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Dearing Mountain Trail

Intermediate

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4.5 mile 7.2 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 937' 286 m
Descent: -613' -187 m
High: 1,139' 347 m
Low: 699' 213 m

Grade

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

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Trail shared by John McKinney

A 4.5-mile trail through multiple canyon parks above Studio City.

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The Dearing Mountain Trail begins just off of Fryman Rd. and turns from pavement to dirt quickly after starting. While the trail climbs significantly to the west, you'll have amazing views of the San Fernando Valley on a clear day. After running for 1.1 miles, the trail will head southward and descend the hillside. 3/10 of a mile later, you'll arrive at the Magic Forest Trail, part of Coldwater Canyon Park.

Stay to the left to continue on the Dearing Mountain Trail as it begins to turn toward the east. 1/2 of a mile of descent later, you'll arrive at Iredell Lane. Run across the cul-de-sac for about 150 ft. to join the southern portion of the Dearing Mountain Trail. The trail then continues to wind its way through the hills of Fryman Canyon Park for 2.7 miles until it comes to an end at a T-intersection with the Briarcliff Fire Road.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

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Betty B. Dearing Trail through the wildflowers.
Oct 11, 2016 near Univers…, CA
A beautiful view from Coldwater Canyon Park on the Betty B. Dearing Trail.
Oct 11, 2016 near Univers…, CA
The Betty B. Dearing Trail winding through intermittent sun and shade.
Oct 11, 2016 near Univers…, CA

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