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La Crescenta: Tee Pee Out and Back

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A nice shorter, but steep, out-and-back trail. Really gets your heart pumping!


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2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Out and Back

3,247' 990 m

High

1,956' 596 m

Low

1,292' 394 m

Up

1,292' 394 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

69%

Max Grade (35°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

A simple but challenging up-and-back hike in the hills in La Crescenta! Street is parking available on Harter Lane. It is very steep beginning as you round the water tanks, then up the hill you go!

Need to Know

Very little shade, no restrooms or water. Parking on the streets.

Description

There's a nice spot about halfway up the trail with two picnic tables and a place to tie off a horse (or your hiking companions). The trail continues upwards from there to the top of the hill. When you arrive at the top, there is a cool tee pee to see!

The trail is mostly smooth and can be slippery (especially on the way down) with a lot of fine gravel covering the path.

Throughout the hike, the trail spits off but generally meets back with itself so feel free to try either path.
If you keep wandering down the trail past the tee pee you can see a few nice beehives.

There are great views of Los Angeles. You can easily see all the way to downtown in one direction, and a beautiful view of the San Gabriel mountains in the other.

Shared By:

Zev Steinrock with improvements by A Runkle

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You can see all the way to the ocean!
Feb 2, 2020 near La Cres…, CA
La Crescenta Tee Pee
Nov 11, 2019 near La Cres…, CA
Field near the Tee Pee, looking E-SE towards Agua Canyon.
Aug 28, 2020 near La Cres…, CA
The teepee looking toward Hall-Beckly Canyon.
Aug 28, 2020 near La Cres…, CA

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Aug 28, 2020
Ryan Hollander
Gorgeous views, moments from San Fernando area. It's quick enough to squeeze in after a day at work and get back for dinner. 3mi — 2h 15m
May 13, 2020
Diana N
Definitely wear appropriate shoes that have good traction, otherwise you'll have a bad time 3.2mi — 1h 36m