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Eaton Canyon Trail

Pasadena, CA

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Eaton Canyon Falls Trail is a 3.4 mile out and back trail located near Pasadena, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Vital Link Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail due to little minimal "traffic" especially if you want to get away from Runyon or other "city" hikes. If you are going to go, plan your timing wisely with how much water you will need. Don't go on empty stomach as the dryness, winds, heat can really bear their brunt on you. Great hike to burn some calories and there are some stretches where you can run. It can be brutal getting to the top but it totally worth it as the top view is amazing especailly early in the morning around 7'ish.

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Stough Canyon
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30 Completed 5 Reviews

Stough Canyon Park trail is the complementary trail to the Wildwood Canyon Park trail in the Burbank Mountains. They both actually meet or converge at a common point which is the peak or summit of Vital Link Trail and where the radio towers are at. With a little bit of exploring and wandering, I had over 7 miles logged in. The trail is a nice one filled with dedicated park benches and lounge chairs from the Rotary Club and the city of Burbank. The trail starts at the Stough Canyon Nature Center. As you ascend up on the trail, the first worthwhile spot to stop or rest would be "Vista Point" which has a scenic view of the city and Bob Hope Airport with a bench. You can then continue up the path to the abandoned Youth Campground Trail. The rest of the 2.5 miles of the trail will take you up to the radio towers. I had a blast on this trail and would recommend it to anyone. Lots of beautiful views of Verdugo Mountain and San Gabriel Mountains, the 210 Freeway, and the high rises of downtown Los Angeles and its neighboring cities.

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Wildwood Canyon Park Trail
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30 Completed 5 Reviews

Very nice thigh-burning, fat-burning hike from the parking lot to the top of Wildwood Canyon hike, aka Vital Link Trail, to where there is a lounge chair dedicated to a local hiker and the radio towers. You can probably grind out about 5-6 miles total on this hike if you add a few extra side trails for exploration of the different city views the park has to offer. Overall, the trail is very well maintained by the city of Burbank. It's situated right next to a golf course. You will be entertained with numerous views of the city of Burbank, the Burbank airport, the golf course (of course), Verdugo Mountain, and some of the best views of metropolis Los Angeles.

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Stough Canyon
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Come here before sun comes up. tough hills to climb but like that paths are wide to ride up and down

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Wildwood Canyon Park Trail
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11 Completed 1 Reviews

Very steep 2 mile hike with 1800 ft elevation from the base to 2900 ft at the top. Decent workouts on your legs especially uphill. Amazing views of Los Angeles and Burbank.

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Wildwood Canyon Park Trail
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11 Completed 3 Reviews

Short. Very uphill. Awesome butt workout going up, great for thighs going down. Good for mornings before work, because it's close and quick, and before the gun range starts popping. Full sun, full sweat.

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Wildwood Canyon Park Trail
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11 Completed 9 Reviews

Short, uphill hike with a beautiful view of LA!

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Wildwood Canyon Park Trail
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22 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a beautiful hike. Quiet with great views!

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Wildwood Canyon Park Trail
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31 Completed 8 Reviews

Great short hike. Nice elevation change. 60 -70 minutes up and down.

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Vital Link Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Sitting at the top of the trail right now as I type. Awesome hike. But it's 100 degrees here (thankfully the wind at the top tempers it) and there was only a single shady spot the whole way up (except for tight next to the parking lot), so bring. Few bottles of water per person.

For those of you submitting reviews saying this hike is fine for beginners, quit being such bad a$$e$. I'm in pretty darned good shape and I had to stop a fee times to rest. So when you make it sound like a nature hike to bring anyone on who isn't already in pretty great shape, you're misleading them. If you're looking for a walk in the park, this ain't it, meaning it is NOT a beginner trail.

As for the rating, I would have given it a 5 if it had shade and/or some water features to view. Otherwise it's a great hike.

Views are majestic at the top, the silence other than birds and the wind is golden, and in the 70 or so minutes it took me to make the climb, even at 1:30 on a Sunday afternoon, I saw a grand total of 2 other people. Will definitely come back. Oh...and parking is abundant and free.

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