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    Sullivan Canyon Trail

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    4-5.5h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    15.4 km
    Elevation
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    430 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Sullivan Canyon Trail is a wonderfully scenic hiking route that offers a beautiful sightline across L.A. and a peaceful canyon setting. While out hiking the trail, you will traverse a fire road that cuts through Sullivan Canyon and is lined with a variety of beautiful trees. This is an excellent route if you are looking for a bit of a longer hike near the city.

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    Route Description for Sullivan Canyon Trail

    Looking to leave the concrete jungle behind? Then the Sullivan Canyon Trail is the perfect adventure to get out of the city and experience the beauty of nature.

    Setting out from the starting point on Queensferry Road, you will make your way to the northwest through Sullivan Canyon, keeping right at a junction onto the fire road. Here, you will begin hiking north through the peaceful wooded landscape of the canyon.

    After working your way through the entirety of the canyon, the trail will begin climbing uphill for sweeping views of the Los Angeles area. From here, simply turn back along the trail and retrace your steps to the starting point.

    If you are looking for another great adventure in the area, be sure to check out the Sullivan Canyon Loop Hike.

    Getting to the Sullivan Canyon Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Sullivan Canyon Trail can be found along Queensferry Road, near Rustic Canyon Park.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      Year-Round

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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