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San Rafael Hills—Descanso fireroad/Cherry Canyon trail

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WORK OFF THAT THANKSGIVING FOOD-FEST !

#4 in our exploration of the Rim of the Valley Trail system: to the hills above Descanso Gardens and Mount Cerro Negro.

Length: 6 ½ miles

Elevation Gain: 600 feet on mostly wide fire-road

Difficulty: 4 out of 10

Beautiful views of the city and surrounding mountains

WHEN: Saturday November 27th at 11 am

BRING: WATER, HAT, SUNSCREEN, COMFY SHOES, SNACKS FOR THE REST STOP AT THE TOP OF CERRO NEGRO.

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DIRECTIONS TO PARKING:
The hike is in the Cities of Glendale and La Canada-Flintridge, just south of the Descanso Gardens botanical garden and starts at the end of Stancrest Drive where it goes under the 2 Freeway..

FROM THE SOUTH: Take the 2 freeway to the Verdugo Blvd. offramp, and turn left. You will be heading west and go under the freeway. At the first street past the freeway on ramp, turn left onto Valihi Way. Follow Valihi south and turn left onto Stancrest. Follow Stancrest and stay to the left when the road forks. Soon Stancrest will go underneath the freeway. Just past the underpass is the trailhead. Park there.

FROM THE NORTH: take the 210 east to the Oceanview Blvd. offramp, and go south (right turn). Follow Oceanview to Verdugo Blvd. and turn left onto Verdugo. Then turn right onto Valihi Way and Follow Valihi south and turn left onto Stancrest. Follow Stancrest and stay to the left when the road forks. Soon Stancrest will go underneath the freeway. Just past the underpass is the trailhead. Park there.

FROM THE EAST: take the 210 west to the Oceanview Blvd. offramp, and go south (left turn). Follow Oceanview to Verdugo Blvd. and turn left onto Verdugo. Then turn right onto Valihi Way and Follow Valihi south and turn left onto Stancrest. Follow Stancrest and stay to the left when the road forks. Soon Stancrest will go underneath the freeway. Just past the underpass is the trailhead. Park there.

FROM THE WEST: Take the 101 freeway, until it turns into the 134 freeway and follow it all the way to Glendale, then take the 2 freeway north and exit at Verdugo Road. Turn left at Verdugo and left again at Valihi Way. Turn left at Stancrest Drive and stay to the left when the road forks. Soon Stancrest will go underneath the freeway. Just past the underpass is the trailhead. Park there.