Verdugo Crest is a hiking trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 3,057 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 82 feet. Robert Katz Peak is near the trailhead. The trail ends near Verdugo Peak and Tongva Peak (elevation 8,645 feet) and the Relay Saddle.
Verdugo Crest Professional Reviews and Guides
"With a drop-off-and-pick-up transportation arrangement, you can enjoy a lively traverse across the north end of the Verdugo Mountains, ascending though La Tuna Canyon Park on a rough foot trail and descending toward the finish at Henderson Canyon on a wide, graded fire road. Assuming the skies are crystal clear when you go, you’ll have consistently spectacular views the entire way."
--Jerry Schad , Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press).
"The Verdugo Mountains Perimeter Ride circumnavigates the Verdugo Mountains rather than penetrates them. While there are no 10% climbs and 11% descents, as in the panorama ride, the perimeter ride offers its share of challenges along the undulating roads of the Verdugo foothills. The ride begins at Verdugo Park in Glendale and then passes through Burbank and Los Angeles before returning to Glendale. Verdugo Park has a place on the local cycling calendar, with its annual Thanksgiving weekend cyclocross races. The park roads, grassy areas, dirt trails, and a sand pit are transformed into a technical cyclocross circuit that competitors must complete several times during a race. For this ride, exit Verdugo Park, turning right onto Cañada Boulevard."
--Wayne D. Cottrell, Best Bike Rides Los Angeles (Falcon Guides).
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