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Mount Thorn via Hotstetter and Verdugo Crest Trail

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La Tuna Canyon Park

Mount Thorn via Hotstetter and Verdugo Crest Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sun Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,470 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking



wild flowers


The Bridle Trail, also referred to as East Ridge or Hogback Trail, connects the Helipad with Dante's View in Griffith Park. It offers great views of downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific, and the San Gabriel Mountains.

3 months ago

the first stretch is concrete and borders the highway, so it felt a bit too urban for me. Then 3 cars passed me while on the trail, which is a wide dirt trail. If I had known there could be cars on this trail I would have done a different one. I only went about 1.5 or 2 miles and then turned back. the incline is pretty mild but I guess it's steady over the whole hike.

Sun Oct 01 2017

Even more awesome now with sights from the burn area

Mon Mar 21 2016

It was a nice steady incline.

2 months ago

Sat May 26 2018

Tue Feb 20 2018

Sun Feb 12 2017

recorded Verdugo Crest Loop

Mon Jan 30 2017

Mon Nov 28 2016

Mon Nov 28 2016

recorded Short Loop Verdugo Crest

Sun Oct 16 2016

recorded Griffith Park Climb

Wed May 25 2016

Fri Jul 10 2015

Mon Jun 03 2013