Wildwood Canyon Trail

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Wildwood Canyon Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily 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: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 918 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

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mountain biking

nature trips

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wild flowers

wildlife

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The park has a series of trails that branch off a main trail. The views overlook Burbank and LA and are gorgeous. The trails are moderate to difficult, due to steepness in some areas.

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1 month ago

Love this trail for racing training especially for the Verdugo Mountain 10k race . I can usually run bottom to top in under 40 min and down in less than 20...but it kicks ur ass the whole time

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2 months ago

It’s so hot in the summer but a good uphill

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no shade
2 months ago

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3 months ago

you can see the valley and la from here. loved it but it's uphill af.

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no shade
3 months ago

Love this trail! Honestly one of my favorites! It’s a good competitive hike! What I really love about this hike is how it is never pack like other hiking trails! I really enjoy this trail very much!

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rocky
3 months ago

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4 months ago

Definitely not moderate. Pretty steep and slippery, Id wear shoes with tread.

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washed out
5 months ago

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

So HARD... but the most gorgeous view of LA EVER once you make it to the top! Coming down is a killer though! Especially if you have bad knees! Def wear hiking shoes and take poles if you have them.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail has some of the most spectacular views of LA that I have found! It is so gorgeous... and even more so currently b/c of the spring wildflowers all over the mountain. It’s very steep going up but totally doable, however we took the road down b/c I have bad knees and they were shot by the top of this peak. Definitely recommend!!

7 months ago

The greenery was so rich. A very beautiful hike! Mountains are indescribable. Didn’t feel like I was in la! So worth it. It’s not a hard hike but def for someone used to hiking.

hiking
9 months ago

Have been doing this hike a lot and I love it. You can make it a loop if you park more towards the bottom and walk up the road to the trail entrance. Very nice views of Burbank and the Valley when you get up top. If you’re feeling extra adventurous you can split off to the Vital Link trail. At the times I have gone usually late in the day there are very few people on the trail so you can get away from humanity for a bit. Love it!

10 months ago

this is a pretty easy hike but if you take the vital link Trail off of it it gets tough in a hurry

Saturday, October 13, 2018

As a visitor from Texas I would rate this higher than moderate but I’m not used to hiking mountains either. The other hikers are super friendly and my dog loved it as much as me. Great place to hike!

Friday, July 20, 2018

I love it! All the hikers are very friendly. Great workout. Light traffic

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Pretty nice and exciting trail . It gets hard and mostly moderate . Not so long way. Quite pretty and green. Didn’t see no river or lake or waterfall . Traffic was light on Sunday

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

good workout hike.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Beautiful views of the valley and DTLA. We hiked this in late April and there were lots of pretty wildflowers. It’s pretty steep at the beginning and throughout the trail. Great cardio workout!

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Hiked this on a cool, sunny March day. It's a great workout. Views are beautiful, trail is clean and well marked. Little to no shade. When you're down in the canyon, it is blissfully quiet.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

It was hard but very cool!!!!

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

It can be an easy walk, bike ride or take the long hard trails. I loved everything about this place and will be going back soon.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Beautiful hike!! Fairly challenging up hill start with lots of stunning views. I took the back side of the mountain on the way down. Easier grade on the knees with tons more amazing views

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

No shade, best early morning.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

This was another good trail for a great workout. If you want a great workout don't stop midway or take any loops back to your car, continue to go up and reach the pole at the top. Now that is a great workout. Remember, take water, you'll need it. It's challenging and great cardio workout while in nature. It's no stroll around the park, you'll definitely feel it.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Very steep in the beginning. Great views

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Sunday, June 04, 2017

Went midday during beginning of June. Overlook Burbank. It was smoggy. Maybe in the morning Or golden hour I would have liked it more. After doing Devils Chair, Paradise Falls, Vasquez Rocks, Hollywood Sign...simply didn't have that overwhelming feeling of accomplishments as other trails. Maybe water fall, back of hollywood sign, or a nice cool cave I'd feel more connected. At any rate it's ok

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great workout with beautiful views at the top! The majority of the trail is full sun exposure so bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Lots of parking in the lot. Wear good shoes as there are a lot of places with loose gravel. I didn't have an issue with this, but the guy ahead of me took a tumble and slid down a ways.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

I try to do this hike 2-3 times a week for training. The view at the top is spectacular.

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