The incident occurred just before 1 a.m. around the Burbank Boulevard on-ramp on the Golden State (5) Freeway.
Authorities say the suspect was involved in a hit-and-run accident and tried to evade police.
He then climbed into some trees and started to jump from tree to tree. He was finally taken into custody after he fell out of one of the trees.
The chase temporarily shut down the 5 Freeway, but all lanes reopened around 2:30 a.m.