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Beaudry Loop

Intermediate
 4.1 (18) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A loop run into the Verdugo Mountain range, leaving and returning by the North and South Beaudry Motorways.


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5.9

Miles

9.4

KM

78%

Runnable

2,619' 798 m

High

1,202' 366 m

Low

1,462' 446 m

Up

1,462' 446 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

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Rattlesnakes are in the area; be on the lookout!

Overview

This is one of the closets runs to the metro LA area and the nearby proximity and varied views along the north and south ridges make it a great option and popular route. Just be prepared to earn the views during the steady climb to the top.

Need to Know

There is little shade on the Beaudry South Motorway so make sure to bring ample water in the summer.

Description

This is a nice run which gives great views of La Canada and the San Gabriel Mountains on one side and Griffith Park and the LA basin on the other side. The ascent is steady and moderately strenuous till it peaks at the KROQ radio tower. There is a good lookout point just beyond the chain link fence surrounding the tower. There's also a commemorative plaque and a view which looks out over Glendale, Burbank and Griffith Park.

Most of the run is on dirt fire roads until you reach the radio tower which is partly paved. I recommend doing the loop counterclockwise as mapped, as there are parts of the Beaudry South Motorway which are pretty steep on the ascent and there are sections of scree.

At the top of the Beaudry North Motorway, turn left onto Verdugo Motorway and continue the climb to the KROQ tower and lookout. Continuing on, follow Verdugo Motorway until it intersects with the Beaudry South Motorway for the return leg of the loop.

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William Lee

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  4.1 from 18 votes

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View from the top near the KROQ antenna, looking southwest at Griffith Park with Downtown LA off to the left.
Mar 8, 2017 near North G…, CA
This is your summit goal. The highest peak in the Verdugo Mountains
Nov 12, 2017 near North G…, CA

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Oct 5, 2020
Jon M
Tough uphill at the start. Really fun at the top. — 1h 03m
Jul 3, 2020
Ernesto Colín
Feb 20, 2020
Marshall Yale
Beautiful run with easy access 5.7mi — 0h 53m
Jun 30, 2019
Narek Hartunian