Northeast of Glendale, the Strawberry Peak Loop is a 17 mile hiking route through the rugged San Gabriel Mountains. The trail portion is a packed granular tread with plenty of switchbacks through Chapparel of scrub brush and occasional pine. There are plenty of great vistas.
To reach the hiking trailhead from Glendale, follow US210 to Exit 20. Head north on the Angeles Crest Highway (SR2) for roughly 30 miles. Park at the Clear Creek Vista trailhead just after the intersection with Angeles Forest Highway. A National Forest Adventure Pass is required.
The trailhead is at 3,500 feet and the summit of Strawberry Peak is 6,000 feet. There are numerous switchbacks along the way up that are not shown on the map.
Overall, Strawberry Peak Loop Trail is the 13th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California.