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StartingOverVital Link Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2017


Hiked via Wildwood Canyon and the Vital Link Trail. To be honest this is not the most scenic hike around (or even close to LA), but I did have nice views of the megalopolis, and there were a lot of nice flowers in dearly spring in this rainy year.
Posted Mar 5, 2017 12:38 pm

surgentVia Wildwood Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015


I was here a year ago and had to turn back when I grew weak in the heat of the day (mid 90s F). Came back and started at dawn, walked up the steep ridge to the first tower, then the road to the summit. 1 hour up, 50 minutes down. Nice hike, nice views. Looks like a great workout peak for people in the area. For me, it will probably be my one and only time here. Saw lots of hikers, bicyclists and dogs.
Posted Sep 20, 2015 9:59 pm

IronHikerFun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2014


From Wildwood Canyon Park.
Posted Aug 2, 2015 4:27 pm

johnmPlenty  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2014


Have pretty much done it from everywhere, DeBell via Link Trail, La Tuna Foot Trail, Whiting woods, Brand, Los Flores, Hostetter, Beaudry North & South, even the Mount La Tuna Trail trek from Village Christian School in Sun Valley to Verdugo Park in Glendale (Basically the entire range west to east - 13 miles one way). Views always make it worth it.
Posted Apr 10, 2014 2:48 am

orbitorFrom Brand Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2013


Finally reached the summit on the third try of trail running it after work. Got there in the dark, walked around looking for a benchmark, couldn't find it, wind was blowing, ran back down. It was actually a nice long workout, but looking forward to seeing it again during the day.
Posted Aug 14, 2013 6:37 pm

royandersonBrand Park to La Tuna


Not sure the exact date. Started in Brand Park with my two children and buddy Albert. We went up the route Verdugo Mountain Brand Park Canyon Hike, got to the road, then went over to Verdugo Mountain. From there, we went through the experimental forest and ended up at a hiking trail exit on La Tuna Canyon Road. A fairly long all day hike over 12 miles requiring a car shuttle. It was great, although more than everybody else expected. Many good stories about this hike.

More recently, on Mar. 13, 2013, did the summit after coming up the Wildwood Canyon trail. This is a much shorter hike.
Posted Mar 11, 2013 11:16 pm

cabLa Tuna Canyon Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012


With the masses and Kiwi the Dog on a Sunday morning. Nice views of a bed of clouds over the LA Basin.
Posted Jul 9, 2012 11:03 am

MtnDoserFrom Beaudry Blvd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2011


Great 5.5 mile loop on Beaudry Fire road north and south.
Posted Jan 24, 2011 8:55 pm

vyzerGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2010


I started from the trail off of Via Montana and Country Club. Great hike, skies were clear after a heavy rain and the grass was lush and green. The views of the snow covered San Gabriels were amazing, the clear weather made this a very fun hike. I'd recommend wearing pants though as the trail is covered with shrubs
Posted Feb 11, 2010 1:25 am

Bob BurdFrom La Tuna Canyon Rd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2009

Bob Burd

Easy hike up from the north under clearing skies and brisk temperatures. Trip Report
Posted Jan 15, 2010 8:33 pm

JonodoFitst Peak of the Year  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2010


From La Tuna canyon. I did this as a trail run (walking up the fire breaks) Fantastic day during our vacation to visit my folks.
Posted Jan 2, 2010 2:49 pm

RobbGood workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2005


Lots of routes and lots of fun!
Posted Jul 10, 2009 1:35 pm

Zevia Brand Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2007


multiple times from multiple trailheads, but gotta love the very steep ascent from Brand Park
Posted Feb 19, 2009 9:08 pm

kavakWhitting Woods Mountainway  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2008


Hiked to the crest with my wife while visiting relatives for Thanksgiving. Nice views of the San Gabriels and of course all the surrounding valleys.
Posted Dec 30, 2008 9:53 am

mdoughertyUp from Brand Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2008


Hiked up the fire roads from Brand Park. Nice views of the front range of the San Gabriels from the ridge.
Posted Dec 22, 2008 1:24 am

EtaoinUp Wildwood Canyon and Down Skyline Motorway  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2008
After staring at the Verdugos for nigh on two years and starting to hike the trails in Wildwood Canyon Park a month ago, I finally arrived at the grove of antennae growing out of a fenced-in concrete bunker that surmounts the peak. I enjoyed the walk along the fire road that follows the summit ridge. The air was fairly clear and I could see Mt. Lukens to the northeast and George Deukmejian Wilderness Park beneath that mountain (I could make out a great oak I've picnicked under partway up Dunsmore Canyon. I continued past the high point and decided to descend the first trail I came to that would take me south. I expected this to be Brand Motorway, but I ended up on the abandoned Skyline Motorway, which was quite beautiful in its decrepitness, as that disuse and disrepair meant it was returning to a more natural state. The road is covered with little yellow wildflowers and quite a lot of green grass and growth wherever it enjoys shade. All told my loop from Wildwood, across to Skyline, and back around to where I had fled my car took my feet close to four hours, over 7.7 miles of terrain, and up and down 4,452 feet in elevation. This I need to calculate from my map, since my Nike+ sensor wasn't accurate at all on the steep trails.
Posted Jan 3, 2008 2:02 pm

MelbaToastAtypical Canyon


A nice winding, up and down trail. The canyon is not typical for this dry hot area. Beautiful large, old oaks and sycamores, cool and shady northside trail. Watch out for mountain bikers.
Posted Feb 18, 2007 8:10 am

RobFirst peak  Sucess!


Grew up in Burbank. this was probably the first peak I ever climbed. Back around 1974, my brother and I hiked up from Wildwood canyon.
Posted Dec 14, 2006 2:18 pm

Augie MedinaVarious Routes

Augie Medina

I've biked to the summit up La Tuna Canyon Trail, from Brand Park and a third route whose name I don't remember right now. I've gone to the Verdugos to bike when there was snow above 3,000 feet in the San Gabriels and I couldn't bike there.
Posted Dec 14, 2006 1:34 am

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