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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.

Burbank hiking trails, including Wildwood Canyon and Stough Canyon re-opened on Friday, May 8th.  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 www.trails.lacounty.gov.  Additional safety protocols are listed here.

Trail Signage - IG

STOUGH CANYON NATURE CENTER IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
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).  As of Monday, March 16, 2020, all City buildings and recreation facilities, playgrounds along with libraries will be closed until further notice.  

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. 

Trail Map - Verdugo Mountains
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STOUGH CANYON NATURE CENTERtrail 4
DOCENT-LED HIKES

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.

FITNESS HIKES
Tuesdays (Easy-Moderate) | 6:30 p.m. | Meet at Stough Canyon Nature Center
Get in shape on these staff-led fitness hikes.  Go at your own pace (easy or moderate) and enjoy a breathtaking view of the San Fernando Valley.

MOONLIGHT HIKE
Meet at Stough Canyon Nature Center
Enjoy a short staff led hike to "The View" and check out a great view of the moon! schedule

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
Nature Center Home Page

 

 

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