hiking.
I didn't do the full loop for this hike I started from the trail head near the Griffith Observatory. From there you will cross a small bridge and you'll come to a few trail options. I took the shortest route to top which is pretty much a straight but a steeper climb to the top. There is a number of options on this trail so don't feel like you need to take the way it took. Wish I could load my trail but I left my phone in the car on this one.

Couple tips

1) Get there early. Parking can be tough later during the day and you'll have to pay by the hour. We got there at about 845am and it was already packed
2) Start early in the morning cause there is absolutely no shade on this trail.
3) Bring lots of water if you are going on a warm to hot day.

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Super sweet hike right in the middle of our gem, Griffith Park! Gorgeous views for the majority of this hike. It is full sun exposure so be diligent with coverage and sunscreen. Steep incline for the first .2mi portion gets the heart going and, but is literally the roughest bit of the entire hike. This seems to be a less crowded option for those gorgeous downtown skyline and observatory selfies. Once at the top it's no joke....nearly 360* view of all of Los Angeles. Dogs are allowed on this trail, HOWEVER...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be respectful of others and other dog owners on the trail...LEASH YOUR DOG! It's wrong to assume that every dog out on a trail is happy go sociable and wants to play or meet your pup. Also wrong to assume that all people enjoy off-leash dogs running up to them. PLEASE for your dog's safety and the safety of others....respectfully KEEP YOUR DOG ON LEASH.

2 months ago

Incline is something else. Great workout!