Verdugo Crest Trail

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Verdugo Crest Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glendale, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1847 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

17 days ago

The hike was a good workout. We were scaling the hillside on all fours at one point. there is a 1,600 foot elevation gain the first mile. The rest is pretty much chaparral. Start early, bring water, a big hat and sunscreen. This is non shaded.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s hard , but worth it.

1 month ago

Took the back road behind the library. It's a steady incline to the top. At the top there are 2 benches and a huge circular structure. There's also a small radio tower with a cool view and photo op

2 months ago

Hard hike, but so worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

It was a great hike. Perfect for a cloudy day!!!!

3 months ago

Good Trail

4 months ago

Tough trail with no shade, but also very few people and stunning views at the top. If you want a really good workout and some privacy it's one of the best trails in the LA area.

very hard I try to run it all the way to the top. I had to stop several times, once you get there I just kept going down. just about 7 miles done today 7/8/17.

6 months ago

Very challenging inclined hike but so worth the beautiful path and scenery.

hiking
6 months ago

The trails that start at Brand park vary. There are multiple trails that start from the parking lot next to the Library. I've hiked this mountain many, many times and I've taken various paths to various end points, always making the goal to reach the peaks or the poles. This review will be the one which starts at the following place. Park your vehicle next to the library. Take the paved road to your left, and not the paved road that leads to the Doctor's House. Ok, start walking on the paved road and pass the road block pole and after a few steps the incline hike starts on your right. It's a nice cardio, that will take you to the seven trees point, with bleachers. Once you're here, continue onward and upward to a zig zag looking path that will lead you to the fire road, right below the pole. This hike from the seven trees to the pole is touch, no doubt about it, but it's an awesome cardio session. Once you get yourself to the paved road, you can take 3 paths to reach the pole at the top. Don't stop here, just make it happen. Either continue on your left side and head up, and then make a right turn and head to the closed fence area, or walk straight up and make an initial climb over some rocks and then hike on straight and you'll make it to the fence, or make a right, and head downwards for a little bit on the fire road and as you make a circular left turn, you will see a trail on your left, as your making your circle turn downwards. Once you locate this trail, start hiking and you'll make it to the top in a little bit. Once you're at the top, it's the greatest feeling of accomplishment on this mountain, hands down. Well, once this is accomplished head back down, but going down that steep downward hike is dangerous. Take your time and don't rush, you will fall or slip. You want cardio, this is it. There are other trails in this area as well, and I'll review them as well. Have fun and be safe.

8 months ago

Great trail

8 months ago

Love it.

8 months ago

At the trailhead I veered left which is an extremely steep way up connecting to the fire road. At the halfway point I took skyline going down which is a bit tricky as the trail is extremely narrow with drops on both sides and overgrown vegetation. Very steep as well, and kind of tricky if you don't stay on the main trail coming down. Very short trail but excellent cardio considering the grade at the onset and coming down.

hiking
9 months ago

The way up was beautiful, taking partly the motor road and then following the 7 trees path to the top. Unfortunately I took the super steep trail back down which was pretty challenging and I'll probably will just take the trail I took up back down next time.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful and strenuous hike

hiking
10 months ago

This is delightful for folks who like to combine hiking and running. The first 40 min or so are the steepest, then it evens out a bit and you can combine hiking and light running up to the highest point, at which you'll hit an intersection with "brand motorway" and that'll take you back down to the bottom, with a perfect amount of downhill grade for effortless running (flatter than the way up).

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Steep! Took about an hour and a half.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Nice good workout

hiking
Friday, December 02, 2016

Good work out, nice views of what I was getting away from for a little while, (city, traffic, etc)

Friday, December 02, 2016

Absolutely incredible. The views are breathtaking. A must !!

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