Our route will be a loop from Deukmejian Wilderness Park in Glendale, ascending via the Crescenta View Trail to the Haines Canyon Motorway to Mount Lukens.
Our return route will continue on the Haines Canyon Motorway to the Rim of the Valley Trail, returning to Deukmejian Wilderness Park via Cook’s Canyon a nicely shaded area with a small creek.
Special Note: The downhill portion of the Rim of the Valley trail in particular has some areas of loose rocks and soil as well as a few Yuccas’
Distance: 9.5 Miles
Elevation Gain: 2800 ft.
Duration: 4-5 hours
Trail: Fire road and single track, w/areas of deteriorating trails and steep, uneven downhills.
Directions: From the 210 Freeway exit Pennsylvania Ave (17A) and go north to Foothill Blvd. Turn left on Foothill Blvd. and go to New York Ave. Turn right on New York Ave. and go to the end, Markridge Rd. Turn left on Markridge and go about 200 yards to the park entrance on your right. Follow the entry road up to the parking area. Parking is free and there are restrooms and a water fountain near the trail head.