Kagel Mountain via Dillon Divide

MODERATE 12 reviews

Kagel Mountain via Dillon Divide is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sylmar, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,279 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

views

no shade

hiking
2 days ago

this time we went all the way up to hang glider Hill 3550 ft and we watched hang glider's take off. a little over three miles up all a slow steady incline on a fire Road hardly any shade but it was nice and Breezy and the views from the hill are breathtaking be sure to bring water

hiking
2 months ago

we went on the opposite side of the hang glider Trail. this is a very isolated hike and almost all of it is on a Fire Road it turns into a trail that is washed out in a few places we never saw any people we never saw any animals and it was a slow and steady incline and when we got to the top there was a nice panoramic view except for the smog if you want isolation you'll like this hike but if you don't like fire roads or washed out trails this hike is not for you

hiking
3 months ago

You want a very private hike that is gonna give you a great workout, this is the one! One of my favorites.

hiking
3 months ago

Not a bad trail, though it's actually a fire road and is the road used by the Hang Glider companies. The trail ends, about 3 miles in - on the ridge where hang gliders take flight. So be prepared, there's some occasional vehicle traffic on this road. It's all in open sun, so be prepared - it's hot. The views around at various points are quite nice and distant, on a good day. Moderate pretty much sums this hike up, there will be some variations in both incline and decline in elevation on both ways (in and out) though most of it is on the ascent, heading in. Be prepared, though, on the way back, the last quarter mile or so, is felt hard on the legs and feet. Some very nice canyon views in all directions, and it's worth a visit at least once. You don't feel like you are in the wilderness, as much as you will appreciate the nice viewpoints.

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Really loved this hike. The trail itself is really manageable and the terrain is interesting, especially seeing the new growth amidst evidence of the recent fire. The views were great even though it was a hazy day, it just made the canyons look more dramatic. We'd love to come back on a clear day, especially if given the opportunity to watch hang gliders. Nice to know there's a hike like this in this area.

hiking
9 months ago

Kagel Mountain is a popular hang gliding location, though we didn't see any the day we went. :-( Nonetheless, there are some great views of the San Fernando Valley, the Verdugo and San Gabriel Mountains, and even a little bit of the DTLA skyline. The trail itself is a wide, easy-to-follow fire road, made (somewhat) more interesting with all the ups and downs on little hills en route to the summit. The summit itself is broad, with a picnic bench, a windsock, and carpeting (which I presume is for the hang gliders).

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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