The greater Los Angeles area has a milder, dry climate. Most of the rainfall will happen in the winter season with the summer season remaining relatively dry. Average temperatures stay somewhere in the mid-range, so La Tuna Canyon Park is easily accessible year round! With such perfect hiking temperatures, there should be little concern for heat exhaustion, but you may want to take along some water in case of emergency!
If you commit to a longer hike, the top of the Verdugo Mountains promises amazing views of downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and other local mountain ranges. It may take some work to get up to that height, but the climb may definitely be worth it.
If you stay in La Tuna Canyon Park, you can hike anywhere from 2 to 5 miles roundtrip, however, the trails connect with other nearby parks, giving you access to explore almost 15 miles of the Verdugo Mountains!
The park does allow dogs, but they must remain on a leash at all times. Additionally, mountain bikers and horseback riders are also welcome to use the trails, so always exercise caution if walking in this local park.