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Beaudry Loop

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 4.1 (19) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A loop hike into the Verdugo Mountain range, leaving and returning by the North and South Beaudry Motorways.


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5.9

Miles

9.4

KM

Loop

2,619' 798 m

High

1,202' 366 m

Low

1,462' 446 m

Up

1,462' 446 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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Rattlesnakes are in the area; be on the lookout!

Overview

This is one of the closets hikes to the metro LA area and the nearby proximity and varied views along the north and south ridges make it a great option and popular route. Just be prepared to earn the views during the steady climb to the top.

Need to Know

There is little shade on the Beaudry South Motorway so make sure to bring ample water in the summer.

Description

This is a nice hike which gives great views of La Canada and the San Gabriel Mountains on one side and Griffith Park and the LA basin on the other side. The ascent is steady and moderately strenuous till it peaks at the KROQ radio tower. There is a good lookout point just beyond the chain link fence surrounding the tower. There's also a commemorative plaque and a view which looks out over Glendale, Burbank and Griffith Park.

Most of the hike is on dirt fire roads until you reach the radio tower which is partly paved. I recommend doing the loop counterclockwise as mapped, as there are parts of the Beaudry South Motorway which are pretty steep on the ascent and there are sections of scree.

At the top of the Beaudry North Motorway, turn left onto Verdugo Motorway and continue the climb to the KROQ tower and lookout. Continuing on, follow Verdugo Motorway until it intersects with the Beaudry South Motorway for the return leg of the loop.

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William Lee

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  4.1 from 19 votes

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View from the top near the KROQ antenna, looking southwest at Griffith Park with Downtown LA off to the left.
Mar 8, 2017 near North G…, CA
This is your summit goal. The highest peak in the Verdugo Mountains
Nov 12, 2017 near North G…, CA

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Feb 2, 2021
Emily Wendell
Did this clockwise instead, super clear after the rain. Spectacular views on Beaudry South. Good amount of afternoon shade from hillside on both legs. 5.9mi — 1h 43m
Jul 12, 2020
Marcella W
Counterclockwise. Started at 7:50 am. Super hot. Wide 90% of the time. 5.7mi — 2h 15m
Jun 7, 2020
Marcella W
Started at 8 am. Nice wide fire roads for almost entire trail. Went counterclockwise - up north and back south. More shade on the north side. 5.9mi — 2h 17m
Jun 1, 2020
Damien Sutevski
May 5, 2020
Gone Fishin
Mar 7, 2020
Melissa Stern
Great hike! Cool day (60ish) so not too hot. Took north loop.
Oct 2, 2019
Jenny Kampmeier
Flies and bugs are prevalent until you hit ~2000 ft. Very quiet on a weekday morning.
Jul 28, 2019
Oleksii Gubanov
18h 52m