The Verdugo Mountains are a small, rugged mountain range of the Transverse Ranges system, located just south of the western San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, Southern California. The range is sometimes known as the Verdugo Hills or simply the Verdugos.
The 244-acre Verdugo Mountains Open Space Preserve is located in the lushly-vegetated north-facing flank of the Verdugo Mountains in the Upper Los Angeles River Watershed in the City of Glendale. Entirely within a region designated by Los Angeles County as a Significant Ecological Area, the stunningly beautiful preserve contains more that 2,300 mature coast live oaks, sycamores, big leaf maples, bay laurels, and other indigenous trees. Numerous springs and blueline streams provide for a rich diversity of habitat. The purpose of the Verdugo Mountains property, in Los Angeles County, is to preserve and protect as urban open space a remnant of natural lands located near the city of Glendale in the north portion of the heavily urbanized Los Angeles basin. The property, a geologically detached piece of the San Gabriel Mountains, offers vistas towards the main range and contains only a moderate level of its original biological diversity.
The Verdugo Mountains are unique urban mountain range comprised of 14 square miles of habitat that remain tenuously connected to the Angeles National Forest via the Big Tujunga Wash. The preserve bolsters a contiguous 4000-acre block of open space including parkland owned by the City of Glendale, the City of Burbank, the City of Los Angeles, California State Parks, and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The property contains several prominent ridgelines and is highly visible from within the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor, the 210 Freeway, and the Angeles National Forest. Equally dramatic are the vistas from the upper slopes of the property. An extensive network of trails on the property highlight its recreational value for more than one million people nearby.
Product Details / Specifications: GPS Compatible/Complete UTM Grid
Published Date: 2006
Topo (Contour) Lines: Yes
Relief Shading: Yes
Double Sided: No
Media: Waterproof & Tear Resistant Plastic
Folded Dimensions [L" x W" x D"]: 9 x 4 x 3/16 in (22.86 x 10.16 x 0.48 cm)
Unfolded Dimensions [L" x W"]: 24 x 18 in (60.96 x 45.72 cm)
Map Scale: 1" = 2000 feet, contour interval 80 feet, UTM Zone 11
Two Sided: No