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From 7 to 11 Mt. Lukens, the highest point in Los Angeles.

US Hiking
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Endorsed by Curators:
Sep 16 6:45AM - 11:00AM

NOTE: We are leaving at 7:00 am Sharp!




Event Host:Steve

Sweep: None

Location: Deukmejian Wilderness Park, La Crescenta, CA

Hike Difficulty:Level 6.5/10

Distance: 9miles approximately

Elevation Gain: Approximately 2,600 feet

Time: 4 hours

Trail condition:Single, double file trail, fire road, short steep descent. Poles are recommended.

Water:Minimum 3.0 liters

Guest: No

Dog: Yes, but must be kept on leash and picked up after.

Toilette: There are toilets available at the parking lot.

Liability waiver required: Waiver Link


What to bring:hat, sunscreen,long pants, long sleeve shirt, hiking poles, energy bar, lunch, snacks, water, and the usual stuff.

Direction:From the 210 Fwy towards La Crescenta, exit Pennsylvania Avenue and travel north to Foothill Blvd. Turn left on Foothill Blvd. In approximately .3 miles turn right on New York until the road ends. Turn left onto Markridge Road and look for the Deukmejian Wilderness Park sign to your right. Enter the driveway and drive up until it ends directly to the parking lot.

Parking: Parking lot at the trailhead.

Adventure Pass: Not required.

Carpool: Please sign up here.


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Trail description:

Mt. Lukens is notable as being the highest point in the city limits of Los Angeles and also the westernmost major summit of the San Gabriels. There are several routes to the top. This trip makes a loop from Deukmejian Wilderness Park in Glendale, ascending via the Crescenta View Trail and descending via the Rim of the Valley Trail. The views on both legs of the hike are great; if visibility is good, expect to see Catalina Island, Santa Barbara Island, the entire Santa Monica range and more. The antennas on top of Lukens prevent it from being one of So Cals all-time great hikes, but its still an essential peak. The route from Deukmejian is easily accessible to L.A. and the Valley and requires no Adventure Pass.

This is the view of the Verdugo Mountains from the Crescenta View Trail we will be ascending.

A neatly arranged circle of stones about 2 miles from the start provides a nice place to take a break with great views to the south.

There is one stream-crossing at Cook's Canyon but not enough water to get your shoes wet.


Our Policy:

Profile photo: Anyone interested in joining US Hiking must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of our group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up for an event.

Waiting list priority: People who hike with with US Hiking regularly will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.

Advanced hikes: Anyone interested in participating in advanced hikes (>3,000' elevation gain or distance > 10 miles or Difficulty Level > = 7) will be subject to prescreening before his/her name will be added to the list. Therefore, interested hiker must share with the event host his/her recent hiking background to establish proficiency before his/her name will be added to the list. Guests are not allowed on advanced hikes.

Early departure: If a hiker needs to be separated from the group for any reason, he/she must inform the event host. Not knowing a hiker's where about may prompt the event host to report a hiker's missing to proper authority for further actions.

No show: If you sign up for an event but did not show up, you will be removed from the next event you sign up.

No minor:Meetup user agreement can not be agreed to by a minor. Therefore, you and your guest must be over 18 to participate in our events.



If you have prior medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.

If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.

Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.

Release of Liability:

The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.

By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

US Hiking, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in an event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event.

In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree tothe Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

How to find us:Hike will begin promptly at 7 a.m. and we will finish around 11 a.m. with few stops. We will have the rest of the day to enjoy other activities.

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