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Beaudry Motorway Loop to Tongva Peak in the Verdugo Mountains

Time - 6:30 p.m. - SHARP
Distance - 6 miles
Elevation gain - 1500 ft.
Difficulty - Intermediate - NO BEGINNERS PLEASE!

This is a fast paced BRISK hike intended to give us a decent workout as well as enjoyment of the scenery. THERE IS NO TRAIL RUNNING but it is not a slow "coffee klatch" hike either...

On the east end of the Verdugo Mountains between Glendale and Burbank, there is a scenic 6.15-mile loop on wide dirt service roads. North and South Beaudry Motorways circle past Tongva Peak and Mount Thom, which rise above the micro-range’s eastern ridges. The highpoint of the loop, and a highlight of the hike, is a scenic overlook on the 2,656-foot summit of Tongva Peak. There are big views of the massive metropolitan area below, and surprising peace to be found on this loop hike with 1,475 feet of elevation gain.

To get to the trailhead: From downtown Los Angeles, take the 5 Freeway north to the Glendale Freeway (CA 2). Drive 4.8 miles north and take exit 18 onto Mountain Avenue. Turn left on East Mountain Avenue and make the second right onto Verdugo Road. After 0.2 miles, take a left at the split onto Cañada Road. Drive 1.6 miles north and turn left onto Country Club Road. Go half a mile and turn left up Beaudry Boulevard. Drive 1/3 of a mile to the trailhead on the left. Park along the road.

If the directions are too confusing type into your GPS:
3110 Beaudry Terrace, Glendale, CA

What to bring:
-Plenty of water
-Proper foot gear
-A smile NIFTY MAP

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  • Judi H.

    Terrific! And I loved the ceanothus (snow flurries) flowers with the little pink centers.

    June 20, 2014

  • Carmen

    Bummer! I'll have to work until 7pm on Thursday!

    June 18, 2014

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