Los Angeles: Tongva Peak

Hike 6 miles to an island of green space nestled in L.A.'s suburbs, then climb steeply to panoramic views of the nearby San Gabriel mountains and the Hollywood Hills.
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Hike 6 miles to an island of green space nestled in L.A.'s suburbs, then climb steeply to panoramic views of the nearby San Gabriel mountains and the Hollywood Hills.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.0

Waypoints

TPT001

Location: 34.193546295166, -118.24137878418

Hike SW on paved access road to trailhead

TPT002

Location: 34.1905632019043, -118.242820739746

Turn R @ Y, meandering above Deer Creek

TPT005

Location: 34.1977767944336, -118.254554748535

Trail levels; excellent views of Verdugo and San Gabriel Mtns.

TPT006

Location: 34.1988945007324, -118.259902954102

L @ Y toward pod of radio towers

TPT007

Location: 34.195873260498, -118.259857177734

Tongva Peak (2,656); on clear days, views stretch behind L.A.'s cityscape to lapping ocean

TPT008

Location: 34.1883773803711, -118.256332397461

L @ 4-way onto Beaudry Blvd. South
Quick Fact: Tongva tribesmen once harvested trees from these foothills to hand-build seaworthy wooden rafts big enough to transport 12 people and goods up the coastline

TPT009

Location: 34.1905632019043, -118.242820739746

R @ 3-way Y; backtrack to trailhead

TPT003

Location: 34.1918067932129, -118.253005981445

Trail descends slightly into rocky creekbed

TPT004

Location: 34.1952781677246, -118.257530212402

Trees thin out on steep climb