We’re fast hikers.
Because we like to power up the mountain, we pass a lot of people on the way up the trail. While most people are courteous, constantly trying to maneuver around them can hinder training hikes and dampen spirits.
That’s why we’ve been exploring less travelled hikes in the Tujunga Canyon wilderness. If you’re like us and want the burn (and the views) of an Ice Canyon, but have the trail to yourself, try one of these hikes.
Length: 11.7 miles
People Seen On Trail: 0
While not easy, the ascent to Fox Mountain is gentler than two other hikes on this list. This one-track meanders back as much as up – that is until the last 5 minutes – which is 500 almost vertical feet to the summit.
Mount Lukens via Stone Canyon
Length: 9.2 milesElevation: 3123ftPeople Seen On Trail: 5
Wear long pants and bring poles because this trail is quite strenuous and overgrown. It’s basically switchbacks all the way up, but at least you have the place to yourself.
Length: 8.1 milesElevation: 2050ftPeople Seen On Trail: 8
Take the recently reopened Colby Canyon route to Josephine for the best scenery and fewest people. It’s moderately tough going until you hit Josephine Saddle, where the trail levels out.