Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Glendale with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
9 days ago

Tough, but enjoyable hike! The loop is 5 miles in total and you go straight up for 2.5 miles. The peak offers views in every direction and the hike down the mountain is even more enjoyable. Took me about three hours to complete and wasn’t very busy on a Sunday afternoon.

Very nice hike. It was foggy, so I was basically walking in a cloud the entire time, but the trail has a nice grade, and there's a lot of greenery and wildflowers. Can't wait to try it on a nice day!

hiking
10 days ago

This is a strenuous hike and so much fun! Great views, easy parking, sometimes the occasional mountain bike. Fun to see the radio towers up close.

We started at 8am and it was warm already. Start early to try to beat the heat. We tracked 10 miles. Also came across a rattlesnake!

I started counter clockwise. I also recommend using one of the “Recordings” from someone who completed the hike already as a guide vs this main one as it is short by 2 miles it doesn’t mark the trail correctly.

Nice hike, but lots of small rocks. End up being over 10 miles.

Really good workout. Make sure you bring enough water as the trail is strenuous and there is not much shade.

Distance was actually over 10 miles. Lots of unmarked forks so bring a map! Most of the trail (probably 99%) is in direct sunlight. Views at the top were great, but the journey there wasn't. Don't do this hike in the summer if you decide to go.

Nice little hike around the sports fields with a few views of glendale, Montrose, and la Crescenta.

on Beaudry Loop

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect climb and great views. a bit too much for 11 and under. I'd rate it an easy hard hike or a hard moderate.
we did this hike on a moderately warm spring day. started at 8:30am. that was almost too late (for the entire loop).
did it in 2.25 hours with little stopping. bugs were out.

Great hike, although I managed to take a few forks the long-way round. Also after reaching the summit, I missed the turn-off for the Picken's Spur trail to come back down the mountain and walked East on the access road for about a mile. So my whole hike ended up being about 11.3 miles, rather than the 8.7!

Either way, it was a great morning hike. I challenged myself, going the more difficult clockwise route, and finished the whole thing in 3hr11min (1hr36mins to summit, 1hr30mins back to the car - 5 mins rest at the peak!)

Amazing trail & not super difficult. I went up the Haines Canyon Trail to Rim of the Valley Trail which took me to the old Mt. Lukens Trail... hungout on top by myself for an hour and then took then the fire road to the Crescenta View Trail & down to the Wilderness Park.

3.5 hrs up & 2.5 hrs down. Frost line is about 4,000ft & snow line a little under 5,000ft.

on Beaudry Loop

2 months ago

Did this hike on a Saturday after it rained on Friday night. The views were beautiful and clear the entire hike. Extremely light traffic. Only saw a few people midday on a weekend. I definitely plan on doing this hike again. It was great.

A wonderfully challenging hike with great weather in mid-March. I tracked it at about 9.5 miles. We started the loop counter clockwise (the easier way) at 8am & finished in about 5hrs going at a leisurely pace. The peak is actually very industrial with the radio towers. Not great for photos, but plenty of spots on the way up for great photo ops. PLEASE if you bring your dog BRING water for them.

I hiked this trail just after rainfall and it was cool and damp which made the trail soft and easy on the feet. I imagine this is a tough one during summer months so I’d recommend winter as it is very exposed.

The peak is full of radio towers which makes it feel industrial. Other than that, the views are epic.

it's a tough hike but a good payoff with the view

hiking
2 months ago

Went up the North side and came down the South. The loop takes about 2 hours and change. Beautiful views of the surrounding areas.

Did this trail today in the rain and it was amazing. Challenging but doable.

hiking
3 months ago

Similar to Runyon Canyon in Hollywood but less foot traffic. Went up the North side and came down the South. Nice, steady incline, on the North and pretty steep coming down the South. If you are looking for a challenge, go up the South side. About 2-2.5 hours round trip. Bring water and a hat. Nice views of Burbank and DTLA at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Great workout! It's a very steady incline to the top. We started at 8am and went clockwise so there were decent amounts of shade along parts of the trail. Later in the day it was mostly direct sun. Wonderful views and not too much traffic. (Hike date 2/11/18)

mountain biking
3 months ago

Quick 1 hour loop by bike. A 3.5 mile mellow climb followed by an exciting 2+ mile descent. Make sure your brakes work and carry a bike bell to alert hikers.
Recommend riding in the late afternoon after the sun has gone down to avoid the glare and heat.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this for the first time today. About a good hour uphill. A hiker advised us to go right towards north motorway to avoid as much sun and that was such great advice! Takes lots of water, for 2 of us we took 80oz and we're good. It was a lot of fun!

This trail really suprised me. It is just off the 2 freeway and loops a sports complex. While you never escape the sound of the freeway you really do feel a bit of solitude on the trail. The trail is a bit exposed in many areas, but even on a warm day it's not an issue. The description above says to hike in only one direction, but there is no signage to indicate that so you have traffic in both directions. This trail is not very conducive to a fast run on a mountain bike, so the risk of collision on a blind corner is relativly low. Glad I did not overlook this trail based on its location.

on Beaudry Loop

hiking
4 months ago

Trained for my GoRuck tough on this trail, not heavily crowded and a beautiful view.

hiking
4 months ago

solid hike. good push and great views. had to check the gps a few times as we almost ended up on the 14 mi loop

Started around 7:30a. Chilly enough to wear my gloves. All that moving heated things up fairly quickly, had to take them off and my sweater about 20 mins into the hike. We went the easier way (counter clockwise).

Mt. Lukens is touted as the highest peak in Los Angeles County and boasts 360 views of the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles to Catalina, Hollywood, the valley cities, and from the top, you are rewarded with expansive views well into the peaks of the Angeles Forest. This was a goal hike for me as one year ago, I could barely make it a mile! Needless to say, I was thrilled to have completed it today!

Do this one in the winter, bring LOTS of water, and wear appropriate hiking shoes.

From the main trail of Dunsmore Canyon, you can follow the trail to Mt. Luke s from the Rim of the Valley Trail (on the left) or Crescenta View Trail (on the right). The Crescenta View trail is VERY steep, rocky, hard on the knees, and hangs precariously on the side of the mountain. The Rim of the Valley Trail is much wider, offers more shade and a much more moderate climb to the top. To do it again, we would opt to go up and back via Rim of the Valley as we all felt the CV trail was a bit too “black diamond” for us! Not for the timid or inexperienced, for sure!

Nice hike! Great views and some good shade as well.

hiking
4 months ago

I agree with some of the other reviewers that this is a bit of a workout, but totally worth it and great for anyone who's moderately in shape (I'm way out of shape and I made it by just taking it slow and enjoying the views). Bring plenty of water, and some kind of snack/picnic thing because there's a ton of awesome places to stop and enjoy the views. We went around late afternoon and walked back out just as the sun fully set. Give yourself a lot of time. I think coming here early in the morning as the sun comes up would be AWESOME.

hiking
4 months ago

Good workout moderate hike definitely a little workout if you’re not used to hiking

hiking
4 months ago

This was a nice hike in the neighborhood. It is mostly non shaded and a good workout. Again, sunscreen, hat, water, and start early if you're hiking in the day.

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