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Location: Los Angeles County, about 3 miles north of La Crescenta, 20 miles from Los Angeles, within the city limits
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Fernando Valley|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Condor Peak 7½|
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(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 9 miles round trip on trail and fire road
- Gain: 2800'
- Time: 5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Larry Hoak, March 2001
DRIVING ROUTE 4
- From I-210 east or westbound in La Crescenta take the Pennsylvania
Avenue exit north to Foothill Boulevard.
- Turn left (west) on Foothill Boulevard to Dunsmore Avenue.
- Turn right (north) on Dunsmore Avenue to George Deukmejian
Wilderness Park (City of Glendale). Turn right at Markridge Road
and go 0.2 mile to the park entrance,
enter the park, and park in large gravel parking
area. Unlimited parking.
HIKING ROUTE 4
- The trailhead is near the stone building. Hike up the trail (old road)
about 1/4 mile past a large oak tree on the left to a 3-way trail
junction. The right branch is unsigned, the center branch has a sign
reading in part "Dunsmore Canyon trail", and the left branch
has a sign reading in part "Rim of the Valley Trail".
- Take the center
branch about 150' to a junction on the right signed "Crescenta View Trail".
- Go right and
hike toward a check dam about 200' distant. Hike 100' to a
junction and a large boulder pile on the left.
- Go left and hike to and
over the left shoulder of the check dam.
- Cross the creek behind the
check dam and climb the switchbacks to the bench on the east side of the
- Continue on the trail to the east ridge of Mount Lukens. The trail
is being rehabilitated. The upper section is overgrown in places, and the
trail tread needs repair. At 4120' the trail reaches a bench with a large
broken down dead tree on the right and a large pile of stones on the left.
Turn left and follow the bulldozer track that becomes a fire road
(2N76B) to the east ridge and a junction with 2N76 (4600').
- Turn left
and follow 2N76 to the summit. The register is at a false summit east
of the radio towers and north of the road at the point where it gains the