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Kagel Mountain via Dillon Divide

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Sylmar, California

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.

Length 6.2 mi Elevation gain 1,279 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Views No shade
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Dayna Mauer
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Christopher Lynch
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HikingNo shade

Nice fire road. I’d recommend starting early. Ran into a rattler on the path as well as a deer near the top. Enjoyable morning hike.

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Harrison Rich
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Really fun moderate trail, no shade & no-frills. Only reason I give it five stars instead of 3 1/2 or four it’s because in the middle of the hike, for massive California condors flew overhead and around. So close that you could see the redneck so close that you could see their Red face is an even look into their eyes, amazing experience. Fossil creek Overlook at the end with plenty of cool breeze

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L Clay
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No shade

Parking: There is space for about 4-6 cars on the north side of the road. Do not block the gate at the beginning of the trail Trail: All fire road with very little shade, but plenty cloudy/cool in the morning. Altitude is slow and steady. Note: There were two bee farms, but they are well off the trail and not bothersome. At the trail end there is a wind sock, picnic table, and campsites. Pretty good views!

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Julio Herrera
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It started off to be a good ride, then about a mile in I heard bees. I didn't pay to much attention and went a bit further. As I went up I heard more of them and they were doing there thing in some wild flowers. Unfortunately one of my friends is allergic so we decided to ride back down. Sucks because it was actually pretty chill. No to much parking. You can choose to go on the right of left. The bees hanging out in the wild flowers was to the right. However we tried the left and wouldn't you know it! more bees! They have a bee farm on the left. Becareful. Not much Parking Maybe 4 cars max!

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Jesús martinez
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Bonita ruta ,solo hay que pasar sin miedo por 2 criaderos de abejas

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Jennifer Meakins
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HikingBugs

We went up there last weekend (5.17.20) and we ran into swarms of bees about .25 miles in. We were unable to safely get by so we turned around. Please be careful!

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Cindysue Compton
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Hiking

This trail is more of a fire road with several ups and downs that goes through a beautiful mountain. When we got to the top a helicopter was dropping off base jumpers. So the top is used for both base jumpers and sky divers. It was really cool. Wild flowers off the trail and saw deer as well. Down side, very little parking. However there are several trails in the area if you can’t find parking.

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Alexis Talia
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Hiking

Great trail! There’s two routes one is on the left and the right is an overgrown service road. We only saw one other group on the overgrown service road and were able to safely practice social distancing. The hike has beautiful views and wild flowers - recommend!

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Larry Jensen
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well it was pretty windy today especially at the top but we saw two people on the way up and nobody on the way back until we got where we parked so keep in mind that you still need to practice social distancing and use your common sense as far as of facemask goes but the views from the top we're pretty awesome 3 miles each way but definitely doable

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Layloww Bermudez
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Hiking

Pretty cool. This is where people hanglide.

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Zakieh Alahmad
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HikingNo shade

Super easy, pleasant, beautiful fire road hike. WAY too busy for this time though. Please do NOT come while this virus is active. You are putting everyone at risk if you do. I will be waiting until this is over to come back.

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Juice D.
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Hiking

What a beautiful trail with a great view of the valley! It’s totally exposed on a grassland ridge. It can be windy, cold, or very sunny. If you prepare with the right clothing options, you will love this hike with so many views.

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Larry Jensen
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Hiking

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

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Larry Jensen
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Hiking

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

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ANTHONY BRAVO
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Hiking

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

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Scott Mosher
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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.

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Alicia Artola
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Hiking

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.

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Dylan Bell
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Hiking
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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).

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Ford Englerth
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Chris Gonzalez
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Chris Gonzalez
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Chris Gonzalez
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Chris Moon
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Mason Mitchell
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Don Dyess
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Thu Phan
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