La Tuna Canyon Park
La Tuna Canyon Trail explores a pair of canyon on the northwest side of the Verdugo Mountains between Burbank and Sunland. There are views north toward the San Gabriels and west toward the San Fernando Valley from this dirt trail as it ascends 975 feet over 2.25 miles on a winding route through the 1,100 acres of La Tuna Canyon Park. At the top, there is a bench offering relaxing views and a junction with Verdugo Fire Road, the main trail across the top of the range, which allows you to explore even farther.
Start from a turnout along La Tuna Canyon Road at the bottom of a canyon that cuts into the mountains that rise to the south. On the east side of the canyon (left end of the parking area), there is a park sign by the start of La Tuna Canyon Trail. Begin up this dirt single track, which heads up the canyon past a few large sycamores. Before it can run into a rocky, overgrown corner of the canyon, the trail turns sharply to the left and ascends the side of the canyon.