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Hike the Verdugo Crest Trail

Los Angeles, United States

based on 1 reviews



6.6 miles

Elevation Gain

2145 ft

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The Verdugo Crest Trail, located in Brand Park outside of downtown LA, is perfect for hiking, trail running, birding, and dog walkers.

The Verdugo Crest Trail is a 6.6 mile loop near Glendale, California. The trail features lovely wildflowers in the spring and beautiful views year-round. The trail is steep, so make sure you are wearing sturdy running or walking shoes. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be kept on leash. 

Various trails allow for hikers and trail runners to customize their route to the top. The Verdugo Crest Trail is lightly trafficked, so you'll be able to find solace in some solitude. The trail offers very little shade, so wear adequate sun protection and bring extra water (especially in the summer). 

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Hike the Verdugo Crest Trail Reviews

I did this trail starting in the morning, but continue to mid afternoon. Great trail with different paths to choose from, but make sure you bring layers, a hat, water, and hiking sticks which help on the steeper parts. Some parts of the path that are in the shade of the hillside and can be pretty cool in the mornings, but when you get to the sides, where it’s exposed to sun, I can get pretty hot by mid day…especially during the summertime.

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