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Betty B. Dearing Lollipop



6.7 mile 10.7 kilometer loop
87% Runnable


Ascent: 1,210' 369 m
Descent: -1,210' -369 m
High: 1,139' 347 m
Low: 699' 213 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)


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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

An awesome lollipop loop through a handful of parks outside of West Hollywood.

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This featured run covers a popular loop through Wilacre Park and Coldwater Canyon Park while approaching from the southeast at Fryman Canyon Park. The typical loop through Coldwater Canyon Park and Wilacre Park can be accessed from the parking area off Fryman Road and is three miles long, which makes for a great, introductory excursion.

This longer option has an out-and-back section along the scenic Gene Autry Ridge and starts from the parking area at the Nancy Hoover Pohl Overlook off Mulholland Drive.

Runner Notes

A mix of singletrack, doubletrack, and pavement, this run has a good variety, as well as ups and downs.


To access this run, head east a hundred yards on the Fryman Canyon Access road looking for the Betty B. Dearing Mountain Trail to the left. Turn left and head north as you descend on the Betty B. Dearing Mountain Trail through Fryman Canyon Park.

After a mile from the start, the trail begins to climb steadily up the Gene Autry Ridge, connecting with Coldwater Canyon Park to the north. After crossing the Barker Fire Road, continue to the left toward Iredell Lane, and turn right onto the road. Stay to the right on Iredell Road as it stretches east to Fryman Road. Turn left on Fryman Road for a short stretch of sidewalk, looking for the parking area and access to the Betty B. Dearing Mountain Trail again. If you reach Laurel Canyon Blvd, you've gone too far.

Continue on the Betty B. Dearing Mountain Trail as it bends to the west through Wilacre Park, gradually climbing to the high point of the run at 1,136'. From here, the trail turns to the left and heads south, descending through Coldwater Canyon Park. After less than 0.5 miles, you'll come to the base of operations for the volunteer group, TreePeople, and their Center for Community Forestry. This is a neat spot to check out and explore.

From the TreePeople center, head east on the Betty B. Dearing Mountain Trail as it loops back to Iredell Lane, heading through a cul-de-sac and to the point where you originally turned right down the road. From here, continue south and east, up and over the Gene Autry Ridge, heading back through Fryman Canyon Park to the parking area at the Nancy Hoover Pohl Overlook parking area.

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Jan 6, 2019
Shelby Alkire
Dec 24, 2017
Bruce Something
Great to discover such a pretty singletrack with views! Didn't run the lollipop, just an out and back. 4mi — 1h 00m
Jul 30, 2017
Rommy Ko
Love this trail - from fireroad to singletrack - back on the main road. 5.8mi
Mar 4, 2017
Ernesto Colín
Challenging elevation changes on 5 hours sleep. Cool doggie bags. 6.7mi

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Betty B. Dearing Trail through the wildflowers.
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A beautiful view from Coldwater Canyon Park on the Betty B. Dearing Trail.
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The Betty B. Dearing Trail winding through intermittent sun and shade.
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