Hastain Trail

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Hastain Trail is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near Beverly Hills, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles
547 feet

dogs on leash


trail running



Directions from Los Angeles, CA: (Lower Franklin Canyon) Take the San Diego Freeway / US 405 to Sunset Boulevard. Head east on Sunset Boulevard and proceed several miles to Beverly Drive. Go about half a mile and turn left onto Coldwater Canyon Drive. Turn right on Franklin Canyon Drive and proceed about 1 mile making a right turn onto Lake Drive. Park at main lot at end of road. Note: to reach Upper Franklin Canyon, continue north on Franklin Canyon Drive past Lake Drive.

1 month ago

Great hike about an hour total.

6 months ago

good hike

7 months ago

Not a particularly well marked trail

7 months ago

Full sun, no shade and the trail abruptly ends

8 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

To be in just outside of Beverly Hills and receive some of the views you see from this trail is remarkable. I used it as a trail run which is quite difficult considering the grade, but the time is well spent with some off-shoot oaths and sense of distance from the rest rest of LA, which is only 20 minutes away.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Great Small Hike, less than one hour for the complete loop !
Because of the heavy rain this last weeks in L.A, you need to start the loop by the left, this is much easier than the other way. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The views from the top are beautiful!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Favorite hike in LA

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A secret gem in the Hollywood Hills.

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Friday, July 31, 2015

Nice wide well maintained trail with a pretty good elevation. Lots of free parking and clean "real" rest rooms. There are some side trails that are more challenging.
My insider tip - The Hastain trail is at the lower end of the area, if you park in the large upper parking lot of Franklin Canyon park and you come down the west side of the Upper Franklin Reservoir you will see little Heavenly Pond with ducks, turtles and even a couple giant gold fish. In the winter and spring the Upper Franklin Reservoir itself has tonnes of ducks and geese. If you like nature it's worth the extra 1 mile or so to park in the upper lot and take the easy hike down to Hastain.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hidden gem of a trail. Can be tricky to get to the first time, but is worth the time. There are several trails up in the area. The Hastain loop will take you up a steady grade though not too steep to a view of Los Angeles below. Continue down the hill to the bottom of the loop and you will hit switchbacks to a grassy lawn below. A little further up the road you will come to the lake. It is not that far and you can take a path that starts at the head of Lake Drive with a stairway and follow the path to the lake. The defintely has other people using the trails but it is not too crowded, probably because it is a bit out of the way.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

You can take one of two paths going up--a wide fire road, or a narrow trail that is much steeper and feels like more a hike, which you might almost miss. I highly recommend the trail--the road is wide and less exciting. Either way, you'll get some good exercise and a nice break from the city without having to drive too far away.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Definitely not difficult but domt go on a foggy day .... U cant see the view

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Nice short hike, a good quick workout. Could not get to the top, they have it fenced off right now

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Not difficult, but more of an easy moderate. I ran it and the whole trip was probably 45 minutes. If you walk it it's probably 2hrs. Finding the parking lot was a bit tricky. The trail has a few spots that overlook LA and the ocean which is cool.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I don't think it should be rated as difficult, but it's a nice short hike with some decent views.

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