Stough Canyon Trail

MODERATE 79 reviews
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Stough Canyon Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Burbank, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1660 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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2 months ago

Love the Stough Canyon Trail when I'm looking for a quick hike after work. The trail starts at the nature center, which has a parking lot and full bathrooms (open the same hours as the nature center). This trail is lightly trafficked, even less so as you get closer to the top. Unfortunately, the fire burned a large majority of this area, but there is no issue with the trail itself.

I'd rate this hike on the easier side of moderate although the first section heading up from the parking lot is a steady incline. There are a few points in the trail with different options depending on where you want to go (overlook, old youth camp), but the signs are clear. Additionally, there are benches and lounge chairs at various points if you want to take a break and enjoy the views! The trail is full sun exposure - bring lots of water. Also, keep an eye out for the mountain bikers who come flying down certain parts of the trail; not all are very good about watching for hikers.

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5 months ago

Great hike, challenging for me since i'm a beginner. My friend that is experienced had very little trouble. Encountered two rattlesnakes during first hike in March. Went again in may and had no issues. Parking can be tough, so arrive early. Bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen. Fantastic views.

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

Awesome. Go up the big dirt path. Stay right. After about a mile.and a half theres a side.trail on the right up to the radio towers. That trail is steep going up and steeper going down. Awesome views. Fitness is a prerequisite.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

Very Quiet, uphill but not too strenuous, with amazing views of the LA basin. I would definitely recommend it.
Plus, I found an incredibly creepy message in a bottle under the solitary tree at the top of the mountain. It's still there if you want to go find it for yourself.

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6 months ago

Great view of the Burbank airport from Vista point.

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7 months ago

I love this hike.

7 months ago

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