Vital Link Trail

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Vital Link Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Burbank, 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
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1725 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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10 days ago

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12 days ago

I drive out to this trail from Sherman Oaks because it is the best one hour up, one hour down mountain around for an arduous hike. Whenever I want to quickly challenge myself, I go here!!

Some sights:
Some picnic tables, you pass by a firearm training area down below, and once you hit the Vital Link, get ready for the uphill and switchbacks. Don't worry, the radio tower at the top is almost always in sight. Reach the tower fence, sit on the curved bench. I see trail bikers up there sometimes

Overall great trail, a challenge, but no biggie. I've seen people do it barefoot. Located near the golf course with an open paved parking lot, this is a great LA community hike. Let's keep it A1

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1 month ago

This trail is awesome just make sure u eat good and have plenty of water to drink and the scenery is peaceful

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1 month ago

There are some amazing views of the valley and downtown from this hike. You can clearly make out the gigantic blue IKEA warehouse, Bob Hope Airport, and a silhouette of downtown through the chewy LA air. I'm out of shape and didn't make it all the way to the top, but will be back when in better shape to make it all the way. Bring water for this one.

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1 month ago

It was a little tough but not as bad as it seems.

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