Tiger Tail Trail

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4.7 km
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263 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Tiger Tail Trail is a fairly short and relatively challenging adventure in Los Angeles that offers scenic views. While out on the trail, you will traverse an undulating ridgeline while taking in views of surrounding canyons, big houses, and the sprawling city below. Make sure to wear proper hiking footwear for this adventure, as the rocky and rugged terrain can be difficult to traverse at times.

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Route Description for Tiger Tail Trail

For anyone who wants to experience a bit of rugged terrain but doesn’t want the headache of a longer journey, the Tiger Tail Trail is the perfect option to get out exploring the L.A. area.

Setting out from the trailhead on Canyonback Road, you will make your way to the southeast along the Tiger Tail Trail. In the initial stage of the hike, you will need to descend into Kenter Canyon and cross over the creek, before climbing back uphill on the opposite side.

Continuing on to the southeast, you will traverse the undulating ridge, experiencing some amazing views overlooking Los Angeles and some of the huge houses that dot the canyon landscape. Eventually, you will arrive at the endpoint of the trail at the edge of Tigertail Road, where you can turn back and follow the same route to return to the trailhead.

Getting to the Tiger Tail Trail Trailhead

The trailhead for the Tiger Tail Trail can be found along Canyonback Road, just south of the Mountain Gate Country Club.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground


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  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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