SCENIC HIKE in Santa Monica Mountains at Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park

  • 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!!!

 

Directions:
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.

  

Parking:

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! 

 

 

 

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  • Pansy

    It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning. I got a good workout and met some nice and interesting people. The organizer, Jay, was very good.

    May 7, 2012

  • Joo Hong K.

    Great to be an outdoor with old and new friends.

    May 7, 2012

  • Joo Hong K.

    I was deceived, it wasn't beginner's hike. Thank you very much for helping me along the hike. I MADE IT. Food was great, but participants are even better.

    May 7, 2012

  • Edi T.

    It was a good workout. I enjoyed the talking with everyone in the group. Great view. Thanks for the organizer reminding us bringing the water.

    May 6, 2012

  • Stella Z.

    It's great out there!

    May 6, 2012

  • Joanna

    It was a wonderful morning to be with you guys. Nice view, nice work-out, nice talking to everyone! And the best to Jay! Thanks for your taking care of all the details. You guys have a nice weekend~

    1 · May 6, 2012

  • Vincent

    It was nice to meet you all today. Though I was pretty tired afterwards. Lack of sleep didn't help. Thanks for the company!

    May 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome, nice to meet everyone.

    May 5, 2012

  • Toby Z.

    Thanks Jay, it was a ton of fun!

    May 5, 2012

  • Edi T.

    Hey Toby, I am very close to 405 Santa Monica exit. My email: [masked]. I have one more person coming.

    May 2, 2012

  • Will

    looks like a lot of fun =)

    May 2, 2012

  • Stella Z.

    Pansy, Joo Hong Kim, Shinji: are you guys going? we are pretty to each other, I think.

    May 2, 2012

  • Jay

    Please arrive early as you can to get FREE, CONVENIENT PARKING right at the entrance. Otherwise, you'll have to park maybe 1/4 mile away on the streets for free parking. Or you can pay $5 for even closer parking. Our hike will begin at 9 AM so arrive on time! It's much cooler in the morning so we'll finish before it gets too warm. But make sure you bring plenty of water and some snacks since it is around 5 miles round trip. See everyone there!

    May 2, 2012

  • Toby Z.

    hey edi, i am in Santa Monica, north of 10 - what area are you in?

    May 1, 2012

  • Edi T.

    I am in the west side area. Would like to carpool. Where?

    May 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm also in the Monterey Park area.

    April 29, 2012

  • Stella Z.

    Carpool from Monterey Park? Thanks

    April 28, 2012

  • Toby Z.

    anyone want to carpool from the west side?

    April 28, 2012

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