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Hikers along Westridge to Nike Site

July 2 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Moderately paced 6 mi., 1100 ft gain hike following the west ridge of the SMMs overlooking the 405, then into Mandeville Canyon to cross back up to reach the cold war Nike Site. Chaparral and a great 360º view from the lookout tower. Meet 7:30 AM at trailhead: From Ventura Blvd in Encino take Hayvenhurst Ave south about 1.8 miles, turn right (west) on Encino Hills Drive and continue about 1 more mile to beginning of dirt Mulholland Dr, or from 405 Fwy in Sepulveda pass, take Mulholland Dr, exit 61, west about 2 miles to end of pavement at Encino Hills Drive. On dirt Mulholland go about 100 yards west and park facing white posts. Bring 2 qts water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.