Glendale Peak Loop
ElevationAscent: 555' 169 m
Descent: -559' -170 m
High: 1,191' 363 m
Low: 797' 243 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“Run this short loop to summit scenic Glendale Peak.”— John McKinney
When you reach the paved road here you'll take a dramatic hairpin turn to follow the East Ridge (Hogback) Trail westward. On this trail you'll wrap around the southern edge of Glendale Peak. After you've been climbing on the East Ridge (Hogback) Trail for 3/10 you'll reach a juncture with Henry's Trail, which makes a sharp turn southward from the juncture. Turn right to follow Henry's Trail and you'll quickly reach the summit of Glendale Peak. From here you can enjoy fantastic views of the L.A. area. Once you're finished at the summit, continue to follow Henry's Trail to the southeast to reconnect with Vista del Valle Drive.
Once you hit the paved road follow your original route on the Riverside Trail westward before reaching the Commonwealth Canyon Connector to make your way back to the tennis courts and the original parking area.
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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Land Manager: City of Los Angeles - Department of Recreation and Park