Mileage: 10 miles
Elevation gain: +3,500 ft
Mt. Lukens is with it’s 5,075 ft high the highest mountain in the City of Los Angeles.
It’s the westernmost peak of the San Gabriel Mountains front range. Run or hike to the peak gives you a glimpse into the mountainous innards of Angeles National Forest. Looking back to the west you have about 3,000 feet of prominence, with terrific views of LA and the Verdugo Mountains. On a clear day you can see from Catalina to San Gorgonio. The summit has radio towers on it, but who cares!
This is a fun one and doesn’t get as much traffic as a lot of other more popular Southern California trails.
This is a “Clockwise” 10 mile loop up to Mt. Lukens with almost 3,000 ft of elevation gain, starting & finishing at Deukmejian Wilderness Park.
Leashed dogs are allowed.
Deukmejian Wilderness Park
3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta
More info here (especially on parking)