“A popular south-facing access point for several longer runs in the Verdugo Mountains.”
— Carson Blaker
The Stough Canyon Nature Center parking lot closes at 10 p.m. If you plan to stay on the mountain past that, park on the street by the golf course.
Starting at the Stough Canyon Nature Center, the fire road zigs steeply up the side of the canyon. At the lower intersection with Old Youth Camp Trail (Scout Trail)
, the grade mellows a little and stays in the shade of the ridge in the afternoon, making for a very pleasant ascent to the Verdugo Motorway