Stough Canyon Nature Center

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2300 Walnut Avenue, Burbank CA 91501
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The City of Burbank continues to be prepared but not panicked in regards to taking a proactive approach towards slowing the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).  The Nature Center will be closed until further notice. 

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Burbank hiking trails, including Wildwood Canyon and Stough Canyon are open. Please adhere to posted signage and follow safety guidelines here.  Face coverings are required for those 2 years of age at trailheads, parking lots, and destination points along the trail.

More information about Los Angeles County Trail re-opening information can be found at  Additional safety protocols are listed here.

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September-May   June-August 
Monday 1:00-5:00 p.m.    Monday  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.   Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.    Wednesday  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.   Thursday  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Friday  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m   Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.   Saturday  9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Sunday  11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.    Sunday  11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Trails are open from dawn to dusk. Parking Gate open at 7am and close at 10pm.

Please noteTrails 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.

The Stough Canyon Nature Center does not sell water bottles, please make sure to come prepared with water. We do have water fountains available outside the Center. 


Front Entrance of Nature CenterThe Stough Canyon Nature Center serves as an educational gateway to the Verdugo Mountains and the Rim of the Valley Trails.  Nestled in the Verdugo Mountains, the Nature Center provides opportunities for the public to learn more about the wildlife, flora, fauna, and habitat in this area of Los Angeles County through planned activities, exhibits, and nature hikes.

Stough Canyon Nature Center was named after Oliver J. Stough, who donated land to the City for public parkland that includes Stough Park, Stough Canyon Nature Center, and the Starlight Bowl.  The Nature Center was dedicated in 2001 and has an exibit hall with educational and interpretive displays, small library, classroom, and outdoor amphitheater.

The Stough Canyon Nature Center offers a variety of educational activities including astronomy, nature programs and activities, nature hikes, workshops, seasonal day camps, and volunteer docent program.  The Nature Center is also available for rent for meetings, field trips, and birthday parties.


Stough Canyon Nature Center
2300 Walnut Avenue, Burbank CA 91501 | 818.238.5440 


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