Crescenta Valley, California

The Crescenta Valley is located between the San Gabriel Mountains on the northeast and the Verdugo Mountains and San Rafael Hills on the southwest. It opens into the San Fernando Valley on the northwest and the San Gabriel Valley on the southeast. The Verdugo Wash runs down the center of the Crescenta Valley.

The following communities are located in the Crescenta Valley:

  • Sunland-Tujunga (City of Los Angeles)
  • La Crescenta-Montrose (Unincorporated)
  • Montrose (city of Glendale)
  • La Canada-Flintridge (Incorporated)
  • Verdugo City (city of Glendale)


Verdugo Wash

The Verdugo Wash is a 9.4 mile long tributary of the Los Angeles River that originates just south of Interstate 10 in the Crescenta Valley. The wash flows south along the eastern edge of the Verdugo Mountains through a pass between the Verdugos and the San Rafael Hills to join the Los Angeles River. The entire wash is located within the city of Glendale.


Verdugo Mountains

The Verdugo Mountains, also known as the Verdugos, is a mountain range located south of the western San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County. The mountains provide recreational opportunities and provide an important wildlife habitat. The highest peak is Verdugo Peak which reaches to 3,126 feet. Tongva Peak, which rises to 2,656 feet, was named after the Tongva People who inhabited the Verdugo Mountains before the area was. claimed by Spain and later by Mexico.

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