Deukmejian Wilderness Park Dunsmore Canyon, Le Mesnager Loop Trails

La Crescenta, California

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Even the former governor’s most ardent supporters concede that naming a wilderness after George Deukmejian was, to say the least, surprising. Ecology was most certainly not the centerpiece of Deukmejian’s two terms as governor of California. Naming a prison or a highway after the governor would be more in-synch with the ex-governor’s political philosophy, some citizens opine. The city of Glendale purchased the property in 1989 with monies from park bond funds and from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The conservation group SWAP (Small Wilderness Area Preservation) was particularly effective in saving the canyons from subdivision and helping to secure the necessary park funds. Deukmejian Wilderness Park preserves 704 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains just above Glendale-La Crescenta. Two steep canyons—Dunsmore and Cook—make up the bulk of the park, which adjoins Angeles National Forest.
Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide

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Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide

by John McKinney (The Trailmaster)

Even the former governor’s most ardent supporters concede that naming a wilderness after George Deukmejian was, to say the least, surprising. Ecology was most certainly not the centerpiece of Deukmejian’s two terms as governor of California. Naming a prison or a highway after the governor would be more in-synch with the ex-governor’s political philosophy, some citizens opine. The city of Glendale purchased the property in 1989 with monies from park bond funds and from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The conservation group SWAP (Small Wilderness Area Preservation) was particularly effective in saving the canyons from subdivision and helping to secure the necessary park funds. Deukmejian Wilderness Park preserves 704 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains just above Glendale-La Crescenta. Two steep canyons—Dunsmore and Cook—make up the bulk of the park, which adjoins Angeles National Forest.

© 2006 John McKinney/The Trailmaster. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: La Crescenta
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 3,000 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Driving Directions: Directions to Deukmejian Wilderness Park: Dunsmore Canyon, Le Mesnager Loop Trails

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