Deukmejian Wilderness Park
Rim of the Valley Trail
For the experienced hiker and mountain bicyclist. Equestrians are not permitted. This trail links Glendale with the Rim of the Valley Trail system at Haynes Canyon Road. Starting with gentle grades and becoming very steep in several locations, the trail becomes more difficult as you travel north. The trail passes through the picturesque Cooks Canyon Stream bed for several hundred feet with its year-round running water and lush native plants. As you ascend Cooks Canyon you cross four narrow foot bridges spanning deep ravines. This trail features the most spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley.
Directions: About 40 minutes from our area. Take the CA-2 to La Crescenta-Montrose. Take the Pennsylvania Ave exit from I-210 W. Take New York Ave to Markridge Rd in Glendale. Slight right onto Pennsylvania Ave. Turn left onto Foothill Blvd. Turn right onto New York Ave. Continue onto Markridge Rd.Turn left on Markridge Road and go 200 yards to the park entrance. Follow the entry road to the parking area.