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Crescenta View Trail

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 4.5 (2)

Tough hiking going up to Mt. Lukens with fantastic views of the greater Los Angeles area.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Point to Point

4,617' 1,407 m

High

2,332' 711 m

Low

2,285' 696 m

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Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

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Need to Know

Full bathrooms located in the parking lot of the Wilderness Park.

Description

Beginning at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, the Crescenta View Trail goes off to the right crossing Dunsmore Creek. Once across the creek, the trail begins ascending a series of switchbacks along the side of Mt. Lukens. At the two-mile mark, there is a circular structure made of boulders known as the Redoubt.

At the three-mile mark, you'll reach a T junction intersecting Mount Lukens Road #2N76. From here, you can reach the Mt. Lukens summit by heading northwest. At the summit, you'll see a multitude of cellular and radio towers. If you wish to make a loop returning to your car you can complete the hike by descending along Haines Canyon Road and then connecting to Rim Of The Valley Trail.

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Spencer Williams

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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Nice bench in the shade to take a breather and hydrate.
Oct 4, 2016 near La Cres…, CA

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Jun 20, 2020
Ryan Kennedy
5.9mi — 2h 23m
May 4, 2019
Steve McG
6.5mi — 3h 00m
Nov 4, 2017
Valerie Norton
HPS: https://valhikes.blogspot.com/2017/11/mount-lukens.html