Wisdom Tree, Cahuenga Peak and Mount Lee Summit Loop

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Wisdom Tree, Cahuenga Peak and Mount Lee Summit Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, 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: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,368 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

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From the 134 E, exit W. Olive Ave. Continue on Barham Blvd., then turn left on Lake Hollywood Dr. Turn left on La Suvida Dr. and reconnect with Lake Hollywood Dr. Continue climbing until you reach Wonder View Dr. heading east. The trailhead is at the gate at the end of Wonder View Dr.

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rocky
5 days ago

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scramble
5 days ago

I would chose the right (E/NE) at the fork going up the steep accent, then complete the loop by descending by coming down the gentler way taking the right (N) on your way back from the Hollywood sign. You’ll get to the ridge views quicker, get a better workout and it’ll be less taxing on the joints coming down. Win-win! I took our five month old boy up in his backpack. It was probably slightly to hot. Be sure not to make the same mistake, go early if you have vulnerable members in your group. Take a little extra water, good inclines and minimal shade on route. Otherwise a great little bimble. Gotta love a ridge-walk! Enjoy

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rocky
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7 days ago

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7 days ago

For a regular hiker this was a great work out. The view from the Wisdom tree 360 degrees is amazing. I hiked from the tree to the Hollywood (behind) trail. The hike was gruesome on the way back for someone with arthritic knees. Thank God had some Advil. Please take plenty of water. Dehydration is real. Happy trails. Many blessings

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rocky
7 days ago

I’ve been hiking this trail for about 3 yrs and 2-3x a week. Recently, within the last 8 months there has been new signs on Wonder View drive about parking. They do tow cars so please read the sign. This hike is a steep incline, wear proper hiking shoes or shoes with good traction. It will make your life and trek easier, trust me. This hike takes me 18-20min going up, 10 min coming down only bcuz I’m experienced and do this often. But when you get to Wisdom tree you can also take this hike to “behind” the hollywood sign. If you do please bring more water food or snacks. It will take about 30 to 50 to get to there. Don’t try to climb over fence to Hollywood sign. There’s a LA sheriffs office and cameras everywhere. If you want to continue to Griffith/Observatory please but please bring more water and food. I wouldn’t suggest you doing this. Please check the weather before you go. Please come back the same way you came. It’s not dangerous or anything but the hot heat will get fatigue. IG: the.sophia.gonzalez

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rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Really challenging hike for first timers but CAN be done. Plenty of water required.

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rocky
13 days ago

The fast and tough incline is worth it for the tremendous views. Bring a pen and paper, share some wisdom and soak up the words others have left.

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rocky
14 days ago

This trail elevates quickly and makes for solid backpacking training. Views all around and the tree itself is a sweet stopping point.

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bugs
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15 days ago

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16 days ago

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20 days ago

Steady challenging incline to start, but otherwise fun and very manageable with nice views.

A swarm of bees on the trail made me turn around.

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rocky
21 days ago

This was a very empowering trail. It was challenging...if you’re looking for an escape that pushes you both physically and mentally this is the one for you! Bring extra sunscreen, water, and a hat. Prepare to climb some rocks and get a little scraped. It’s an adventure you’ll always remember and by the end of it you’ll feel accomplished!

A great trail with spectacular views throughout the trail. Start early in summer because there is no shade on the trail at all. There are a few sections of the trail that require some serious scrambling, so be prepared. Bring water, snacks and a good book, there are so many great places to just relax and enjoy the view on this trail. If recommend hiking shoes with a good grip and ankle support. Enjoy, pack in and pack out.

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rocky
1 month ago

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