Mount Lukens from Deukmejian Wilderness Park

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Deukmejian Wilderness Park

Mount Lukens from Deukmejian Wilderness Park is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Crescenta, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length10.3 miElevation gain2,870 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingViewsRockyNo shade
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Michael Aronhalt
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Warmer than expected. Nice trail. All up All Down

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Dan Hannon
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Fishing

Amazing hike- rocky, highly recommend trekking poles for the rockier sections and the entire descent. If you’re new to the hiking area and are using all trails make sure you check your GPS every so often to make sure you’re on track there’s a couple of trails it look like the normal path but aren’t. Happy trails-stay safe, bring 100 oz of water

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Kelsey Cook
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HikingRocky

Great hike! Weather was perfect today, a little windy towards the summit but nothing crazy. Most snow has completely melted. Hardly anyone on the trail. Very rocky at points with lots of loose gravel. Pretty steady incline throughout the entire trail.

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Marcel Chavez
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Hiking

Very rocky. Super clean. Snow patches last mile up.

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Osiris Torres
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Daniel Wong
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HikingMuddySnow

This is a moderately long hike with great views all throughout. The elevation gain I found to be gradual and didn’t experience any steep sections. The trail is a bit rocky and at the time there was snow on the later half of the hike but not enough to need microspikes if your shoes have good lugs. I recommend wearing water proof shoes as we encountered streams and puddles on the trail from the snow melt.

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Keith Buckley
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Good

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Justin Shahbaz
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First mile can be challenging. Lots of spur trails. Otherwise, a great hike. It is rocky, so watch your step.

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Mark Barry
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Reeko CC
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If you go early on a weekend, very few people out there. Probably should be “hard” and not moderate compared to other hikes in the area. Bring water, wear sunscreen.

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Rhoda Veluz
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Nice moderate trail with not much shade, lots of rocks made for slower ascent and slippery descent. Great views all around. Encountered food number of hikers and some bikers, some not wearing masks which is annoying given often narrow trails.

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Monica Ramallo-Young
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Anav G
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The views!!!! The trail is amazing

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Kimberly Montaner
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful hike in and out. Busier at the entrance. It’s very easy to run off the trail, so pay attention to your map. Also much rockier than we expected. Wear good shoes!

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Thomson Dryjanski
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Fun to start, particularly the start in the canyon. Fire road to the top is fine but not great.

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Reut Feldman
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This loop is not easy, but extra hard with crazy winds. It was really scary. Not for people with fear of heights! The trail is narrow with many steep drops going both up and down. The peak itself is not exciting but the views are incredible. Definitely a workout hike. Exposed for the most part so I would recommend only in cooler weather.

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Steffani Mahan
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Did a loop. Not much shade. Park open from 7am-7pm. Great views.

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nick fistonich
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francesca jimenez
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The trail is really well maintained and easy to find from the trailheads marked by the Deukmejian Wilderness Park. I began around 7:45 and summit at Mount Lukens around 10:30, and finished around 1 (but missed a turn and had to back track, which you can seen from my recording). I saw a handful of people, even for a Tuesday and everyone had good etiquette when passing (to wear masks, make way, etc.) there are parts where the trail is pretty narrow, around 1.5-2 miles in along switchbacks of the foothill before ascending the mountain where Mount Lukens is. A lot of the trail is south facing so a lot of sun time, so make sure to wear sunscreen and cover up for sun protection! The views going up are better than at the the actual summit. Since it’s a place for transmission towers, there’s not really a vista point but the south facing views of the Angeles NF near the summit are beautiful!

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Fawna Velci
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Frank Llamas
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Craig Shelby
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This is a true trail and does not have any point where it seems to be a vehicle access road. At the start of the trail there are several ledges some of these are a bit precarious. Remainder of the hike is in and out of shadows so closer to the top you run into some ice and snow at this time of year. Top has great views of downtown Los Angeles as well as other mountain ranges to the east and north. On this summit there was around 5 to 7 inches of snow.Parking wasn’t that bad as given the recent snow in the other areas I assume most of the people had congregated in those regions. this is a true trail and does not have any point where it seems to be a vehicle access road. On this summit there was around 5 to 7 inches of snow. Keep watch for mountain bikers

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Isabel Cleff
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HikingGreat!RockySnow

Really nice trail! Consistent moderate grade the whole way up. Pretty city and mountain views. Couple inches of snow at the summit and along the trail the last .25 mi or so - was glad to have poles, but I wouldn’t say microspikes are required. There were a fair number of mountain bikers at the summit but didn’t see any on the trail, so I assume they’re all coming up another way. Had no trouble finding parking at 9am on a Saturday and trail was not at all crowded after the first .5 miles. There’s a restroom at the parking lot. As far as I could tell there was no parking fee, but I left my forest pass on the dash just in case.

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Jack Lulich
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HikingGreat!IcyOver grownSnow
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