Our Sunday CO-ED METal Hike is one of the longest running and most prestigious hiking groups in Los Angeles. With over 221 consecutive Sunday hikes in more than 94 different locations, from epic caves to beautiful waterfalls, we explore the hidden treasures of Los Angeles.
This is a Dog Friendly Hike!
The CO-ED METal Hike is OPEN TO ALL. Feel free to bring yourself, your family, your spouse, your hiking enthusiast friends (METal and Non-METal), prospective members and sometimes your dogs. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Wear light, comfortable clothing, closed toed shoes, bring a towel if you sweat and most importantly BRING A BOTTLE OF WATER (MANDATORY)!!!
13137 Garden Land Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Meeting Time: 9:30am
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GPS Coordinates: 34.121207, -118.50665
About the Location:
Mandeville Canyon is a north-south running trench in Brentwood area of the Santa Monica Mountains. Above Mandeville Canyon is San Vicente Mountain, a 1,960-foot summit that was used at the start of the cold war as a defense site to protect Los Angeles from Soviet attacks. Mandeville Canyon is enclosed by two long finger-like ridges, Westridge and Canyonback Ridge. There are trails running down each ridge that can be reached via fire road from Mandeville Canyon Road, which runs down the center of the residential canyon. These trails can be used to explore the upper stretches of Mandeville Canyon and San Vicente Mountain Park, creating a 5-mile loop with 770 feet of elevation gain.
San Vicente Mountain was one of several summits around Los Angeles used as a Nike missile defense site in the 1950s to detect and intersect Russian missiles and aircraft directed at the city. After a decade, Nike missiles were made obsolete by long-range technology, but the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has done an excellent job preserving this old site, adding informative panels to keep this history alive. There are several benches and tables spread out around the old buildings, along with restrooms and a water fountain, making San Vicente Mountain perfect for a picnic.
This is a Dog Friendly Hike.
From Sunset Boulevard, 2.3 miles west of the 405 freeway, head north on Mandeville Canyon Road. Drive 4.8 miles, and turn left onto Garden Lane Road. Park on the right and begin hiking up the fire road to the left.
From November 04, 2018 2:27 am to 04:27 am
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