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Skyline Drive Trail to Water Tank [CLOSED]

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Hellman Park

Skyline Drive Trail to Water Tank [CLOSED] is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Whittier, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 885 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

running

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

closed

This trail is experiencing full closure due to COVID-19. Please check the park page for more information.

Lots of people & a rattlesnake.

hiking
27 days ago

trail is still closed heard you can go to main entrance but not sure where to find... Heard from people who live in the neighborhood that the national guard is here.

1 month ago

Is this trail open now? We were kicked off last month due to COVID.

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no shade
1 month ago

Great trail! Too bad we had to walk almost a mile up on beverly from greenleaf. The main entrance was closed :( We hiked the sumac trail to the water tank and back down. A great workout!!! Nice incline to begin and some hills that will take it to the next level. Will definitely be coming back!

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over grown
1 month ago

Basic fire road. Some nice areas, but far and few in between.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Beautiful seen of LA, easy to follow trail, good to bring your dogs, unfortunately the parking is limited.

hiking
3 months ago

chill hike, dog friendly, options for Ridgeline or around the hill

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bugs
rocky
4 months ago

I love this local hike.

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no shade
4 months ago

Rough!!!!

hiking
4 months ago

SO.MUCH.POOP.

hiking
5 months ago

Good for advanced beginners

hiking
5 months ago

This is a great trail if your a beginner looking for an intense workout. Great view from the tank.. Don’t underestimate the trail it is a good walk up...

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rocky
5 months ago

A challenging trail with inclines up the ying yang. This trail will work your legs, glutes and abs. Some parts of the trail is bumpy due to rocks. I saw people of all ages hiking along with various types of dogs. I just wished people would pick up after their dogs. There were a lot of dog sh*t along the trail, like land mines. Parking lot is super small so you have to either get there super early or park a few blocks away. The nearby residential streets require permits to park.

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rocky
7 months ago

Love this trail. Only thing is parking really is a hassle . Gotta get lucky

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no shade
7 months ago

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bugs
7 months ago

hiking
off trail
7 months ago

hiking
off trail
7 months ago

Got lost so walked 6 total miles.

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no shade
7 months ago

hiking
closed
7 months ago

Trail is closed at 6am, only come at 9am

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rocky
8 months ago

The first mile on Peppergrass trail is a steep uphill. When you get to the top it’s a beautiful view of the City. If it’s too much for you you can take Mariposa trail that is on your right less than half up Peppergrass Trail. It will eventually reconnect. But be warned that the path is narrow and looks like a drop cliff on the other side. Both trails connect onto Rattlesnake Ridge. We took Mariposa on the way back. Make sure you take plenty of water and bug spray. There are only like 2 dozens parking spaces and they were full. It’s all permit only parking on the street right outside so you will have to park off Beverly and walk to the trail. There were a lot of people when we went around 9am. I don’t know why this is rated Moderate I would say it was difficult with all the steep uphills.

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rocky
8 months ago

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