Tag: San Fernando Valley

Suicide Trail (Griffith Park)

Suicide Trail (Griffith Park) Location: Travel Town, Griffith Park. From the 134 Freeway, take the Forest Lawn exit (4) and head south. Make an immediate left onto Zoo Drive and follow it to the Travel Town parking lot. Alternately from the 101 Freeway, take the Barham Blvd. exit (11A or 11B). Head north for 1.1…

Suicide Trail, Griffith Park, Los Angeles

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West Mulholland Trails

Location: At the western end of the dirt section of Mulholland Drive, western San Fernando Valley. From the west, take Highway 101 to the Valley Circle/Mulholland exit (29). Turn left onto Calabasas Road and make a quick right onto Mulholland. Go 2.7 miles to Canoga Avenue, make a quick right and an immediate left onto…

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Stunt High Trail

Stunt High Trail Location: Eastern Santa Monica Mountains. From the Thousand Oaks area, take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills exit (33). Turn right and follow Lost Hills 1.1 miles to Las Virgenes. Turn right and follow Las Virgenes 1.6 miles to Mulholland Highway. Turn left and go 4 miles to Stunt Road. Turn…

Stunt High Trail, Malibu, CA

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Western Canyon (Griffith Park)

Western Canyon (Griffith Park) Location: Western Canyon Road, Griffith Park. From Los Feliz Blvd. (only 0.2 mile east of Western Ave and 2.5 miles west of the 5 Freeway) head north onto Fern Dell Drive for 0.7 mile (Fern Dell becomes Western Canyon Road). Pull into a large parking lot on the left side of…

Nature Loop, Western Canyon, Griffith Park, CA

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Liberty Canyon to Morrison Ranch

Liberty Canyon to Morrison Ranch Location: Liberty Canyon Trail Head, Agoura Hills. From the 101 Freeway, take the Liberty Canyon exit (34) and head north. The trail head will be almost immediately on the left. Park in the small dirt lot, taking care not to block the gate. Agency: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy/National Park Service…

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Cave of Munits

Cave of Munits Location: West Hills, on the corner of Vanowen and Sunset Ridge Court. From highway 101, take the Mulholland/Valley Circle exit and head north for 3 miles. Turn left onto Vanowen and park on the curb, and begin hiking across the street. Agency: Los Angeles City Department of Parks and Recreation/Santa Monica Mountains…

Cave of Munits, San Fernando Valley, CA

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Haunted Table 29 (Griffith Park)

Haunted Table 29 (Griffith Park) Location: Camp Road and Griffith Park Drive, Griffith Park.  From L.A. and points south, take I-5 to the Griffith Park exit.  Cross over the freeway to Crystal Springs Drive, turn right and go a mile, just past the parking area for the merry go round, and turn left on Griffith…

Haunted Table 29, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA

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Kagel Mountain

Kagel Mountain Location: Western San Gabriel Mountains near the San Fernando Valley.   From I-210 in Sunland, take the Foothill Blvd. (Osborne St. if you’re coming from the west) exit and head northeast (turn right if you’re coming from the east; left if you’re coming from the west.)  Take a quick left on Osborne St.…

San Fernando Valley as seen from the Kagel Truck Trail, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Dawn Mine

Dawn Mine Location: Angeles National Forest above Pasadena. From the 210 Freeway, take the Lincoln Ave. exit and head north for 1.9 miles. Turn right on W. Loma Alta Drive, go 0.6 miles and turn left on to Cheney Trail. Follow it 1.2 miles to a junction with Mt. Lowe Road (also known as the…

Trail descending to Millard Canyon in the Angeles National Forest, CA

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Dagger Flat from Dillon Divide

Dagger Flat from Dillon Divide Location: Western San Gabriel Mountains near the San Fernando Valley.   From I-210 in Sunland, take the Foothill Blvd. (Osborne St. if you’re coming from the west) exit and head northeast (turn right if you’re coming from the east; left if you’re coming from the west.)  Take a quick left…

Oaks and sycamores in Pacoima Canyon on the way to Dagger Flat, Angeles National Forest

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Bear Divide Trail

Bear Divide Trail Location: Western Angeles National Forest between the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Little Tujunga Canyon. From I-210 in Pacoima, take the Osborne St. exit. Cross the freeway on Foothill Blvd. and turn left on Osborne St. Follow it for 11.4 miles. (Osborne becomes Little Tujunga Canyon Road) to the Bear…

Footbridge on the Bear Divide Trail, Angeles National Forest

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Upper Franklin Canyon Reservoir

Upper Franklin Canyon Reservoir Location: Hollywood Hills.  From the San Fernando Valley, take the 101 freeway to Coldwater Canyon.  Head south on Coldwater for 2.5 miles and take a hard right on Franklin Canyon Drive.  Drive 0.7 miles into the park and take a left into the parking lot for the William O. Douglas Outdoor…

View of Upper Franklin Canyon Reservoir, Hollywood Hills

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