This Verdugo Mountains hike on dirt service roads is a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being most difficult) for beginning hikers – owing to some steep parts on the trail – and it’s a 5 for experienced hikers. And dog-friendly as there are no rocky trail sections.
We’ll hike up Beaudry North, enjoying views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the valley of La Crescenta, Glendale and La Canada below. After ascending to the peak about 1,500 feet above, there’s a top-of-the-world walk between two sets of radio towers with a panoramic view of planes taking off and landing at the Burbank airport, Universal Studios and past toward the upper Valley, Sylmar, Palmdale. We will see traffic streaming on the 5, 134, 2 and 210 freeways, and up and down the coastline. On a clear day you can see the ocean.
Descending Beaudry South, we’ll enjoy the coastal views beyond downtown Glendale. All in all, this is one of our favorite hikes. Bring at least (2) 17-oz bottles of water, a hat, a good sun block and footwear that provides a grip on the sometimes steep dirt path. You will be required to sign a waiver form before the hike starts.
Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Time: 7:45 am arrival; we’ll leave at 8:00 am; estimated to be down by 10:30-11:00 am
Location: Meet by the fence where street signs 1300 Beaudry Blvd. and 3110 Beaudry Terrace stand together. This hike is in Glendale 91208.
Parking: Much residential neighborhood parking available up and down Beaudry Blvd. and Beaudry Terrace – 3 blocks from the entrance to the Oakmont Country Club
More Info: Jeff Hyman – firstname.lastname@example.org