The La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council on Saturday officially welcomed hikers, bicyclists, dog walkers and equestrians to enjoy the completed trail loop that surrounds La Cañada.
Although it took 40 years, the loop’s successful completion is due in large part to the collaborative effort between Los Angeles County, the city and the Trails Council volunteer group.
“I can’t give enough credit to the City Council…the last 10 years, the City Council has been very proactive in talking with Caltrans and getting grants” to make La Cañada’s trail system complete, said Randy Strapazon, an active member of the Trails Council.
The trail is an approximate 12-mile loop that winds its way past La Cañada High School and the Flintridge Riding Club, through Flint Canyon and into the foothills of the Angeles National Forest. For a hiker with a steady, fast pace, the trail loop would take an approximate six hours to complete, Strapazon said.