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Altadena Crest Trail

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Traversing a number of different environments — including rural roadways and chaparral hillsides — the Altadena Crest Trail is accessible from a number of different streets. The trail provides great views from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean, and is adjacent to the Angeles National Forest — which offers a number of additional hiking opportunities. Due to a fair amount of steep slopes, this trail is recommended for seasoned hikers.

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Name: Altadena Crest Trail
Length: 5.56 miles
Elevation Gain: 751 feet
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What You Might See

Acorn Woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus
American Crow
Corvus brachyrhynchos
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
American Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus
Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna
Arroyo Toad
Anaxyrus californicus
Big Brown Bat
Eptesicus fuscus
Bigberry Manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca
Bigleaf Maple
Acer macrophyllum
Black Mustard
Brassica nigra
Black Sage
Saliva mellifera
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Archilochus alexandri
Bobcat
Lynx rufus
California Black Bear
Ursus americana
California Black Walnut
Juglans californica
California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum
California Coffeeberry
Frangula californica
California Dodder
Cruscuta californica
California Fuchsia
Epilobium canum
California Lilacs
Ceanothus spp.
California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica
California Quail
Callipepla californica
California Sagebrush
Artemisia californica
California Scrub Jay
Aphelocoma californica
California Sycamore
Platanus racemosa
California Tarantula
Aphonopelma sp.
California Towhee
Melozone crissalis
California Treefrog
Hyla cadaverina
Chamise
Adenostoma fasciculatum
Coast Live Oak
Quercus agrifolia
Coast Range Newt
Taricha torosa
Common Poorwill
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter cooperii
Coyote
Canis latrans
Coyote Brush
Baccharis pilularis
Golden Currant
Ribes aureum
Great Horned Owl
Bubo virginianus
Hollyleaf Cherry
Prunus ilicifolia
Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja gleasoni
Laurel Sumac
Malosma laurina
Lemonade Berry
Rhus integrifolia
Lupine
Lupinus albifrons
Monkey Flower
Mimulus aurantiacus
Mountain Lion
Puma concolor
Mugwort
Artemisia douglasiana
Mule Deer
Odocoileus hemionus
Narrow-leaved Milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Picoides nuttallii
Pacific Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis
Pine Goldenbush
Ericameria pinifolia
Plummer's Mariposa Lily
Calochortus plummerae
Poison Oak
Toxicodendron diverisloba
Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla
Red Tail Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis
Silvery Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Striped Skunk
Mephitis mephitis
Sugar Bush
Rhus ovata
Summer Holly
Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Swainson's Thrush
Catharus ustulatus
Toyon
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura
Virginia Opossum
Didelphis virginiana
Western Toad
Bufo boreas
White Alder
Alnus rhombifolia
White Sage
Salvia apiana
White-throated Swift
Aeronautes saxatalis