May 5, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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This is a beginner friendly to intermediate hike so everyone is welcomed!!!
I just did this hike in the Santa Monica Mountains with friends this past Saturday in preparation for my Half Dome hike to Yosemite in May. And I was very pleasantly suprised to say the least.
Not only were the paths were very clear and wide, you'll get a good 5 mile workout amidst plenty of scenery and serenity. IT'S JUST SUCH A GOOD FEELING OUT THERE WITH THE FRESH AIR AND CLEANLINESS OF THE SURROUNDINGS!!! And you'll definitely feel the burn on your way back.
Offering some of the most accessible and user-friendly terrain in the Santa Monica Mountains, Marvin Braude Mulholland Park encompasses 1,500 acres of wild land above the unpaved portion of Mulholland Drive and the west San Fernando Valley. Connecting with Topanga State Park and the 20,000 acre “Big Wild,” the park offers hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians trails that lead into an urban-adjacent wilderness, perhaps unparalleled anywhere in the world.
The principal trailhead is at the southern terminus of Reseda Boulevard. The park has beautifully manicured lawns, picnic areas, gorgeous city and mountain views, ample parking, restrooms, and potable water.
DOGS ARE WELCOMED!!!
Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park is located at the most southern end of Reseda Boulevard. You may enter the park 3.2 miles south of the Ventura Freeway on Reseda Boulevard.
There is ample FREE PARKING usually before 9 AM. Afterwards the FREE PARKING slots get FULL and you'll have to park a bit further away from the entrance to avoid paying. Otherwise, there is a paid parking area for $5 right before the entrance.
Either way, parking is a breeze out here!