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 moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.3 miElevation gain918 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingWalkingrunningViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyNo shade
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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.

plenty of parking space, but only park on the pavement; parking is free.

Take Olive Ave toward the mountains; turn left onto Sunset Canyon Drive than right onto Harvard Road. The park sits on the right.

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Katie Van Kirk
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Danielle McVey
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So beautiful! Probably one of my favorite in Burbank. Only 2 miles, but it’s got a nice incline. Luna handled it like a champ!

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Letty Zendejas
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Amazing views, great hike. Narrow trail and hiking shoes highly recommended. Went on a day when the high was 55F. Perfect weather for this hike.

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Jeff Foster
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Nick E
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Definitely not for beginners! Wear really good traction shoes. There are few flat areas on the trail to take a break. Hard workout, but the views of LA and the Valley are so worth it. I ended up going down the road when I was coming back since its easier.

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Sabrina Kloss
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Extremely steep uphill & downhill, but an incredible view! If you a want a less steep decline on your way back, keep going until you get to Wildwood Canton Road and use that. There are also shortcuts along the road to hop back on the trail!

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Nick E
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A little narrow and intense in the beginning, but once I got to the picnic tables, easy downhill from there. Wear good traction shoes!! Not many people on the hike, saw at least 15-20 people. Most were either wearing masks or stayed socially distant when possible. Definitely wanna try going up to the big antenna at the very top next time

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Katie Pierce
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windy and cold, steep.

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J9 Estes
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It was a good workout! Steep and sandy, wear good shoes. The views are amazing. I made it a loop by walking down the canyon road. I saw about 14 people

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Scott Cbow
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Tony Whetstone
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Made it a loop by walking out the canyon road.

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Bita Tishbi
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Nice and steep. But a bit short

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Liz W
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Super intense incline for the first mile at least. Come prepared with good tread!

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Mendy Minkowitz
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Nice views throughout hike! It gets very steep certain parts, don’t be scared to get your pants dirty going down carefully

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Caroline Carbajal
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Not for beginners! Really good trail!

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Agnes Wang
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Very well kept trail with clean facilities and affordable parking

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Ethan Waldman
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A great Workout hike, beautiful panoramic views, look forward to doing it again

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Aeverly Bnn
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The first like 7 minutes is kinda tough incline but certainly doable. After that it’s smooth sailing. Scary going down, prone to sliding so be careful.

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guillermo maldonado
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Brooke Giddens
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Good hike to get some exercise! Definitely a workout type of hike.

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Cynthia Rodriguez
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Pretty steep! Not a beginners trail, but manageable with a lot of breaks. Started at 7am, only a few people on the trail, definitely more people on their way up as I made it back down. I didn’t follow wildwood trail, I followed the Vital Trail sign. I think the wildwood trail is good for the first time you do this trail because you get a break at some flat ground with a table near the end. The vital trail is at a high incline. Good work out with some nice views of DTLA and Burbank

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Kenley Holm
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Nice scenic trail with a steady incline to the top and decline to the bottom. One of my favs for a good sweat and great views

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Marta Saeid
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A lot of sun. Its better to hike in early morning. But hike is great. Amazing videos

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Ahmed Mohtaseb
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Short and challenging trail in the North of Burbank. Free parking at the entrance; I walked along Wildwood Canyon road which is paved, steep and shaded. (approximately 0.6 miles in) you’ll get to a small roundabout where the third and last trailhead is. From this point forward, you will lose the shade which was a bummer on this hot fall afternoon! I was planning to hike to the other end of the mountain to reach Willie Mann Memorial Chair, but as the climb was really strenuous and the sun was relentlessly intense, I turned around half way through. On my way down, I decided to exit through the first trailhead to make my hike a loop. It was steep, rocky and slippery (sandy) so proceed caution. 4 out of 5 stars, only because no shade. Otherwise really nice short sweet and beautiful views of Burbank and the Debell Golf Club. Recommended for intermediate and expert hikers

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Enrique Lara
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Harder than I expected, but I welcomed the workout. Amazing payoff with a wide view of the valley and downtown in the distance. You can also see La Crescenta from up there. I took Wildwood Canyon Rd on the down instead of following the same way I came up. “Rules? Where we’re going there are no rules!” Recommended if you’re up for a schwitz :)

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Jessica Adams
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Always kicks my butt ! Even on a shorter hike like today!

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Dr. K
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Immediate incline, but the views are worth it!

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luis vasquez
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Anna Gulstine
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The first half mile was the hardest! Loved the views.

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