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.
dogs on leash
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.
Beautiful and strenuous hike
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).
Steep! Took about an hour and a half.
Nice good workout