Beginning at the top of Walnut Avenue, near the Nature Center, the fire road leads to the Verdugo Mountainway Trail. The Verdugo Mountainway is an extensive trail system which extends from the Sun Valley area south to Glendale's Brand Park and to the northeast leading to Tujunga and La Crescenta. Hiking and mountain biking are permitted on the fire roads. The smaller trails are for hiking only and along with the fire roads lead to spectacular views of the San Fernando valley.
The Stough Canyon Nature Center has an exhibit hall with educational and interpretive displays about the natural history of the area and its plant life. It features a small library, a classroom, and an outdoor amphitheater. The Center provides information on local habitat and the natural history of the area and offers nature workshops, classes and seasonal day camps. Local docents provide ongoing hiking activities in the park.
Hours Open to the Public: (Sept. – June) Tuesday – Friday, Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Mondays, most holidays. (July & August) Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Parking lot will be closed and gate locked at 5:00 p.m. unless there is a City of Burbank activity.
Directions: From Glenoaks Blvd, take Olive Avenue north towards the mountains. Turn left onto Sunset Canyon Drive. Turn right onto Walnut Road. Continue on Walnut Road all the way to the end.