Glendale, CA, 91214 US / CA
The Wilderness Park occupies a rugged 709-acre site in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains at the northernmost extremity of the City of Glendale. The park is predominantly chaparral and sage scrub, but includes secluded streamside woodlands and scattered remnants of big-cone spruce woodland in Dunsmore and Cook's Canyons. Trails on the site provide spectacular views of the Crescenta Valley and the Los Angeles basin. The park is bordered on the north, west, and east sides by the Angeles National Forest. The south edge of the park is primarily a County debris basin and sediment placement site (spreading ground). Park elevations range from about 2159 at the park entry to 4775 in the northeast corner of the site. The barn is at about 2330 elevation. The site is relatively undisturbed except for an area of about 12 acres in the southern part of the property known as the Park Center area, where the historic Le Mesnager barn, the Glendale Park Ranger Station, site parking, restrooms, picnic facilities, and walking paths are located.