Beaudry Motorway Professional Reviews and Guides
"From the south end of the Verdugos’ summit ridge, your gaze takes in the San Gabriel Mountains, much of the L.A. megalopolis, and even the ocean on occasion. Do this trip late in the day if you want to enjoy both a spectacular sunset and a blaze of lights after twilight fades."
--Jerry Schad , Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press).
"This nearly 6-mile hike begins in a residential Glendale neighborhood and meanders across the easternmost side of the Verdugo Mountains. An elevation gain of 1,500 feet combines a good workout with striking panoramic views of Los Angeles, Glendale, and the San Gabriel Mountains to the north. Residents of Glendale, La Crescenta, and La Cañada–Flintridge use this picturesque trail on a regular basis, but any hiker will find it worth the drive."
--Laura Randall, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Los Angeles (Menasha Ridge Press).
"This easily overlooked loop in the southern Verdugos is a wonderful, moderate hike during the cooler months. In winter and spring, clear skies reveal sweeping views of the Los Angeles basin and beautiful chaparral and sage scrub bloom."
-- Casey Schreiner , Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books).
"This walk on the eastern side of the Verdugo Mountains offers a number of options, including a 6-mile loop, a ridgeline ramble, and the chance to climb the range’s 3,126-foot signature summit, Verdugo Peak. A clear-day walk to the top of the eastern crest offers a great geography lesson."
--John McKinney, Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster).
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