Hike Stats:

Length: 6.37 mi
Elevation gain: 1,765 ft
Moving time: 3:07
Time at peak: 18:52 UTC
Barometric pressure at peak: 911 mb

SOTA Contacts:

Time Callsign Band Mode Notes
18:42 KI6SLA 144MHz FM  
18:43 W6LEN 144MHz FM  
18:43 KM6UHU 144MHz FM  
18:44 KI6PMD 144MHz FM  
18:45 K6MAM 144MHz FM  
18:46 K6TUY 144MHz FM 59
18:46 KN6TMT 144MHz FM  
18:47 NT6E 144MHz FM 59
18:51 W6IN 144MHz FM 59

Hike Notes:

A steady uphill on various service roads, branching off into a single file trail at the very end.  A good workout on the way up.  Not a severe incline but a relentless one.

The trailhead starts at the end of a road in a residential area.  Just park along the road.

Start hiking at this gate – Whiting Woods Motorway:

After 3.6 miles of uphill, turn right at the end of Whiting Woods Motorway.  You are almost there.  Note that the towers and hilltop you see are NOT Verdugo Peak.

After maybe a half mile there is a single file trail to the top, branching off to the left of the service road:

The fenced bunker at the top is your destination.

Notes & References:

For a different route, see https://longgreentunnel.blogspot.com/2019/05/w6ct-269-verdugo-mountains-high-point.html

Summary of the same route I took: https://mikakw1sota.blogspot.com/2014/04/hp-verdugo-mtns-w6ct-034.html