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    217 m
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    5.3 km
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    Kenter Fire Road and Whoop-de-Doos Trail


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    The Kenter Fire Road and Whoop-de-Doos Trail is a fun hiking route west of Los Angeles that traverses some rugged terrain for a spectacular view. While out on the trail, you will climb uphill along the fire road and steadily gain elevation while taking in the natural beauty of the Southern California landscape. Sections of this trail are a bit steep, so make sure to exercise caution when descending and bring trekking poles for extra stability.

    Route Description for Kenter Fire Road and Whoop-de-Doos Trail

    If you are hoping to get out of the city to enjoy some beautifully scenic views while on a hike through the rugged hills surrounding L.A., then the Kenter Fire Road and Whoop-de-Doos Trail will make for a great day trip.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will follow along the Kenter Fire Road as it leads north into the hills. Be sure to take your time here and enjoy the scenic views that sprawl out in every direction, including the city to the southeast.

    Eventually, you will come to a junction and turn left, now making your way south along the Canyon Back Trail. Here, you will enjoy some more beautiful views, before making your descent into the trailhead where you started your hiking excursion.

    Getting to the Kenter Fire Road and Whoop-de-Doos Trail Trailhead

    The starting point for this hike can be found at the end of N. Kenter Avenue.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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