Vital Link and Stough Canyon Trails

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Vital Link and Stough Canyon Trails is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Burbank, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.9 miles
3448 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running



no shade

2 months ago

Great hike although I only made it to the first summit and turned back. Challenging but has awesome views. It was very clear and I could see the ocean and Catalina Island from the peak. Took my dachshund with. He made it to the top with a lot of breaks but I had to carry him down. Bring lots of water since there is almost no shade. Even in January it is still plenty hot all the way up. Sad to see the mountain so destroyed by the fires.

5 months ago

The first incline of this hike is steep enough for s good workout, so I’ll definitely come back for that alone. Large parking lot at trailhead. If you take the hike all the way down to the next canyon there is a museum and actual bathrooms, which was nice.

11 months ago

The last mile on the Nature Center side is not accurate! Follow the signs once you start nearing that last mile.

8 months ago