La Crescenta-Montrose is located in the northern part of unincorporated Los Angeles County in the Crescenta Valley except for an area of Montrose which is located within the city of Glendale. The highly affluent community of La Canada-Flintridge, is to the east, Glendale is to the south and west, and the Angeles National Forest is to the north. The population exceeds 21,000. La Crescenta-Montrose was home to the Tongva People for thousands of years before the area was claimed by Spain and later by Mexico.
The Verdugo Wash has its origin in the Crescenta Valley and is a 9.4 mile long tributary of the Los Angeles River in the Glendale area of Los Angeles County. From the Crescenta Valley, the stream flows through the Verdugo Mountains south through a pass adjacent to the San Rafael Hills to join the Los Angeles River just northeast of Griffith Park.
Cresenta Valley Community Regional Park
Cresenta Valley Community Regional Park is a beautiful community park in La Crescenta that features walking trails, children's play areas" picnic tables with shelters, camping areas, a multipurpose room, a baseball diamond, a basketball court, and lots of open space and mature shade trees. The park offers programs for children in all age groups as well as adult programs.
Mt. Waterman Ski Area
Waterman Mountain, commonly referred to as Mt. Waterman, is an 8,030 foot mountain and popular Southern California ski area in the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County. Mount Waterman is located north of Pasadena, northeast of La Canada-Flintridge, and directly east of La Crescenta. A private ski resort has leased most of the mountain and provides services.
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