Explore the Verdugo Crest Trail

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Distance

6.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

2145 Feet

Activities

Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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). 

Photos: CarmenRenee Silverman, and David Cantu

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

6.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

2145 Feet

Activities

Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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