3.3 miles
Distance
100 ft
Climb
-1,525 ft
Descent
00:55:28
Avg time

Grizzly Flats Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Los Angeles
    California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    Year round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #204616 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Owner
    USDA-FS

Grizzly Flats Trail connects Vogel Flats Picnic Area to the intersection of Grizzly Flats Road, Hoyt Mountain Road, and Upper Dark Canyon Trail. The upper third is a gentle fire road grade. Below Grizzly Flats (technically a trail camp, but fairly decrepit and indicated only by a water tank and dismantled gate) the tread narrows to singletrack that's more reminiscent of the Strawberry loop, with encroaching poison oak, height exposure, and some very steep sections. The bottom third of the trail crosses Big Tujunga Creek several times on its way to Vogel Flats. The crossings can run dangerously high during and after rains, and change frequently.

Access Info

Both ends of the trail offer popular parking spots. Off Big Tujunga Road park at Vogel Flats and find the trailhead at the very eastern end of the parking lot. Vogel Flats has picnic, trash, and restroom facilities (but no water) so make sure to display your ANF Adventure Pass if you park there. Off Angeles Crest Highway park at the bottom of Hoyt/Grizzly without blocking the gate.

Disclaimer

Check CFM of Big Tujunga Creek before leaving.

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More Stats for Grizzly Flats Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,425 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,833 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,291 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,291 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,867 ft
  • Grade
    -8.3%
  • Grade max
    -69.5%
  • Grade min
    29.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,614 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,237 ft
  • Avg time
    00:55:28
  • Avg reverse time
    01:40:00
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      Grizzly Flats Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 14, 2024 @ 3:54pm
      19 hours
      Trail is getting a bit overgrown but is still easily passable. Up top the brush is encroaching a bit. Once you get lower into the trees there is...
      Sep 18, 2023 @ 8:39am
      Sep 18, 2023
      Jul 5, 2021 @ 6:06am
      Jul 5, 2021
      the trails are dry, but have been recently cut back, lots of poison ivy, but just off trail, try not to crash into it.
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 3:34pm
      Apr 20, 2021
      Mysterious forces have recently brushed the top 2/3 of the trail (above the canyon floor) and repaired some drainage issues on the steepest...
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      • Last: Jun 4, 2024

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