Beginning at the top of Walnut Avenue, near the Nature Center, the fire road leads to the Verdugo Mountainway Trail. The Verdugo Mountainway is an extensive trail system which extends from the Sun Valley area, south to Brand Park in Glendale, and northeast to Tujunga and LaCrescenta. Hiking and mountain biking are permitted on the fire roads. The smaller trails are for hiking only, and along with the fire roads, lead to spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley.
Trails are open from dawn to dusk, but please note that the trails may be closed at any time due to hazardous conditions as a result of inclement weather including, fire, excessive wind, rainstorms, etc. Signage will be posted at the trail head. Please do not enter the trail area if closed signs are posted.
STOUGH CANYON NATURE CENTER
The Stough Canyon Nature Center offers various docent-led hikes each month. Hike length and difficulty will vary. Hikers should bring water and wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Starting locations for hikes include the Stough Canyon Nature Center or Wildwood Canyon Park. Adults must accompany children under 10 years of age. Strollers are not recommended on hikes. All hikes are subject to change and may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
Tuesdays (Easy-Moderate) | 6:30 p.m. | Meet at Stough Canyon Nature Center
Get in shape on these docent-led fitness hikes. Go at your own pace (easy or moderate) and enjoy a breathtaking view of the San Fernando Valley.
BIRD WALK IN WILDWOOD CANYON
2nd Sunday of each month | 9:00 a.m. | Meet at Wildwood Canyon Park
Enjoy a pleasant walk through Wildwood Canyon and learn about the native birdlife in this region.
2nd Friday of each month | 11:30 a.m. | Meet at Stough Canyon Nature Center
Little Explorers is for children ages 2-5 years and their parent or caregiver.
FULL MOON EVENING HIKE
Check back for upcoming dates | Meet at Stough Canyon Nature Center
Enjoy a short staff led hike to "The View" and check out the full moon!
HIKE FOR HEALTH (Adults 55+)
3rd Saturday of each month | 10:30 a.m. | Meet at Stough Canyon Nature Center
This program is for adults 55 and over. Hikers will learn about local wildlife and the many different flora and fauna around the Verdugo Mountains while being outside and exercising.
WILD CREATURES WALK
Last Sunday of each month | 11:30 a.m. | Meet at Stough Canyon Nature Center
Learn about the insects, reptiles, and wildlife in the area of the Verdugo Mountains.
Stough Canyon Nature Center
2300 Walnut Avenue, Burbank CA 91501 | 818.238.5440
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