A service brought to you by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
Photo credits: SMMC Archives (1, 3) , Karin Mueller (2, 4)

La Tuna Canyon Park

Directions & Trail Map

Located on the north slope of the Verdugo Mountains, 1,100-acre La Tuna Canyon Park provides trail access into the steep upper reaches of the mountains.

Parking and picnic tables are provided at the trailhead. A trail from the parking lot leads to another picnic area at "The Grotto," one half mile further up La Tuna Canyon Road. The Grotto is a deeply incised canyon with steep walls and large overhanging trees that culminate in a waterfall with a small pool.


La Tuna Canyon Trail: 2.2 miles, moderate. The trail begins off La Tuna Canyon Road and climbs through oak and sycamore-lined canyons up to the ridgetop. Majestic views of the San Gabriel Mountains, the San Fernando Valley, and downtown Los Angeles abound. The La Tuna Canyon trail connects with the Verdugo Fire Road, also called the Backbone Road, which offers thirteen miles of trails across almost the whole length of the Verdugo Mountains.

La Tuna Canyon Park is located along the 8000 block of La Tuna Canyon Road in the City of Los Angeles approximately three quarters of a mile south of the 210 Freeway and five miles east of Interstate 5.

Address: 8000 La Tuna Canyon Road, Sun Valley

Park Features:

September 30 - Summer Programs, King Gillette Ranch
September 30 - Summer Programs, Rocky Peak Park
September 30 - Summer Programs, Ballona Creek Trail and Bike Path
September 30 - Summer Programs, Pico Canyon
Visit us on Facebook  Facebook
To select more than one, hold down CTRL key.
10mi 25mi All