Stough Canyon Trail is a 6.7 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.

Length6.7 miElevation gain1,791 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingrunningViewsWildflowersWildlife
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This is a nice short hike to Verdugo Peak. Lovely mountain views but very little shade.

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Andrew Pennington
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Joe Fulton
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HikingGreat!

GREAT VIEWS all along the way, especially on clear days. Little shade so definitely recommend during cooler days and bring plenty of water. First part is the hardest incline, stays mostly flat after that. You can get more intense by going up the narrower hills, or stick to the less-steep route the entire way. Lots of Mountain Bikers on the trail as well. p.s. like 75% of people were not wearing masks, and only 1 or 2 bikers had bells

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Maximilien G
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Nice hike, quick gradual climb. Little to no shade.

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Erica Chan
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Nice easy hike with trees at the top and plenty of benches along the way. Good views of DTLA when the haze isn’t too bad.

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Alejandra Baez
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Love stough canyon

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David VonDerLinn
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The trail is great but the air is still a little smoky.

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David VonDerLinn
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The trail is great but the air today not so much.

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Daniel Marquez
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Helen Floersh
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RunningNo shade

This is a nice short hike. I frequent this trail on weekdays in the late afternoon and only pass a few fellow hikers and bikers along the route. Lovely mountain views but very little shade, so lots of sunscreen is recommended!

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Ana Castro
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HikingGreat!No shade
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Jen P
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A beautiful, convenient and quiet hiking trail with lots of options. Brushy with little cover, so if it’s summer start early and bring water. This is a very popular trail for mountain bikers on the weekends which is something to be aware of if you plan to hike with kids or dogs. It’s 2020 so I will note that if you are at all cautious about hiking during the pandemic be aware that this trail is super popular and was already busy by 8 am on a Saturday. Most of the other hikers had masks and the trails are fairly wide but any popular trail is unfortunately a toss-up.

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Mel Lauren
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Went on a Sunday afternoon (started at noon) and it was brutally hot. I brought my umbrella with me so i was technically “shaded” throughout the hike. Otherwise there are zero shade around the time I went so bring sunblock and water. Slow gradual incline pretty much the whole way to the to the top. I went clockwise and used the fire road path but as I turned around to go back I went back the same way since the mountain trail path was too steep for me. Had I brought trekking poles I might have completed the loop as marked.

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Annie Tadvick
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HikingNo shade

Plenty of options/routes to take on this trail in the Burbank hills. I do this one at least once a month. Plenty of room to keep hiking as you social distance. Not too crowded in the mornings but you will definitely need to bring a mask for the occasional folks passing by.

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jill Abatemarco
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This is a great trail with amazing views of the East side of the Verdugo mountains. The ascent is very gradual. I was there between 10 and 2 on a Monday. It was quiet, lightly populated. I DID get nipped by a dog off a leash, though.

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Morgan Lee
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Super pretty with decent amounts of shade here and there if you go in the evening like i did. Saw a snake and some other cute critters too :)

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Erik Nelson
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Ran the whole thing up and down but stayed completely on the fire road / motorway. The parts that are actually single track trail are still a bit overgrown.

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Brashaad Mayweather
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Fun trail but way way way to overgrown if you do the full trail. The first mile is fine but after that is really overgrown. Nice views overall however.

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Josh McClintock
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Showed up at the trail head around 1 pm and there is a sign declaring the trail is closed because of hazards. I saw a family of 4 coming down the trail so I decided to throw caution to the wind and went for it. I came across over 50 people on the trail over the next couple hours. lol. It's a fire road all the way to the top and the views get better the higher you go. Hardly any trees but the views make up for it. I stayed on the Verdugo Motorway on the way up and took the Verdugo Crest portion on the way down. The Crest is more trail than fire road and has some steep sections. Especially at the beginning of the loop. Very clear today. I could see all the way down the coast!

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Lauren Linnebur
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Closed 3/10

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Claire Chen
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not a lot of people at all. on the easier side of moderate. perfect weather/condition.

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Lena Art
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Zac Rice
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Great dog friendly trail; fire road is easy, would recommend taking the mountain trail on the way there and fire road on the way back.

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Brian Trinh
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don't take the harder trails unless you up for it. you'll know when you see it .

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Katherine McGehee
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The incline gets slightly easier after the first mile, but be ready for some booty blastin inclines at first. There are parking spots and restrooms at this trail. There are A LOT of flies near the top. July 2019. This connects to the Vital Link trail, if you want to change it up.

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Luis Jimenez
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You keep going and going up! It is tough if you are not use to going uphill. After 1.3 it goes up but steady. It is very exposed, thus go early or an overcast day. I will do it again because I only made it up 2.5 miles!

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Gabriella Jilavdarian
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I love this trail!

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Lara Foster
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Starts off steep but levels put into a nice general incline. No shade, so go early before the sun is at its peak or the marine layer has burned off. Not crowded, even on a Saturday at noon in June.

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Patrick Southern
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Seems like they have really done a lot to repair this trail. It’s in the best condition it has been in since the fires in 2017.

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Sandra Haro
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trail is officially open as of Monday 4/2/19. trail is so beautiful right now.

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